Benefits of a Sensory Table for Toddlers
Ever hear of the term sensory play? This activity is actually very beneficial to youth. It gives them a chance to use all of their senses while having fun. At Breeze Creative, we have technology that you need to get your hands on. This includes a sensory table for toddlers and even an augmented reality sandbox.
Use All Their Senses
From birth to early childhood, children use their five senses to explore and try to make sense of the world around them. It’s an important part of early childhood development, and providing opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore their world through ‘sensory play’ is crucial to brain development.
Learning through sensory exploration comes naturally to babies and young children, which makes sense when you consider that the skills they’ll come to rely on to build an understanding of objects, spaces, people, and interactions are yet to be fully developed.
As adults, our senses provide us with vital information that we use to inform decision making thousands of times a day. We may take this ability for granted and barely notice it, but it’s for this reason that helping children to learn about their own senses is so important.
What Senses Get Used In A Sensory Table for Toddlers?
Picking things up and feeling their texture is what people often associate with sensory play, but it’s about much more than touch. Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates a young child's senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing, as well as anything which engages movement and balance.
Sensory play is only really limited by your own imagination, with of course some common sense being used around the materials and types of play appropriate for your child’s age and ability.
Some examples to get you started are:
Sensory play for babies – watching bubbles float and feeling them land on their skin, or scrunching colored paper to hear the noise, feel the contours and see the shapes change
Sensory play for toddlers – observing light and shadow created by torchlight on objects of different shapes or sizes, or watching the colors mix and the patterns form by finger painting or sponge painting (with child-safe paint)
Sensory play for pre-school aged children – creating shapes and playing with kinetic sand, or playing with musical instruments and listening to the tone and pitch as they strike or blow through instruments softly or forcefully
Probably the simplest way to help children engage their senses is by playing outside with nature, full of colors, movement, textures, sounds, and smells.
Come To Us!
Breeze Creative is an interactive exhibition design company. We develop unique products using physical and virtual elements that amaze and intrigue. This includes a sensory table for toddlers and also an augmented reality sandbox.
We utilize a variety of interactive technologies that bring life to any Family Entertainment Center, Children's Museum, or Digital Playground. Our suite of edutainment products can be customized both in content and in scale, ensuring that your visitors get the experience you want. Call us today. We are worldwide.