Early Learning under Lockdown Resource 19: Listen, touch, smell, watch and taste is learning

Children start learning about the world around them through their senses – touching, smelling, tasting, listening and watching. That is why sensory play is extremely important for their brain development. It stimulates the development of their motor, visual, language and social skills, and benefits learning as it encourages problem solving. This resource gives suggestions for ways to involve sensory activities in playful manner with children according to age group: 0 – 18 months, 18 months – 36 months, 3 – 5 years. Compiled by the Department of Basic Education, Department of Social Development, and with support from Unicef.

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