Busey Bank is hoping to broaden its imprint on the communities it serves by offering Sensory Kits at each of its banking center.
The kit includes toys and tools to “engage children while their caregivers meet with a Busey associate.”
According to development psychology theorist Jean Piaget, sensory play, or the engagement in activities that stimulate a child’s senses, occupies an important role in a child’s development. The exploration of various senses provides a means of understanding and exploring the world while simultaneously building fine and gross motor skills. Providing these resources not only gives children something to play with while their caregiver is otherwise occupied with a Busey associate, but also aids in their long-term growth and development.
“The sensory kits highlight Busey’s commitment to supporting all families and neurodiversity by creating a welcoming environment.” said Dan McCarthy, Senior Vice President – Payments & Operational Risk Service Support at Busey Bank.
The kits will be available at all locations, including Busey’s 909 Branch, located at 909 W. Kirby Avenue in Champaign. A Busey release said more than 70 kits have been prepared.