Sensory & Messy Play
The Sensory play range enables children to use not only their imagination and creativity but also their senses. The array of items often require children to manipulate objects which requires the recruitment of smaller muscles for precise movements developing fine motor skills. Sensory play activities that involve manipulating objects might include: using paintbrushes, pouring, dotting, tracking, tracing, pounding, poking, threading, scooping, posting, using tweezers, extruders, lacing, drawing, pinching and grasping. These important skills set children up for not only basic self management skills such as shoelace typing, buttoning and using zippers but also key skills for learning such as writing, using scissors, drawing, counting, turning pages and using keyboards.