Helping To Develop Your Child Through Sensory Play

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One of the best ways to encourage children to learn and develop is to make the experience fun, and enjoyable, which is why sensory play can play a crucial part in the development of your child. There is an excellent article online which explains the importance of this type of play and the benefits that it has for children, and may give you some ideas to ignite the imagination of your child.

Here is a summary of what sensory play is and how it is essential for your child to develop as they should.


What Is Sensory Play?

When we are talking about sensory play we are talking about the five primary senses that we all have which are;

  • Taste
  • Touch
  • Sight
  • Smell
  • Sound

When you introduce a child to different tastes, smells, sounds, and so on, it helps to develop the nerve connection within the brain.  As we age, we cannot generate new synaptic pathways, so it is essential that we help our children to build theirs as early as possible. Giving your child the best start in life will allow them to develop and grow into a productive member of society and enjoy their lives. When your child grows and learns, they will also develop other senses such as balance and body awareness. As well as getting to see them grow and becoming stronger every day, you will also see their curiosity and keenness to learn. You can introduce your child to new sights and sounds, as well as smells, let them explore and embrace their interest. Flashing lights, large crowds, noisy atmosphere, or even the smell of exotic foods can make your child eager to experience more of the same.


Start At Home

Using sights and sounds is something that will start off at home, and you will know what interests your child before long, and know how to stimulate their learning. There are many different nurseries offering child care in Melbourne, or anywhere else, so you should make sure that you look at their curriculum first and see what techniques they use to stimulate learning in children and make sure you are happy with them. Ensure that you use a facility that has a similar approach to bringing up a child like you, which will make the transition much more comfortable for your child when they first attend nursery.


A Trend For Life

Most children love to please people when they are young, so it is the perfect time to encourage them to learn and try new things. If you are lucky, they will take this into their adult lives and not be afraid to try new things and go to new places. You can help to create habits that your child will use for the rest of their life, which is why it is also essential that you introduce them to other things such as healthy eating, and daily exercise. The habits you instil on your children will help them to grow up and become the people that you know they are capable of becoming.

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