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Sensory play with children can be utilised to express their inner world through their body’s vestibular and proprioception senses (Bingley & Milligan 2007). Activities which involve the body’s ability to take in sensory input, process it, and provide appropriate responses will enhance learning. This is because play activities incorporate communication, cognition, motor ability, organizational and social competence (Stagnitti, 2004).
Activity ideas to incorporate with your child this week may include:
Bingley, A., & Milligan, C. (2007). Sandplay, Clay and Sticks: Multi-Sensory Research Methods to Explore the Long-Term Mental Health Effects of Childhood Play Experience. Children’s Geographies, 5(3), 283–296. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733280701445879
Stagnitti, K. (2004). Understanding play: The Implications for play assessment. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 51(1), 3–12. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-1630.2003.00387.x