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Why is sensory play so important? ๐Ÿค”

There are many benefits of sensory play when it comes to child development as children learn a great deal through touching, tasting, seeing, smelling, and hearing โœ‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿฝ

Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brainโ€™s pathways, which lead to children's ability to complete more complex learning tasks ๐Ÿง 

Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving, independence and self help skills, practical life skills and social interaction ๐Ÿฅฐ

When a child is engaged in a sensory activity, they are given the opportunity to explore and use creative thinking processes. Sensory activities can vary from minimal materials to a wide variety of materials ๐ŸŒˆ

๐ŸŒŸSensory play encourages children to manipulate and mould materials, building up their fine motor skills and coordination.

๐ŸŒŸSensory play uses all 5 senses, but the sense of touch is often the most frequent. Toddlers and children process information through their senses. They learn through exploring these.

๐ŸŒŸSensory play is an unstructured, and open-ended type of play which means they can explore all they want without rules or limitations. This will help them with their imaginative, creativity and critical thinking; it is the purest sense of exploratory learning.

๐ŸŒŸSelf-esteem: sensory play offers kids the opportunity for self-expression because there is no right answer and children feel safe to change or experiment with what they are doing.

๐ŸŒŸDevelops language skills as when they play, they will experiment with their language, trying new words and even making different sound effects.

๐ŸŒŸGreat for learning colours and different shades of colours.

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