Benefits of Small World Play
Here are just some of the ways you are promoting your child's development when you support sensory play:
-building nerve connections in the brain to allow for more complex tasks to be completed by the child
-supporting their language development, especially when discussing and describing what they are experiencing with their senses (ie. squishy, dry, wet, slow, smooth, rough)
-supports cognitive growth
-problem solving skills and scientific thinking (ie. cause and effect relationships)
-fine and gross motor skills practice and development
-social skill development
-self-regulation skill development (such as the ability to relax or soothe themselves)
...and that's just to name a few...
So go on and engage their senses, you may just find that you enjoy it too!