Benefits of Sensory Play for Children

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Article Source: health.clevelandclinic.org

 

Sensory play focuses on activities that engage your child's senses, helping them develop language skills and motor skills. It also helps with cognitive growth, fosters social interactions and encourages experimentation.

Sensory play can also address two sensory systems: our proprioceptive and vestibular systems.

Proprioception sense refers to awareness of one’s body. It helps us know where body parts are relative to one another and tells us how much force we need to exert when holding, pushing, pulling or lifting objects.

Vestibular sense, also known as our movement or balance sense, allows us to maintain balance while engaging in activities.

What are the benefits of Sensory Play?

  • It helps with language development.
  • It encourages the development of motor skills.
  • It helps with cognitive growth.
  • It has a calming effect.
  • Fosters social interaction.

What kind of Sensory Toys and Tools help?

Sensory play includes riding on a bilibo, swinging, jumping, playing with therapy putty  and wikki stix or even just pulling a pop tube and squeezing a stress ball.  Click the links above to shop these products or visit us in Sensory Souk stores in Royal Plaza, Landmark Mall and The Gate Mall.

 

Read the rest of the article about sensory play here: health.clevelandclinic.org

 

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