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Benefits of sensory play

Sensory play assists in building nerve connection in the brain, supports language development, it enourages problem solving skills and scientific thinking, it improves ones ability to focus at tasks at hand, and so much more...!

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Sensory play

Forms of Sensory Play

Tactile Play

is arguably the type of play you're most likely to imagine when talking about Sensory Play. When children are playing with or exploring objects with their hands, they're exercising Tactile Play. With Tactile Play, children can learn many various things like feeling of pressure, vibrations, temperature, and so many others.

Vestibular Sensory Play

relates to children jumping, rolling around, swinging and hanging, all forms of which contribute to children's balance development, as the senses of balance and movement originate from the Vestibular system located in the inner ear. Children clowning around and moving their heads in many different positions helps strengthen the Vestibular system by activation of several receptors in the ear.

Proprioception Sensory Play

we all move our legs and arms freely, without having to look at them or forcibly convince them to move - welcome to Proprioception. Pulling, jumping and pushing are all motions that assist in the development of spatial awareness of children's bodies. In exercising Proprioception, children learn where they are and belong physically, and how their arms and legs relate and work with the rest of their body.

Auditory Sensory Play

it's fair to assume that all Mums and Dads have heard their children banging, dropping, smashing and making a noisy mess of things around the home. Well, that's known as Auditory Sensory Play for children. This form of play guides your children in differentiating sounds and develops their hearing, and above all, THEY LOVE MAKING A RACKET! On a quieter note, Fidget toys and POP ITS are an equally perfect solution for your child's Auditory Sensory Play.

Visual Sensory Play

the Visual system is adjacent and very closely connected to the Auditory and Vestibular systems. Visual Sensory Play assists with the development of your child's sight and vision. From watching a plane zoom across the sky, or staring at the dog running around the back yard, from playing with colourful objects and identifying different colours and patterns - all of these motions and objects are a fun way to stimulate Visual Sensory Play.

Olfactory and Taste Sensory Play

Olfactory relates to the sense of smell and it's also directly related to the sense of taste. It's often difficult to establish when a child is utilizing their sense of smell and taste, but perhaps sneezing after smelling a strong perfume or cologne, or the smelling of strong-noted flowers, or having a taste of the back yard's soil system may provide evidence as to their taste and smell senses. Children will develop these senses through activities in which they are tasked, or sneaky activities of their own!