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29 Mar 2020

Benefits of Sensory Play with Sand

Age group: Toddlers (1-3 years old)

Sensory play with sand can help stimulate your child's senses: touch, smell, sight, taste, movement, hearing. This activity invites children to investigate naturally and start early introductions of science and experimentation.

Research indicates that sensory play supports brain development - leading to language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills and social interaction. Prompt conversations during play to enhance social skills and to encourage your child to verbalise what they are doing.

Click on the schedule below to open a printable PDF version.

Enjoyed this activity? We have a range of Lifelong Learning at Home activity templates created by qualified early childhood educators and professionals for you to use at home!
9 Oct 2020

"How was your day"?

Pick up time at the end of the day is such an exciting time – typically little faces light up when their parent or caregiver arrives. But how can families encourage meaningful conversations with their child?
15 Sep 2020

Languages of Lifelong Learning Centres

Children across our community thrive thanks to integrated language classes offered by passionate educators. Read how children can benefit from learning a second language.
10 Aug 2020

Celebrating the science in everyday

Science is around us everywhere, everyday – but for one week especially, National Science Week, we are exploring all the special science moments that happen around us and learning more. 

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