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.

💜 Stop by the Wadleigh Library Thursday mornings 10:00-11:00 for Little Explorers…a morning of sensory activities and make-believe fun!

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.