This week we will focus on Sensory play.
Sensory play is any activity that stimulates your child’s senses for example touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing. Sensory play makes it easy for children to find out what is going on and naturally encourages children to use scientific processes while they play. They can create, investigate and explore, while having fun.
“I remember as a child playing outside for ages, making pretend dinners for my dolls, and my poor brother. We would gather berries, flowers, grass, stones, mud, anything that would make a mess or turn our water green! We squeezed, squelched, splashed and twirled our homemade soup all day. Most days we had fun, other days he would spill my soup, to make a fast flowing river where he could rescue his Mr T action man!”
But always we look back and laugh and think about how fun our childhood was. Not knowing then that all these things gave us the opportunity to develop our sensory exploration.”
This week’s challenge is to take time and think back to a stress free childhood. Make time to have one day as a child. If the weather stays warm have a water fight. Find a big hill and roll down it. Make a pot of flower, grass, mud soup.
If this sounds too messy you could try making a sensory bottle.
Sensory bottles are easy and inexpensive to make. They don’t require a lot of room. They are an incredibly simple way to incorporate sensory play in your own home. Without the need for a washing machine to wash out the mud and grass stains.
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Keep one of your days as …….‘Act of kindness day’. This day will stay the same every week. Helping at home is very important.
Help around the house. Say please and thank you. Be mindful of others, show gratitude. Draw a picture, water the plants, brush the floor or help make buns. It’s the little things that you will remember.
remember to send in your fun photos
Homework for Parents😊
Continue to be mindful, take time to focus on your breathing. This is a daily exercise to bring your thoughts back to the present moment. Continue to build on your positive thoughts.
I have to thank Liz for this amazing video,
For anyone that can’t make it to the beach bring the beach home. Fill a bucket with sand and shells take off your shoes and let your senses take over.
This is great for kids and Grandparents cocooning too. Close your eyes focus on your breathing and listen to the waves crashing in and out.