Sensory play with toddlers can mean getting messy at times. Just ask Mrs. Cathy, who changed clothes for all six toddlers after they washed dishes this morning. Why do we do it? Because when we offer opportunities for sensory play, we are also offering ways for your child to learn and develop important skills.
What are they learning?
-concepts of volume and measurement
-an understanding of cause and effect
-fine motor skills
-problem solving skills
-sharing and cooperative skills
Here are some easy activities that you can do at home with your toddler:
-add cups and bowls to your child's bath
-play with playdough
-fingerpaint with pudding on the high chair tray
-give your child a tub of dishes to wash
-let your child wash his hands at the sink
Here is a link to a great article on the importance of sensory exploration. Be sure to check out her awesome blog at http://www.notjustcute.com/.