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Build your own sensory cards

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Children learn and understand the world around them through their senses. In fact, some researchers call sensory experiences “food for the brain” (Gainsley, 2011).

Why is sensory learning so important? Sensory explorations build young children’s cognitive, emotional, and physical skills. They also support curiosity and a love of learning—two great characteristics that help set up a child for success.

Take your child on a sensory exploration! All you need is heavy poster board, scissors, sandpaper, fabric with varying textures, glue and markers. From there, you’re off to create your own DIY sensory cards!

Find more fun, easy sensory activities for children in The Giant Encyclopedia of Learning Activities for Children 3 to 6.


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