Children learn best and retain the most information when they engage their senses, which is why we have developed a whole range of activities to do just that. When you think of sensory play, you immediately picture children playing with sand and water. Whilst this isn’t the only way in which children can develop their senses, we know just how much children love this type of play.
In this day and age, there are a plethora of activities used to engage young children, many aimed at helping them experiment with the key attributes associated with the five predominant senses as they grow, both in-home and educational environments. Below are some suggested multi-integrated sensory activities parents/caregivers may use to engage their little ones in sensory play (insert sensory activities image):
In summary, the senses play a critical role in a child’s holistic development, and their ability to make sense of the world around them. As a parent or caregiver, there are endless opportunities to engage the senses through fun, stimulating interactions and experiences. Take time to try some new approaches today.