Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s 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.
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.
Kids love sensory play, it generally involves lots of mess and a great deal of laughter!
Here are all our examples, ideas and inspiration for you to use to create some sensory play at home. We also have sensory play sessions at our centres for you to join in with.