introduction to sensory development

We have eight senses that are continually giving us information on the world around us and how we are moving in it.

When our little ones are born the areas in their brain that process sensory information are not yet ‘connected’ so playing in a sensory rich way not only helps them make sense of the world, it is developing little brains and creating opportunities for lots of new brain connections.

When we plan our classes, our occupational therapist ensures that there are opportunities for each of our little ones’ senses to be developed and throughout our class we give you strategies and ideas of activities that you can do at home too.

During our classes we ensure that we have a balance of activities to stimulate senses, repetition to make those brain connections stronger and that we pace and are baby led in our approach. Sensory play is evidenced to support language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction

In our printable we give a brief little overview of sensory processing, the eight senses and our foundation senses.

To download the printable click on the image below

introduction to senses printable

Sensory play enhances learning through hands-on activities that stimulate the child’s senses. This is a great way for children to explore the world they live in!

The Sensory Series

We hope that you find our introduction to our senses printable helpful and please do contact us if you need further information on sensory development or our classes. We regularly post about sensory development, play and baby development, do check back or sign up for our newsletter to get updates.

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