Baby Nor-Nor and I like to have hands on play parties! And if you follow closely you will soon realize that we love sensory play! Have you heard of sensory bottles before? If not, you’re missing out. Sensory bottles are containers that are filled with various materials as a way to encourage sensory play in infants and children. Sensory play is sometimes thought to be messy play. And while we LOVE getting messy, as you can see, it doesn’t always have to be. Plus it’s a good change for mommy to not have to clean something up. Which means more time to spend with my littles.
Many children are easily over stimulated by tactile input or are too young to play with certain materials (in fear that they might choke or get injured). This is where sensory bottles come in. They allow children to use their senses to make sense of their world, to explore, and learn while keeping them safe.
Why are sensory bottles important?
The most obvious benefit of sensory bottles would be their direct connection to sensory play. Sensory play is a hands on way to expose children to the world around them and allow their brains to make important connections. I love how the bottles address a wide range of skills and concepts and can be adapted to meet the likes and needs of the children using them. I make so many different themes for them and it’s fun for me to come up with them!
Check out these skills and concepts that PBS mentions regarding sensory play here!
Please don’t hesitate to share your sensory play stories and theme ideas, too!