Today’s freebee is a Sensory play curriculum plans that we are adding to our “Just for Babies” curriculum bundle, available on the Early Years Resource Factory and the Early Years Shop.
- Sensory play is important to the development of infants. If you work with the younger age group the learning environment should be sensory and should give babies opportunities to explore through their senses.
- Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates the young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing. Sensory activities facilitate exploration, creativity and investigation.
- Sensory play builds nerve connections within the developing brain’s neural pathways, which trigger a child’s inclination for and ability in competing more complex learning tasks. It also supports cognitive growth, language competence, motor skills, problem solving abilities and social interaction.