The Importance of Sensory Play in Early Development

By October 4, 2017Parkland Players

For today’s post we are sharing an article about the central role that sensory learning plays in cognitive development for infants and toddlers. Sensory play can be defined as any kind of play or activity that engages the five senses in a noticeable way. This is an important definition because often times sensory activities are often only conceptualized as relating to the sense of touch. However, smell, sight, hearing, taste, and even the vestibular sense (feelings of knowing where your own body is in space) are important aspects of sensory play. Sensory play is so crucial at a young age because it is the primary way in which young children experience the world.

Check out more details on this concept and its role in development at the article here:


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