Venturing outdoors is a whole new sensory experience. Simply the feel of grass against skin provides a wealth of sensory input. Actively exploring the outside world helps the development of balance, co-ordination, social skills, communication and much more.
Sensory play is the start of sensory integration for children, processing, organising and filtering sensory input and responding accordingly. Through sensory play children can learn to concentrate and manage emotional responses. When given the opportunity to play freely, children typically seek out the right level of sensory input required.