1. Motor Skills
As little ones touch and feel different objects and textures during sensory play, they’re learning about the world around them through their sense of touch—but that’s not all! As they do so, they’re also developing their motor skills. For example, playing in the sand can boost kids’ tactile development while developing gross motor skills. They’ll be able to feel the grainy texture of sand as they crawl, walk, or run on it! Playing with our Count & Sort Cube is another great sensory activity—it allows kiddos to explore the hard and smooth texture of wood while improving their fine motor skills! Grasping onto the blocks and inserting them into the shape sorter can help them build strength and control in their hand and finger muscles. Bonus! They’ll also be synchronizing hand and eye movements, which helps to develop their hand-eye coordination!