The Benefits of Sensory Play

Why is Sensory Play important for children?

 From birth to early childhood, children use their senses to explore and try to make sense of the world around them. They explore the world by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, moving and hearing. Children learn best when they engage their senses, this way they retain more information.

 As adults we are reminded of past smells now and again which bring back certain memories, this is why sensory play is so important for children. Providing sensory play for children is extremely important for children. Providing sensory play for children is extremely important for their brain development as it helps to build never connections in the brains pathways.

We often talk about the five senses of; Taste, Touch, Smell, Sight, and Hearing. There are also other senses that we tend to miss - Body Awareness and Balance. 

What is Sensory Play?

Sensory Play includes any activity that stimulates a child's senses. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and encourages children to use scientific processes while they play and create. Using the five senses; Taste, Touch, Smell, Sight & Hearing, children can develop mentally and physically through sensory play.


What are the benefits of Sensory Play?

  • Sensory play builds nerve connections in the brains pathways, which then lead to children's abilities to complete more complex learning tasks.
  • Encourages the development of motor skills.
  • Supports language development.
  • Encourages 'scientific thinking' and problem solving.
  • It creates mindful activities which are beneficial for all children.

 Sensory Plug in and Play

We have a wide selection of interactive Sensory products which are easy to use, just plug in and off you go!

From bubble tubes to passive LED light's, we have got everything you need to create the perfect Sensory room. You can read and watch videos showing how some of these products work by clicking here.

If you are on a budget, we have a large range of smaller sensory products like bean bags, cushions and toys. Click here to shop now .

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