Sensory play is any activity that stimulates children’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Stimulating the senses helps children develop thinking, language, social-emotional, and physical skills.
Though sensory play, children explore and naturally use scientific processes while they play, investigate, create and discover new sensations.
Sensory play is also linked to supporting early child development. For example, listening to new sounds supports language development, and sorting unique materials, like soft versus hard items, supports fine-motor skill coordination and cognitive development.