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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.

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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. During sensory play children are encouraged to explore and discover through new experiences, which often fosters scientific thinking.

Loose parts play allows children the freedom to be creative, problem solve, construct, deconstruct and learn so many other developmental skills, which can help them engage with the world around them. Loose parts are an amazing tool for children's imagination.

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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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