Sensory Play

The Oakwood House babies enjoyed exploring their senses through different materials.

We made sensory trays using resources from the garden, encouraging the babies to look around and interact with us and their peers. They enjoyed experimenting with the autumn tray and testing their ideas; practising their fine motor skills using shaving foam and sandy play-dough to encourage their pincer grasp as well as feeding the ducks.

Through the sensory exploration children learn to develop problem solving skills showing trial and error learning. They interact with each other and begin to pay more attention to what their peers are doing rather than the adults.

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