The benefits of sensory play are endless especially when combined with an open-ended, imaginative style of ‘anything goes’ kind of play!

  • It incorporates a variety of senses: touch, sight, sounds, taste, and smell for children to learn and explore.
  • Play skills: Sensory trays are a great opportunity for children to learn cooperative play. Children can learn how to share, communicate, and participate in exploratory play with others.
  • Language development: Sensory trays may be filled with a variety of items to increase language development. 
  • Fine motor skills: Children can improve fine motor skills through scooping, grasping, stirring, and pouring with a variety of tools. Tools may include shovels, spoons, tongs, measuring cups, etc.
  • Learning through play: Create a learning experience with a sensory tray/box filled with objects.