What is Sensory Play?
Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your child’s senses; touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing.
Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while the play, create, investigate and explore.
Why is sensory play important?
Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brains pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills and social interaction.
What can you use?
Everything from play dough, water/sand play, sensory bags, finger painting and interaction with animals, music, lights or even trampolining; there’s an almost inexhaustible selection to choose from!