Young children absolutely delight in exploring the world through their senses. Sensory play – play that stimulates any of a child’s senses – has an important role in a child’s health and development. 

When a child is born, their senses aren’t fully developed. Their senses will mature over time as babies, toddlers, and preschoolers explore the sensory world around them. Each experience they have with a different sense builds nerve connections that grow the architecture in their brain. Amazing!

To learn more about the benefits of sensory play, and ideas for simple activities at home, take a look at this great article from Healthline.

**Our friends at the Wadleigh Library have themed sensory bins available to borrow to encourage sensory play and exploration at home. Stop in to the library or call 603-249-0645 to request one.

For more information on your child’s development refer to our Child Development page.

For more information about programs at Wadleigh Library visit our Family Resource page