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A toddler catching feathers.

What is sensory play?

Activities that stimulate a child’s senses. Touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. As well as activities involving balance and body awareness.

Why incorporate sensory play?

To help build nerve connections in a child’s brain. Sensory play can encourage language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills and problem solving. During sensory play children are encouraged to explore and discover, which often fosters scientific thinking as well as creativity.

A toddler inspecting a slinky.
Toddlers playing together with pasta sensory bin.

What age is appropriate for sensory play?

Kids of all ages can enjoy sensory play! You can easily adapt activities to be appropriate to a child’s age. Babies naturally long to explore the world around them through sensory experiences. Toddlers are capable of so many things if given the opportunity to learn. We can also teach older children about the scientific method (Make an observation, hypothesize, test hypothesis, draw conclusions) through sensory activities.

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Toddler hopping on strips of masking tape.
Toddler stringing pasta on a pipe cleaner.

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