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 ✋🏼👅👀👃🏼👂🏽
Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to children's ability to complete more complex learning tasks 🧠
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 🥰
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 🌈
🌟Sensory play encourages children to manipulate and mould materials, building up their fine motor skills and coordination.
🌟Sensory 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.
🌟Sensory 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.
🌟Self-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.
🌟Develops language skills as when they play, they will experiment with their language, trying new words and even making different sound effects.
🌟Great for learning colours and different shades of colours.