Academic - August 8, 2015
When engaged in sensory play children use all of their senses. It promotes sensory integration which is the ability of the body to integrate and process all of the information it receives via the sensory modalities of touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision.
As children pour, build, scoop, and explore, they are learning about spatial concepts (full, empty). They learn mathematical concepts along with language and vocabulary.
Messy play can also be calming to children. It is not just about making a mess and getting dirty, it is an essential component to learning that encourage exploration and discover through play.
Look, Listen, Smell, Taste and Feel…
Making meaning of the world around us!