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Sensory exploration has an important role in children’s development, it can be a child’s way of examining, discovering, categorising and making sense of the world. Research shows that if we provide experiences that engage children by using their senses, they are more likely to have a deeper understanding and make meaning of what they are learning.
This book has been divided into chapters in relation to the 7 senses. This includes the five main senses of touch, smell, sight, taste and sound, as well as two not as frequently mentioned senses – vestibular and proprioceptive. You are provided with 21 learning experiences that cater for children aged 2-5 years. These experiences focus on different sensory elements and aim to be meaningful to the children, allowing them to make connections between what they already know and what they are learning.
More features of this book include:
- Suggested resources
- Proposed modifications
- Ideas for reflection
- Possible links to the EYLF Outcomes
- Experience photographs
- Recipes and DIY resources