The Sensory Play Room offers the children opportunities to create and explore various textures and media. The children can experiment with water, sand, corn starch and flour in sensory tables. They can paint on a huge easel, using all manner of utensils including their hands and feet. The highlight of this space is that the children can work freely, learning the properties of materials, without worrying about making a mess.
By engaging the senses, children experiment and learn about their environment and themselves and develop neural pathways in the brain that are crucial for future learning. The Sensory Play resource teacher creates a relaxed environment for small groups of classmates to enjoy creative play using materials with varied characteristics including size, shape, color, texture, consistency and fragrance. Children strengthen their fine motor, communication and other pre-academic skills while they work alongside their peers, learning to take turns and share ideas.