Sensory sessions enable babies to explore sights, sounds and textures. It can also be a calm and quiet session, and is a great way to get babies to explore a new environment and new things.

The different colour changing lights, mix of textures of the materials and calming music provide a relaxing and fascinating experience for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. There has been a lot of research on the benefits of sensory play with the results showing why it is important for child development  such as:

  1. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks.
  2. Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction.
  3. This type of play aids in developing and enhancing memory
  4. Sensory play is great for calming an anxious or frustrated child
  5. This helps children learn sensory attributes (hot, cold, sticky, dry)