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Spaghetti & Sensory

Child Psychologists suggest that sensory play is a crucial component in early childhood development. As adults we are well aware of the senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing but can we actually recall at what age we discovered that soap is completely different than a candy bar. The answer in most cases is, No. Children need sensory activities to facilitate and encourage them to use scientific processes while they explore this world. Allowing children to participate in sensory activities enables them to stimulate their senses and develop cognitively, linguistically, socially, emotionally, physically, and creatively. Thus it is crucial that every child experience sensory integration activities early.
On this day, it was Baby Mason’s first sensory experience with spaghetti. As he began to slowly take his chances on the taste of spaghetti, it was obvious that one of two options were looming, the complete dissatisfaction and the abandonment of spaghetti forever or the absolute spaghetti onslaught. I was quite compelled to see what the future for this bowl of spaghetti would be. He soon dug his baby hands into the bowl and indulged. Noodle-by-noodle he slurped his way through the bowl allowing for quite some memorable photo’s to be captured from this sensory experience. To say the least, Mason’s senses were stimulated as his experience with Spaghetti & Sensory came to a filling end.

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