Ideas for Sensory Bins

By Tricia Fowler / Children learn best and retain the most when they engage their senses of taste, touch, sight, sound, and smell. Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses, and this type of play helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially, emotionally, and physically. One easy way to engage a child’s…

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The New “Sandbox”

By Sheila Wathen / “Sensory bins” are the new spin on sandboxes. We all know how much kids love to touch, pick up, squeeze, move and pour whatever is available. The good news is that there are lots of easy and cheap items that you can use as “sandbox” material—all you need is a small…