Our first of its kind real-time projector is a fully immersive experience that can transport you to anywhere in the world! Different real-life scenes including a babbling brook, an aquarium, a thunderstorm, and a beach, are projected onto the floor for babies to explore and help develop an awareness of the world around them.
Each video is accompanied by audio to reflect different elements of nature and echo what’s being shown, for example, you can hear waves crashing and birds chirping when watching the beach setting. Recognising sounds in an environment is the first step to building babies communication and language skills, as these are the first noises that they identify. Through understanding what they hear and what they see, they put both concepts together in their mind to build a picture and create connections to the world around them. Not only is this great for visual and audio stimulation but the projector also promotes movement in babies as they will try to reach out and touch what’s in front of them!
Our practitioners can adapt the visuals depending on their key child’s mood or needs, whether it be to stimulate or create calmness. They utilise the projector by tailoring certain scenes to specific times of day, for example, they will select calming images with relaxing audio to prepare children for nap time. This can also be effective if a child becomes distressed to create a calming environment.
This teaches the importance of self-regulation from a very early age and ties in with the mindful activities we introduce in the toddler rooms.