Bump & Beyond: Baby Sensory hosted by Goodstart Early Learning
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Exploring the benefits of sensory play
From birth to early childhood, children use their five senses to explore and try to make sense of the world around them. It’s an important part of early childhood development, and providing opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore their world through ‘sensory play’ is crucial to brain development.
So, what is sensory play?
Picking things up and feeling their texture is what people often associate with sensory play, but it’s about much more than touch. Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates a young child's senses of touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing, as well as anything which engages movement and balance.
The benefits of sensory play
With sensory play, there’s always much more going on than meets the eye. Through sensory play, the child can learn to block out the noise which is not important and focus on the play which is occurring with their peer.
The desire to engage with sensory play comes naturally for children and should be encouraged and supported both at home and in early learning environments.
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