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sensory maths activities 02/09/2019
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Sensory Maths Activities for Early Years

“There should be no such thing as boring mathematics” — Edsger Dijkstra Looking for new and creative ways to engage children in maths? Try our top sensory maths activities and ideas for early years! Whether you are shopping, baking, telling the time, budgeting or planning a trip, mathematics is an essential life skill which we use throughout everyday life – so it is extremely important to relay a positive attitude towards maths. By building essential maths skills from an early age, it enhances a child’s critical thinking, spatial awareness, problem... Read More

sensory garden in primary school 18/03/2019
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How To Create a Sensory Garden at School

Here at Early Years Resources, we are firm believers in the idea that children learn more when all of their senses are fully engaged. Nicky Roeber, from Wyevale Garden Centres, discusses the many benefits of creating an outdoor sensory space in your school, along with a few tips on how to do this. What is a sensory garden? A sensory garden is a space which has been designed to stimulate and indulge all five senses, using plants, flowers, light and sound to create a completely immersive experience. If you teach... Read More

sensory play in early years 24/01/2019
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Sensory Play in The Early Years

This article has been written by early years consultant, Anne Rodgers, from ATR Consultancy. What is sensory play? Sensory play includes activities that stimulate children’s senses such as sight, sound, smell, taste or touch. By providing this type of activity children will learn more about the world around them in a natural way, through their senses. Such activities contribute to brain development by stimulating the neurons in the brain to make connections, and help with development in all areas of learning. For example, as children explore sensory materials they develop... Read More

Edible Sensory Play Activities 14/09/2018
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Edible Sensory Play Activities

This article has been written by Katie from Sensory Sensations Sensory and messy play is so important and beneficial for babies and younger children. Not only is it lots of fun, but there is a lot of learning going on when they are playing that you might not realise. When a child engages in sensory play and messy play, they are: Improving their communication skills Enhancing their memory Learning cause and effect Learning and developing new tastes, textures and smells Exploring shapes and colours Growing independence through play Developing fine... Read More

14/06/2018
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The Importance of Messy Play for Physical Development

Squelch… Squish… Splat… Kids just love getting mucky and making a mess – whether that’s squishing jelly through their hands, smearing mud across their faces or crunching rice krispies between their fingers! So does messy play really benefit a child? Yes! Messy play is extremely important for a child’s development. It provides children with an exciting tactile and sensory experience that inspires their curiosity, allows them to explore the world around them and enhances their learning, language and creativity. Children learn through experimentation and discovery and messy play encourages children... Read More

messy play ideas and activities 22/02/2018
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Alternative Messy Play Ideas & Activities

Are you ready for a whole heap of messy fun? Children just love the feel of gooey gunge and messy hands! Let the children explore their senses and learn in a fun and exciting environment with these alternative messy play ideas and activities for your early years setting. Messy play is extremely important for a child’s development! You can use messy play to support learning for most educational subjects in the classroom, including literacy and maths. Children learn particularly well through discovery and research shows that messy play helps to... Read More

sensory play activities and ideas 15/02/2018
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Sensory Play Activities and Ideas

Let’s have some messy fun! Sensory play is an extremely hands-on activity, which lets kids engage with their senses through the exploration of different materials and textures through play. So you will never be short of ideas! There are a wide range of sensory play activities, which allow you to create a fun and flexible learning space in your early years setting. Here are some fantastic ideas and activities for sensory play, which have been recommended by Georgina, SEN Resources Blogger and Director of Cheshire SEN Tutor LTD. Top 10... Read More

Sensory Play Benefits and Importance 15/02/2018
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The Importance of Sensory Play for Early Years

Look. Listen. Touch. Taste. Smell. From birth, children are exploring their senses and processing new information. They begin to make sense of the world around them as they grow through the exploration of new textures, materials and resources. Sensory play is a valuable way of engaging children in activities that will heighten their senses and enrich their learning. Is sensory play really that important? Yes! Sensory play encourages discovery and independent thinking, as well as inspiring imagination and creativity. Research shows that there are many different ways in which sensory... Read More