Sensory play enhances learning through hands on activities that stimulate the child’s senses. Babies learn about the world though their senses: seeing, smelling, tasting and touching. Sensory play builds nerve connections in the brains pathway which leads to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks.
This type of play aids in developing and enhancing memory. It promotes language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills and social interaction. It assists with calming an anxious child or frustrated child. It helps children to learn sensory attributes such as cold, sticky, hot.
Sensory play encourages scientific processes in problem solving. By stimulating your child’s senses you are helping them to develop creatively, socially, emotionally, linguistically and physically by simply playing with sensory materials.
Your child will probably enjoy playing with the most inexpensive toys like a paper towel roll or cereal box. Encourage such behaviour your child is learning about the world around them. By stimulating your child’s sense you are developing neural pathways which assist in further learning.
The use of multiple senses allows one to accomplish a task. They will experience and retain information. Sensory plays encourages creative thinking and problem solving.
Use objects that you have at home to create experiences.