Six Senses of Inclusive Play
Sensory Play engages all children and stimulates receptors for every child.
Sensory play is important for development and ensures the play experience involves the entire body even when a child cannot necessarily physically involve themselves in every activity. In your playground, you should consider how many senses are engaged from both a seated and a standing position. We recommend a minimum of three, but more is better!
Contributes to balance and equilibrium
Awareness of self and joints
Aids cognitive progression by developing the ability to process information
Helps differentiate pressure, texture and traction
Contributes to enjoyment of life by enchasing social activities
Develops the Visual sense, helping children arrive at appropriate motor responses