Benefits of Sensory Play In Early Childhood

Updated: Mar 26, 2019

From the moment a child is born their senses are constantly processing new information as they start to make sense of the world around them.

The World Around Them

As they grow and develop they naturally look to explore new textures, sounds and smells.

Sensory play is an important way for engaging children in activities that heighten these senses and enrich their learning.

Some may ask is it really that important? Well the straight answer is, yes! Young minds need to discover, think and be inspired to use imagination and creativity. This is all part of brain development!

Watch Them Grow and Develop

We have seen our Early Learners grow in language development as they discover new ways to talk about their experiences. They also work with peers to play and each child develops problem solving, hand and eye coordination and fine and gross motor skills.

Some of the ways we do this through our home-made Play Dough infused with herbs and essential oils, coloured spaghetti, our sand/ water table and other sensory play equipment and resources that we have in the centre.

The positives to sensory play #sensoryplay are endless and we love to encourage our children to share their play ideas as they explore as they grow.



Playful Learners is a full service child care provider open every weekday


6:30AM - 6:00PM


55 Channel Drive

Heathridge WA 6027

PO Box 1408

Joondalup WA 6919


0499 775 670

1300 775 670


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