Before having my own kids, I always keep wondering why parents look for sensory play activities for kids, what does that help for. But I never asked this question to any parent not even from my very own mummy friends until I myself became mum of two 😀 Sometimes you get answers of your questions from your own experiences. Especially in parenthood mums and dads get a lot of similar answers of the curious questions they had earlier in bachelors life haha 🙂
In today’s post I am sharing a platform (giftofcuriosity) for parents to get benefit from most interesting yet attractive, funny, colourful sensory activities for toddlers and kids.
Engaging your kids in sensory play helps them in developing their mental and physical health. Their five senses taste, touch, smell, sound and sight get improve as well as their brains get sharpen as they learn how to relate the objects with each other.
The benefits of sensory play are numerous. Here is a partial list of skills children develop when engaging in sensory play:
- Language skills – children develop their language skills, including new vocabulary, as they talk about their experiences
- Social skills – children who engage in sensory experiences alongside others learn to share, negotiate, and plan
- Fine motor skills – as children manipulate small objects, they develop their fine motor skills
- Gross motor skills – children develop gross motor skills by squatting, jumping, or otherwise moving their bodies
- Dramatic play skills – children frequently use sensory materials to engage in dramatic play such as by “baking cakes” or “building roads”
- Scientific reasoning skills – children learn about cause and effect when manipulating sensory materials
- Self-control skills – children develop self-control as they learn to respect the rules and boundaries for sensory play.