Explore taste-safe small worlds, create colorful pieces of art, and engage all five senses while investigating the great outdoors. Sensory play is a wonderful way to explore the world with your little learners!
Sensory Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers is a practical, hands-on guide for parents and educators who want to inject more play into their children's day! Since this collection features simple sensory play ideas with items you already have in your home, playtime has never been easier.
Inside the book, you’ll find forty easy sensory play tubs and activities with extra bonus ideas for extending the activities even further! Not only will your child be learning and exploring through play, but you’ll also be creating some magical memories of playtime that will last a lifetime!
- Learn how to get started with sensory play using tips, tricks, and sensory play staples.
- Follow quick and easy, tried and tested sensory base recipes designed to ignite the senses and inspire hours of sometimes messy, always memorable playtime.
- Create thoughtful sensory invitations and artworks while developing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, early measurement concepts and so much more!
Sensory play allows our little learners to make connections as they explore the world around them using their senses of sight, smell, taste, sound, and touch. It’s the beginning of a lifelong journey of scientific understanding and a wonderful way to connect and bond with your little learners!
- Rainbow Rice
- Cloud Dough
- Sand Foam
- Edible Mud
- Water Tub
- Rainbow Spaghetti
- Frozen Building Blocks
- Outdoor Kitchen
- Jell-O Bug Rescue
- Bubble Wrap Paintings
- and more!
About the Author
Casey Patch is an advocate for play-based learning in the early years. She has a bachelor's degree in Primary Education and was a kindergarten teacher before leaving the classroom to be at home with her own little learners full-time. Creating a beautiful bond and magical memories of childhood playtime is a passion of hers and one that she hopes to spread through her business, Little Lifelong Learners. She resides in Queensland, Australia.
"A fantastic collection of sensory base recipes and play invitations designed to delight all five senses. Casey has an intrinsic understanding of how children learn and develop connections through play, and her passion is evident on every page. A must read for both educators and parents seeking sensory play inspiration." —Toni Welch, creator of Finding Myself Young
"Casey’s knowledge, passion, and experience shines through in this incredible resource for parents and educators wishing to introduce or expand on sensory play experiences to create memorable, magical, and meaningful fun for their little learners." Hannah Cary, Playdreamers.com.au.
"All the sensory play recipes you could imagine in one convenient, easy to read place! A beautiful compilation of invitations to play!" —Emma Meyer, Play at Home Mummy