I don’t know about you, but we love a bit of sensory play here. Sensory play is great for child development as it enables your child to explore, discover and learn about their environment and surroundings. It can develop independent and creative thinking, fine and gross motor skills and teach a great deal about the world around us.
But aside from all that…
The lovely guys over at Zimpli Kids sent me a bundle of products for us to have some sensory fun play with.
Thanks to Zimpli kids and their products including Gelli play, Slime Baff and SnoBall battle pack. They make access to this very important type of play simple, hassle free, and most of all fun and engaging!
Zimpli Kids products are also
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So, What exactly is sensory play?
Sensory play involves activities that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing. Sensory activities encourage exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore.
Why is Sensory Play So Important?
It’s an important part of early childhood development, and providing opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore their world through ‘sensory play’. It is crucial to their brain development. It benefits a childs thinking, language, social-emotional, and physical skills.
Learning through sensory play and exploration come naturally to babies and young children. They have a strong exploratory impulse, which helps them develop the skills they will use to build an understanding of objects, spaces, people and interactions are yet to be fully developed. Leading them onto other areas of learning such as maths, writing and communication.
There are a lot of activities out there used to engage young children, many aimed at helping them experimenting with their senses.
Sensory play activities include a variety of textures, substances, ingredients and props which come together to create an overall awareness and stimulation of the senses. Obviously all the resources must be safe for children to use and age appropriate.
The list of activities and resources used is almost endless. Including such things as
- a play dough
- water play
- sand play
- sensory bins and trays
- sensory bags
- finger painting
- listening and moving to music
- interaction with lights
- and many more…
Check out my Pinterest board on Sensory Play which is full of fun and engaging sensory play activities. Why not follow me on Pinterest while you’re there?
Do you and your children take part in sensory play? Tell what type of sensory activities your child enjoys in the comments below.
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