Sensory – Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste & Touch
What are Sensory Toys?
Sensory toys are products developed specifically to stimulate a child’s 5 senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. A sensory toy may have characteristics such as bright and contrasting colours, make specific sounds or contain multiple textures. They allow children to engage in the senses in a safe way.
Why is Sensory Play important?
Sensory toys and sensory play are important for a number of reasons such as supporting language development, problem solving, social interaction, fine and gross motor skills. Sensory play can also help calm and anxious or frustrated child.
How will kids benefit from Sensory Play?
For children in mainstream classes sensory play can help children engage with their classmates. Sensory play will aid in the physical development, language and communications development and social development.