Importance Of Sensory Play


By incorporating enjoyable and stimulating activities into the curricula DCC emphasizes the value of sensory play.   DCC will offer a program specifically designed to support early learners’ cognitive development, problem-solving abilities, critical and creative thinking, gross and motor skills, and collaborative skills throughout daily class activities.


Early learners’ sensory development, including their sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch, is crucial to their progress and ensures that their minds are constantly stimulated. It fosters the growth of nerve connections in a child’s brain and promotes the development of language and motor abilities as youngsters learn through exploration, curiosity, problem-solving, and creativity.


Due to increased distance learning, decreased participation, and on-campus activities, children may occasionally face a loss of sensory development, which has grown more widespread as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The sensory processing disorder (SPD) that affects a child’s senses and limits how the brain receives information may be present in these kids. As a result, social cues will be absent, collaborative learning abilities will be diminished, and sensory functioning will be diminished.


Sensory play is an essential component of a child’s development. Early learners contribute to brain development by consistently engaging in both solo and group activities, which promotes cognitive growth and significantly lowers hypersensitivity. Parents should watch for indicators of SPD, which might include a lack of social contact with peers and friends, being too or undersensitive to their surroundings, and a change in their child’s behavior. Every child at DCC receives the proper attention and support based on their unique requirements thanks to the Montessori approach we include in our teaching style.


Through sensory play, learning from experiences in their environment, and combining various ways to communicate their emotions, what they are doing, and how they feel, early learners can naturally acquire language abilities at the nursery. Simple tasks like tying shoes, writing the alphabet, pouring, and mixing is examples of tactile play, which supports the development of small muscle groups and enhances hand-eye coordination.


Crawling, jumping, sprinting, and throwing a ball are all activities that will help a child’s big muscle groups and gross motor skills develop. Parents must give their young children ample opportunity to freely explore and practice these skills. Early learners’ curiosity will grow and their ability to solve problems will be improved if they are encouraged to ask questions. Giving kids a secure environment where they may experiment, ask questions, and evaluate the outcomes can promote healthy cognitive development.


Additionally, sensory play helps young children feel less stressed and anxious, allowing them to respond to difficulties with greater serenity and composure. This is crucial for a child’s growth. During group activities, young learners can easily interact with their friends and peers, giving them the chance to converse and work together on challenging, creative-thinking-related tasks.


In a secure and encouraging setting, DCC skillfully blends engaging activities that expose kids to real-world learning scenarios. This includes the KidzFit program, where kids can kick a ball, knock down bowling pins, practice some healthy aerobics, or build muscle through a silly hula-hoop game while engaging in unstructured, messy play. The Music n Move program helps young children discover their inner dancers while simultaneously teaching them how to coordinate their movements, develop spatial awareness, and improve their comprehension. Additionally, it improves children’s motor skills and vocabularies, which helps them concentrate and comprehend information more effectively.


During the Splish ‘n’ Splash program, which provides young learners with an interactive splash pad that activates all five senses—touch, sound, movement, sight, and balance—children can let their imaginations run wild. the young master chefs will also improve their math, science, literacy, and motor abilities while learning about nutrition and food safety. Cooking is a terrific method to introduce kids to different cuisines while also encouraging social, teamwork, mental, and physical growth. Their math and comprehension skills will improve while they are engaged in activities like counting fruit, measuring items like flour, and reading recipes. Cooking teaches kids responsibility as well. Early learners are taught about excellent hygiene and motivated to clean properly by being shown where the broom is stored or the proper way to dispose of food leftovers.