Skill of the Month
Did you know? Sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathway.
Sensory play contributes to such vital skills in children:
Cognitive Skills - When presented with a material, children need to find a way to work with it. They use their problem-solving and decision-making skills. They learn how to design and engineer.
Language Skills - Children connect to what a word really means when they touch the object that the word describes. Words like soft, squishy, and slimy mean nothing and are just words until the child actually feels them! The language skills here are applied to a cultural setting. Your mother gave you chappati dough when you were young, and her mother before her. You are passing on a culture, and language skills become especially powerful in this setting.
Physical - Fine-motor skills are engaged as children manipulate the materials with their hands.
Creativity - Creativity is encouraged with the open-ended kit, letting them explore their imaginations! Build make-believe animals, break rules and give a lot of encouragement for what your child creates!