What we do Programmes for Families Sensory play Group Sensory play We are happy to announce the opening of a new Sensory Play Group. What is it? It is all activities that involves the use of 5 senses. It is in fact through sense that we explore, discover and understand the world around us. A lot of activities recruit a variety of textures, substances, ingredients and props in general which come together to create an overall awareness and stimulation of the core senses. When does it take place? Sensory play is every Monday from 1.30pm to 3.00pm (except for half term weeks and national holidays). Why sensory play from young is important: It builds nerve connections within the developing brain’s neural pathways, which trigger a child’s inclination for and ability in competing more complex learning tasks It supports language development, cognitive growth, motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction Aids in developing and enhancing memory functioning Great for calming an anxious or frustrated child Helps children learn vitally important sensory attributes, like hot, cold, sticky, dry etc. Who it benefits: Sensory play is very helpful for children as it will help them develop their learning skills. It can also support children with special needs or learning difficulties, as it is a playful yet very direct experience for them to learn practically and physically about new things. But the parents will also benefit as it will allow them to have quality time with their children.