The importance of sensory play can't be underestimated.
Every parent knows that allowing baby to explore different senses is highly beneficial for their development. So what does sensory play mean exactly?
It includes any activity that stimulates baby's sense of touch, smell, taste, sight or hearing. The main idea behind it is to encourage your little one to play, create, investigate and explore all these senses.
Here's my personal top 5 creative activities that help to develop sensory skills.
Get some washable paint, cardboard & Easy Baby apron.
Just drop a blob of paint on the piece of cardboard and encourage your little one to place one hand in the paint and swipe around. Do some handprints together- your little Picasso will love that!
- Water balloons
My daughter had a blast when we first tried that. Just get some balloons of different colours, fill them up with water and hang them around the house (you can also do that while having a bath e.g. tie them on a tap). Your little one will be excited to touch and pull them. You will definitely hear lots of giggles! This play is also good for hand-eye coordination.
- Spectacular Spaghetti
Cook spaghetti as per instructions on the pack and add some food dye. Mix it altogether, put in a big bowl and give to your little one to dive in. Mmm yummy and fun!
- Sand play
Spend a day at the beach together. Sand play is particularly beneficial for developing a sense of texture. Let them feel the sand between their toes and the wind in their hair.
Fill your ice tray with water and drop a bit of food colouring in each section.
Once frozen, these little cubes can be popped out and put in bath water. Your little one will have fun chasing them and watching them melt.
I know all these activities may sound very messy and you definitely don't look forward spending the rest of the day cleaning. But the good news is that now you can use Easy Baby waterproof long-sleeve apron to protect your baby's clothes when they are playing. It's very easy to put on and very easy to clean too. Get creative with your little one and don't worry about the mess!
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Enjoy your time together and, most importantly, have fun!