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.

**Did you know…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 their informational page in our Family Resource section.