The senses talk to the brain

We have the well-known senses such as sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell as well as inner senses such as proprioception (where I am in space) and the vestibular system or balance.

All of a child’s senses should be developed well in order to provide the brain with accurate information about what they experience and their surroundings. The richer the sensory experience the more intense the wiring to the brain for that experience is and the easier a child will be able to recall the information around the experience.

By providing various different sensory experiences, we can make sure that a child does not develop a sensitivity that will make them shy away from certain textures, sensations, tastes or smells.

Let’s take a look at some fun sensory activities that you can do with your child at home.