Have you ever noticed that some children seem to be just “built” to be better able to receive and understand touch? That they can’t sit still long enough to let their arms or legs or mouth do the work necessary for them to play in a way that allows them to use these five senses to stimulate the brain and make it grow.

Others, however, have very poor sensory development, and their problems with touch and vision are much more severe than that of their peers. No matter what your child’s sensory issue(s) are, as a parent, you need to play with them and naturally stimulate them to feel confident that their body can handle the different types of movements.

Support the Child’s Development

Children need to be engaged in activities to use five senses to enhance their skills. In most cases, children learn best by playing and touching. Parents who take the time to physically play with their children (with the parent sitting on the floor) can notice when their child isn’t getting the message and needs to be stimulated with more stimulation. For example, if a child has trouble standing still, his parents will often time gently rock him back and forth to get him to stand still.

Child’s Development

Patience is Key

Touching is a powerful tool, but parents need to realize that they need to be patient and not force things upon their children. When children are young, their minds are still very much in the development stage and shouldn’t be exposed to stimulation until older.

Children need to be allowed to develop at their own pace. While some children are naturally talented in movement, they should not be forced to perform if they are uncomfortable. They also need to grow and develop their muscles and gradually not be held back by a parent or caregiver.

Patience is Key

Create a Space for Exploration and Discovery

Another way that kids develop is through exploration and discovery. Children are naturally curious, so when they are playing, it is essential to discover what they can do with their hands and bodies. Parents can help children to explore different types of toys. Some toys encourage movement, while others stimulate the imagination. Exploring toys is usually educational because they teach kids about spatial awareness and how they interact with others.

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Allow Them to Play with Their Peers

Kids always learn through play, and it is an essential part of their development. Playing with their peers teaches them how to work together and how to establish rules. It is through play that children learn to communicate and form bonds. The more a child plays, the more they learn. Such activities foster social skills and communication. When children are involved in sensory play, they tend to stay more interested and engrossed in the activity than in other activities.

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In Conclusion

Experts agree that developing these skills early is extremely important. In many cases, children must receive sensory integration before learning how to regulate themselves and make logical and complex decisions. It also helps to develop a strong sense of self, which is most important.