Sensory Play: The why, how and what of sensory stimulating playgrounds

New research from KOMPAN Play Institute on the benefits of Sensory Play in playgrounds

“Play consists of adaptive responses which make sensory integration happen” – A. J. Ayres, 1979

What is sensory play?

Have you ever wondered about the way our senses inform our language? When we understand or realiSe something, we see it. When we get emotional, we are touched, and then we feel. Our whole depending on sensory input and response to sensory input. Sensory play is all sorts of play as children’s play uses all of their senses: Touching, seeing, hearing, smelling, and tasting. But to child researchers, sensory play includes two additional senses or systems. The science of sensory integration in child development count in the kinesthetic and the vestibular systems, which are crucial for moving our bodies confidently in our surroundings.

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