A child develops an awareness and understanding of their environment by using their senses. Through sensory play, children respond to what they see, smell, hear, touch and feel. They respond with excitement, shock, happiness, etc. These responses can be verbal and non-verbal. A bowl of sponges were placed in the center of the classroom. The infants were very curious when exploring these colorful objects. Initially they only examined them visually. However, they soon discovered that they were much more interesting to play with hands on! They enjoyed stretching and squeezing them. They concentrated on the texture of the sponge and how it felt to pull the layers apart. The children enjoyed the activity and had lots of fun. The whole experience was an exploration to remember!
- Spotlight on Little Wonders