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Baby Unit – Sensory Play September Blog

  • Sensory play encourages children to manipulate and mold materials, building up their fine motor skills and coordination.

  • Sensory play uses all 5 senses, but the sense of touch is often the most frequent. Toddlers and children process information through their senses. They learn through exploring these.

  • Sensory play is process-driven, not product-oriented; it is the purest sense of exploratory learning

  • Self-esteem: sensory play offers kids the opportunity for self-expression because there is no right answer and children feel safe to change or experiment with what they are doing.

  • Language development and learning new words.

Jelly Play: The children enjoyed the sensory play and exploring the sense of touch! The staff talked about all the wonderful describing words of how the jelly felt in their hands. Squishy, sticky, slippery, slimey, sloppy and smooth.

Vegetable printing & free painting.

Painting can help children learn sizes, shapes, patterns and designs. These are all critical aspects of their curriculum during pre-school years. Painting helps children develop their decision-making skills. Painting can help your children communicate their emotions or feelings. Using different colors, the children can express themselves without the use of words. Painting allows children an opportunity that is also fun and exciting. Painting aids hand-eye coordination. The children love to paint using the brushes and vegetables and can sit for quite a protracted period of time, creating their own little masterpieces.

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