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!