Sensory activities are so great for our child's development, for so many different reasons.
Think of some of your favourite memories: smell of a campfire, the feeling of your favourite sweater, the taste of your favourite wine.
Our senses allow us to store away these positive memories because of the association like smell, touch and taste listed above respectively.
It should come as no surprise that children learn best and retain the most information when they engage their senses. By giving children the opportunity to investigate materials on their own accord, you’re helping them develop and refine several core skillsets.
Cognitively: like problem solving & decision making
Linguistically: experiencing the true meaning of words i.e. mush or pour
Socially & Emotionally: things like cooperation & collaboration or confidence building by being in control of their experiences
Physically: by manipulating materials and using their fine or gross motor skills i.e. mixing or smashing
Creatively: opportunities to explore how to use materials and objects, focusing on the process as opposed to a finished result
Our home is filled with sensory activities. Have fun finding them and exploring them with your little one too!
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