Cali Bamboo Collaborates with Alexa’s PLAYC at Rady Children’s to Build Bamboo Sensory Wall

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The project was designed to give students a variety of activities that help strengthen neural pathways.

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Spending a day at Alexa’s PLAYC and witnessing how our work truly makes a difference was an unparalleled experience, and bringing happiness to young children was a welcome opportunity we will never forget.

Cali Bamboo®, the leading manufacturer of green building materials made primarily from bamboo, recently worked with Alexa’s PLAYC at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diegoto install a special sensory wall that stimulates students’ brain development. Alexa’s PLAYC is an early education inclusion program for typically developing children and children with or at risk for an autism spectrum disorder.

“Instead of just donating material for the project, we decided to go the extra mile and help build the sensory wall with donated bamboo fencing,” said Jeff Goldberg, Founder and CEO of Cali Bamboo. “Spending a day at Alexa’s PLAYC and witnessing how our work truly makes a difference was an unparalleled experience, and bringing happiness to young children was a welcome opportunity we will never forget.”

The unique and colorful sensory wall was designed by early education specialists at Alexa’s PLAYC to give the children a variety of activities that help strengthen neural pathways. Opportunities for sensory exploration touch on all areas of development including cognitive, physical, social-emotional and communication. Sensory activities also provide opportunities for practicing social skills such as turn taking, sharing, and appropriate communication with peers. The visual and auditory input can have a therapeutic effect by helping to calm or stimulate children utilizing the wall. Hand-eye coordination and understanding cause and effect are also important areas that are developed while engaging in sensory play.

Besides Rady Children’s Cali Bamboo has recently worked with other humanitarian organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Include Autism. To learn more about this project, visit Cali Bamboo’s Greenshoots blog and the Rady Children’s website.

ABOUT CALI BAMBOO®
Headquartered in San Diego, Cali Bamboo® manufactures green building materials made primarily of bamboo — one of the world’s most durable, sustainable and renewable materials. Founded in 2004, the company has become a model of how individuals, businesses and communities can implement modern design while maintaining structural strength and environmental integrity. Cali Bamboo® services residential and commercial building projects across North America with a wide range of products including bamboo flooring, fencing, composite decking, plywood, cork wall tiles, poles, paneling and more. For more information visit http://www.CaliBamboo.com.

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