READ FIRST– The following resource provides an overview of the key components of sensory play in early childhood.
- The Importance of Sensory Play by By Kelly Hantak & Vanessa van der Graaf (~ 11 minute read)
CHOOSE ONE– Select at least one of the resources below to learn more about different types of sensory play.
- Playdough Power by NAEYC (~ 12 minute read)
In this article, you will learn about the developmental benefits of young children creating and using playdough as well as a couple of recipes for homemade doughs.
- Exploring Sand Play by By Dr. F. Joyce Gerber (~ 11 minute read)
Gerber provides a detailed overview of why sand play is beneficial to children’s development.
- The Importance of Sand and Water Play by Sarah Taylor Vanover (~ 7 minute read)
Vanover describes benefits of sand and water play as well as how teachers can support this type of play in the early childhood classroom.