This revised edition draws upon current research findings and observations, to present an informative and practical guide to maximising children's sensory play opportunities.
Includes chapters on:
why sensory play is important, with links to theoretical perspectives
different types of sensory play (messy play, play with water, play with sand, treasure baskets)
sensory play activities for babies, toddlers and older children
using sensory play with children with Special Educational Needs
how these play opportunities link to the revised 2012 EYFS
how adults can support children's learning through the senses
Illustrations, diagrams, and case studies are used throughout this title to bring sensory play to life. This book is a valuable tool in delivering curriculum outcomes in a wide variety of settings.
About the author
Sue Gascoyne is an Educational Consultant, and provides training and workshops both nationally and internationally. Sue is the lead on three UK-based research projects on sensory play and has published work in a range of early years journals.