• Iris Windsor

The Sense of Smell

Doesn’t the smell of a certain perfume or cookies baking instantly bring back memories? Out of all the senses, our sense of smell is the one that is most linked to our memory.

From birth to early childhood, children use their five senses to explore and try to make sense of the world around them.

Sensory Perception is an important part of early childhood development, and providing opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore their world through ‘sensory play’ is crucial to brain development.

Learning through sensory exploration comes naturally to babies and young children, which makes sense when you consider that the skills they’ll come to rely on to build an understanding of objects, spaces, people and interactions are yet to be fully developed.

As adults, our senses provide us with vital information that we use to make informed decisions, thousands of times a day. We may take this ability for granted and barely notice it, but it’s for this reason that helping children to learn about their own senses is so important.

This week, the children at Dragonfly's Early Learning have explored the five basic senses, touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell. Lots to be learned through play!!!!

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