From birth through to early childhood, children use their senses to explore and try to make sense of the world around them. They do this by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, moving and hearing.
Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing.
Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play,
create, investigate and explore. The sensory activities allow children
to refine their thresholds for different sensory information helping
their brain to create stronger connections to process and respond to
Touch---Touch is a powerful learning tool for enhancing early emotional learning.
Sensory seeking children frequently experience sensory cravings, where
they simply can’t get enough of anything. They are constantly searching
for ways to stimulate their nervous systems.
Our friends at Seaboard Lane have explored sensory by
playing in the many different sensory bins we have. They have
discovered the grasslands, with the faux grass and wild animal bin, been
gardeners, with our soil and flower bin, traveled the Jurassic era,
with the rock and dinosaur bin, and swam the ocean blue, with our water
and whale bin. What a fun week?!