So, what is “sensory” and why is it important?
As I covered under ‘purpose’, sensory is anything that involves the 5 senses; sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell. For young kids, sensory is everything. They learn through their senses. If you’ve had a kid who puts everything in their mouth it’s because they are exploring the sense of taste! Kids who touch everything are learning through their sense of touch.
Sensory play lets our children learn from experience. They can experience what rough, smooth, hot, cold, spikey, etc feels like. They can taste bitter and sweet. They can smell roses and trash! If you had never had the opportunity to smell a rose, would something describing it do any justice?
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Today I’m linking to the bloggers in the Literacy category!
- Books for Preschoolers from Mommy and Me Book Club
- Building a Home Library from Ready Set Read!
- Early Language Learning from Playting with Words 365
- Early Literacy from Playdough to Plato
- Exploring Books from JDaniel4′s Mom
- Graphic Novels from Pragmatic Mom
- Learning to Read Through Play from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
- Learning to Write from NurtureStore
- Reading Comprehension for Pre K-Grade 1 from The Wise Owl Factory
- Storytelling from A Mom with a Lesson Plan