SAND SENSORY PLAY FOR TODDLERS
Bunny is really fond of sensory play and I really have to explore so much with him. He is never disappointed with sensory play and knowing the oodles of benefits I cant seem to stop. We go as often as thrice a week to the park where he gets time to play in the sand.
Close supervision is required so they don't put things in their mouth.
The toddler benefits in so many ways with sand play and the main benefits are
🐣Cognitive development - using multiple senses strengthens neural pathways that are being formed in the toddler thus enhancing the memory.
🐣Fine motor skill development - sensory play exercises the small muscles of the hands and fingers
🐣 Pincer grip development - an activity like this helps improve the toddlers pincer grip which later will help him hold crayons and pencils more comfortably.
🐣 Language development - sensory play introduces new vocabulary thus stimulates conversation and curiosity
🐣Curiosity and problem solving skills - sensory play encourages the toddler to explore and persist in these explorations .