Sensory Play draws upon current research findings and observations to present an informative and practical guide to maximising children's sensory play opportunities. This guide enables practitioners to understand the values and benefits of sensory play, incorporating case studies and current research findings to make practical links to the EYFS. Sensory play is set within a wider context, highlighting links to child development theories. This title explains how sensory play can be a valuable tool in delivering curriculum outcomes in a wide variety of settings.
Includes chapters on:
- Why sensory play is important, with links to theoretical perspectives
- The senses
- Sensory play: babies, toddlers and older children
- Sensory play and Special Educational Needs
- Links to the curriculum
- The adult's role
About the author
Sue Gascoyne is an Educational Consultant, and provides training and workshops both nationally and internationally. She is also Managing Director of Play to Z, which provides multi-award winning sensory rich resources. Sue is lead on three UK based research projects on sensory play and has published work in a range of Early Years journals.
"What a wonderful book! We discussed the activities within the book and what age stage & abilities each activity would be most beneficial. Students seemed to enjoy reading this one" Naomi Whale, Lecturer, Bath College