Children learn best when they engage their senses. Providing opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore their world through ‘Sensory Play’ is crucial to brain development – it helps to build nerve connections in the brain’s pathways. And play is essential to Early Literacy! Play helps children express themselves and put thoughts into words. Play helps children think symbolically, so they understand that spoken and written words can stand for real objects and experiences. Sensory Bins provide the perfect opportunity to aid in your child’s development!
Here’s the best part: You don’t need to break the bank to create a Sensory Bin at home! With just a few simple items, most of which you probably already have laying around the house, you can create a Sensory Bin for your child in three easy steps:
First, find a bin and a filler.
Second, find items, or “manipulatives”, to put into the bin that your child can play with.
Finally, and this is completely optional, get some tools to aid in your child’s playing and learning!
Your imagination is the only limit when it comes to Sensory Bins! Hopefully you now feel comfortable with creating your own Sensory Bin at home. Thanks for reading!
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