About Sensory Play Part I

About Sensory Play Part I

We’ve all heard about the important roles our five senses play in our daily lives, but what exactly do they do when it comes to sensory play?

What exactly is sensory play?

Why do experts constantly placed such great emphasis on sensory play in the early childhood years?

It has long been established that young children are oriented toward sensory experiences, with toddlers given carte blanche to discover the world around them courtesy of seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling.


They rarely get as excited and engaged as when they get to manipulate with tactile sensory objects to determine if they’re warm or cool, wet or dry, rough or smooth. These experiences lay the foundations for learning other skills, along with fine-tuning motor muscles to boot.

Discovery of such essential characteristics sets the foundation for a myriad of life’s journeys. So, what do we at My Messy Box consider – or rather, in agreement with experts in the early childhood field – consider to be four key benefits of sensory play?


As a parent, there is an array of ways you can support your child’s development and engage them through sensory experiences. An endless range of toys offer sensory stimulation, but there are also many simple things you can do during routine interactions with your child, and fun activities to engage the senses using materials from around your home.  Below are some basic tips for each of the five senses


My Messy Box saves you all the hassle of preparing and creating sensory play for your child. Each month, we pack 3 activities into a box and send it to your doorstep, almost all materials are included so all you need to do is follow the instructions and have fun! Click below to check it out if you haven't.