How Sensory Equipment Meets Children’s Needs
Children, especially those at a very young age, are highly sensory orientated. Most of their early experiences and thoughts are commanded by what they feel, smell, see, hear and taste. It shapes how their brains develop and how they react to different materials, colours and more.
Sensory equipment is a safe way of introducing children to many different objects and getting them to use their senses frequently. As the aforementioned benefits suggest, this is crucial for their mental wellbeing and their cognitive and social development.
For very young children, introducing new textures and shapes is also a way for them to identify concepts such as danger and teach them how to respond to stimulus safely.