The babies at Oakwood House have been having great fun with sensory play. They have been exploring the properties of Gloop which is a mixture of cornflour and water and they were mesmerised.
Babies learn through their senses and this sensory rich activity stimulates the brain and is perfect for this age group. Sensory play encourages children to manipulate and mould materials, building up their fine motor skills and coordination. It uses all 5 senses, but the sense of touch is often the most frequent. Babies process information through their senses and learn through exploring these. Sensory play is unstructured, open-ended, not product-oriented and is the purest sense of exploratory learning.