Look. Listen. Touch. Smell. Taste. In Prep, we have been learning about the five senses. On Friday the girls were involved in a session of sensory play, where they wrote words in shaving cream, retrieved letters from a tub of Geli Barf and matched lower and upper case. They developed their fine motor skills by working with scented playdough and explored basic measurement and sensory attributes while making slime.
The benefits of sensory play include the building of nerve connections within the developing brain’s neural pathways, which trigger a child’s inclination for, and ability in, completing more complex learning tasks. It supports language development, cognitive growth, motor skills, problem-solving skills, and social interaction while aiding in the development of memory functioning.
Mrs Cathy Somerfield and Mrs Karen Taylor
Junior Years Teachers