Sensory play is important for the overall development of any child. Not only does sensory play support overall cognitive development and provide inclusive play for children of multiple ages and ability levels, sensory toys, from Wobble Cushions to Dimpl Sensory Toys can have a number of advantages for children of any age.
As your child engages with sensory activities, it can enhance the nerve connections that help facilitate spatial awareness or help your child learn more about the world around him. Sensory play can help enhance children's overall understanding of their world and give them a better idea of how they can interact with it, which can help benefit them in many ways as they grow older and continue to explore. Toys like Sensory Playfoam, for example, require a great deal of interaction and encourage awareness of different colors, different textures, and the way those textures interact with one another and with your actions.
How the world works is a mystery to particularly young children. As they interact with sensory play products, however, they often gain a better overall awareness of the world around them: how it feels, smells, and even tastes. That awareness can help better develop their connection to the world around them, enhancing fine motor skills and giving them a better idea of how things work in general.
Some children struggle more than others with some types of sensory input: specific sounds, textures, or tastes, for example. By interacting with things like sensory mats, however, many children find that they are more comfortable dealing with those textures and other stimuli over time, which can help them better interact with the world as a whole.
Many sensory play activities help enhance both fine and gross motor skills. Working with Thinking Putty, for example, can help build hand strength and encourage fine motor skills, while interacting with bubbles, sensory mats, and other large-scale sensory play items can help build gross motor skills, including improving balance and situational awareness.
Sensory activities are often very grounding, especially those that incorporate multiple senses. Through those grounding exercises, you can help your child feel more connected to the world around him and enhance his sense of calm. In many cases, engaging in regular sensory activities can help encourage your child to calm himself and even provide new calming rituals that can help during temper tantrums and meltdowns.
Many sensory play toys, from putties and doughs to blocks, mats, and more, help encourage creativity in play. Many of those toys do not have specific structures that children must follow in order to play with them effectively. Instead, the sky is the limit--and children can explore all of those options in one easy-to-access toy or location. They can pull, twist, squish, and play--and all of those play types are considered acceptable and even desirable.
Are you looking for sensory play items that can help enhance your child's development, encourage creativity, and put your child in a better position to learn and grow? We have a wide range of sensory toys that can help build those vital skills, encourage development, and even help calm your child.
Check out our collection or contact us today to learn more about the many benefits of sensory play and how it can help at every stage of your child's development.