The twelve senses and their relation to the home are helpful to consider as we create homes for our children: 1. Touch--the experience of the skin meeting whatever is just beyond it--soft, hard, smooth or bumpy, the pleasure of a warm hug or the pain of falling down on a rock. Touch gives us the experience of the boundaries of our bodies.
2. Life sense--the feeling of being well or of feeling ill, being hungry or full, in pain or contented.
3. Self-movement--gestures, walking or crawling, reaching and holding, the ability to be free in our movement and the realization of the limits of our movement.
Excerpt from Making a Family Home by Shannon Honeybloom