Sensory activities, in addition to being fun and interesting for babies and young children, encourage children to explore and investigate. Sensory activities also allow children to refine their thresholds for different sensory information, helping their brain to create stronger connections to sensory information and learn which are useful and which can be filtered out.
Through sensory play, the child can learn to block out the noise which is not important and focus on the play which is occurring with their peer.
The children had so much fun during this sensory play, most of which tried to eat the spaghetti. The children also found the spaghetti sticky and/or slimy.