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sensory play

sensory play
 Sensory play offers numerous benefits for young children, including: 1. Cognitive development: Engaging in sensory activities helps children develop cognitive skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking as they explore different textures, shapes, and materials. 2. Language development: Sensory experiences provide opportunities for children to describe what they see, feel, hear, smell, and taste, thus enhancing their vocabulary and communication skills. 3. Fine motor skills: Activities like pouring, scooping, squeezing, and manipulating various materials improve hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, which are essential for tasks like writing, drawing, and self-care activities. 4. Social skills: Sensory play often involves collaboration, sharing, and turn-taking, fostering social interaction, cooperation, and empathy among children as they engage in group activities. 5. Emotional regulation: Sensory experiences can have a calming effect on children, helping them regulate their emotions and reduce stress or anxiety by providing a soothing outlet for exploration and self-expression. 6. Sensory integration: Exposure to different sensory stimuli helps children integrate sensory information from their environment, improving their ability to process and make sense of the world around them. What kinds of sensory activities can you expect children to take part in with us ? 1. Sensory bins: Fill a large container with materials such sand or water, and add scoops, cups, and small toys for children to explore textures, practice pouring, and engage in imaginative play. 2. Playdough: We Provide homemade playdough along with tools like cookie cutters, rolling pins, and plastic utensils for children to squeeze, shape, and manipulate, stimulating their senses of touch and creativity. 3. Sensory bottles: We create sensory bottles by filling clear plastic bottles with water, oil, glitter, beads, or small objects, and secure the lids tightly. Children can shake, roll, and observe the contents, promoting visual and auditory stimulation. 4. Sensory painting: We offer various painting materials such as finger paints, brushes, sponges, or fruits and vegetables for stamping. This allows children to explore different textures and colors while expressing their creativity through painting. 5. Sensory exploration trays: We set up trays with different materials to allow children to touch, squish, and experiment with sensory sensations. 6. Nature sensory walks: our beautiful natural garden allows children to enjoy nature walks where they can explore different textures, smells, and sounds in the environment, such as feeling leaves, smelling flowers, and listening to birds chirping. These simple sensory play activities provide opportunities for children to engage their senses, develop new skills, and have fun while learning. Overall, sensory play supports holistic development and provides a fun and engaging way for children to learn and grow.

@BananaMoon - 1 month ago


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Banana Moon Day Nursery, Highfield Road
B15 3DU

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