• What Is Sensory Play? Ideas for Parents

    2 days ago - By UPMC

    Making mud pies, finger painting, splashing in water? While play might seem like it's just for fun, for babies, toddlers, and older children, it is much more than that.
    Sensory play is any activity that stimulates at least one sense. Babies and children learn about the world around them using not only the 5 commonly known senses: sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell. They also use other lesser-known senses, including their sense of balance, self-awareness, and movement.
    The benefits of sensory play are many because these activities help children make important connections in their...
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