Sensory Play

Newborns learn through the touch of their mother’s skin developing until as pre-schoolers they are making use of all their five senses. As children grow, different textures become highly interesting. That’s why we makes sure that our babies and toddlers have access to various fabric textures like fur, silk, leather, velvet, chamois, foam rubber and netting allowing them to explore their sense of touch.

Unlike adult eyes which can distinguish millions of different shades of light and colour, baby's eyes can only detect large contrasts between light and dark, or black and white, so in each of our nurseries you’ll find special areas with visual stimulation for your babies specifically in mind.

Preschoolers learn and explore the world through their senses of touch, sight, smell, taste, and hearing. In caring for your children, it is our job to help them explore their senses by providing appropriate activities for sensory play and learning. That’s why at our nurseries all children are encourage to use our special sensory resources, whether that be a dark room with coloured interactive lights and music, light boxes, sand boxes, shredded paper play or treasure baskets. Your Nursery Manager will be able to advise you on all the sensory facilities available to your child at your local Co-operative Childcare.

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