Sensory play is vital to a child’s early development
Between the years of three and six, the child develops his senses. He is attracted more by stimuli
than by reason. He should, therefore be methodically exposed to stimuli that will develop his senses (The Discovery of the Child; Maria Montessori)
Young children learn about the environment around them through sensory play.
They learn through exploration and discovery by touching, seeing, tasting, hearing, and smelling. Listening to stories and learning songs helps develop language skills; touching, feeling and exploring
promotes questioning and investigation.
A strong sensory skill set nurtures confidence and a balanced understanding of the world.
Sensory activities and materials will help create an environment where children can learn through the exploration of materials and encourages them to use their senses to formulate conclusions.
Sensory play lays a strong foundation for the child’s understanding of their immediate environment as well as the larger world around them.
Check out Ms. Suzaznne’s Hatchling Five Senses for more bee activities & printable worksheets…
Our five senses lessons focus on exploring how we process and understand the world around us through our senses of smell, hearing, touch, sight, and taste. The fun, hands-on activities are tactile, exploratory, and sensorial. When we understand the function of each of our five senses it helps process and categorize our daily experiences.