Dear Mommies, your baby's sense of touch is highly developed at birth. Her mouth is particularly sensitive to textures and temperatures, and she'll be keen to use it to explore new objects . From around five months, your baby may start to reach out for objects.
From birth to early childhood, children use their five senses to explore and try to make sense of the world around them.
It’s an important part of early childhood development, and providing opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore their world through ‘sensory play’ is crucial to brain development.
Learning through sensory exploration comes naturally to babies and young children, which makes sense when you consider that the skills they’ll come to rely on to build an understanding of objects, spaces, people and interactions are yet to be fully developed.
As adults, our senses provide us with vital information that we use to inform decision making thousands of times a day. We may take this ability for granted and barely notice it, but it’s for this reason that helping children to learn about their own senses is so important.
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