I can hear the rain stick sing,
The marbles bling, and the bells go Tring, tring, tring…
I can see the luminous lava, Drizzling down the jar,
And the glistening stones, Gleam and bleam…
I can smell the fresh aroma, of the coffee and the perfume,
Also the spice, so nice, Wow! Aromatic!
I can touch the sandpaper and spiky sticks,
Coconuts and cotton, Marbles and pistachios!
I can taste the salt and pepper, Sugar, spice and everything nice!
With sensory play, there’s always much more going on than meets the eye. Sensory activities also allow children to refine their thresholds for different sensory information, helping their brain to create stronger connections to sensory information and learn which are useful and which can be filtered out.
A child can always choose to tip toe on sand, love to squish wet clay, feel felt for comfort or probably shut his ears to an unpleasant sound.
It is all about the sensory threshold and the way it is processed.