Plymouth To Host Sensory-Friendly Activity Nights
The city of Plymouth is offering sensory-friendly play times at the Plymouth Community Center starting Friday evening.
“We see more and more places of business doing this like movie theaters, the Science Museum, other places so we thought we would start offering this sensory-friendly opportunities for families that may not be able to come to the community center and enjoy it otherwise,” said Paul Pearson, recreation supervisor for the city of Plymouth.
On Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., families can access the K.U.B.E. indoor playground and the adjacent gymnasium for activity that includes no loud music playing, no public address announcements, dimmed lights, and sensory-friendly toys and games available. In the gym, there will be basketball, soccer and tumbling mats available for families to enjoy.
The city held its first of these events in April. Pearson said the city received positive feedback. He also pointed out that the Plymouth Community Center already has a sensory-friendly room for families to use during all business hours.
“Our parks and recreation department does offer one-on-one inclusion support, to integrate any child or any person into any of our programs,” he said. “So we do have programs available for anyone of all abilities available year-round.”
Preregistration for the sensory-friendly play time is required. The cost is $5 for residents and $7 for non-Plymouth residents.