The importance of using our senses during play allows us to become curious and investigative learners which is significant for our brain development.
From birth and beyond we continue to learn about the world around us through our senses. We do this through touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, moving and hearing.
These experiences can then be retained and remain with us beyond our childhood.
These opportunities are essential to children as this will enable them to complete complex learning tasks and support their cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical skills.
Can you think of a sensory experience from your childhood that remains with you today? It may be the smell of fresh bread or freshly cut grass.