Sensory play is beloved by educators because it involves a child using their senses like touch, sight, and smell to play and learn. This, in turn, helps them build a wide range of cognitive skills.
For instance, sensory play can bolster observation and fine motor skills, and is the foundation for sorting and categorizing (important for STEM subjects like math).
But often, it’s presented as something that requires goo, slime, or tiny beads scattered over (and under) your kitchen table. There’s an easier option! These three sensory-based Klutz activity kits will help your child learn essential skills, all while being a breeze to clean up. Each one comes with a helpful book that also encourages reading and instruction-following.
1. Klutz Jr.: My Clothespin Zoo: Little crafters will use fuzzy pom-poms, decorative cut-outs, and colorful clothespins to create monkeys, tigers, pandas, and more! This is a great kit for developing fine motor skills.