5 Sensory Play

Child playing in sand

READ FIRST– The following resource provides an overview of the key components of sensory play in early childhood.

CHOOSE ONE– Select at least one of the resources below to learn more about different types of sensory play.

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.

Gerber provides a detailed overview of why sand play is beneficial to children’s development.

Vanover describes benefits of sand and water play as well as how teachers can support this type of play in the early childhood classroom.


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