Sensory play is considered an essential aspect of child development as it contributes to cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being. When children have opportunities to play, this allows them to build their creativity and imagination, resolve conflicts, and learn self-advocacy skills. Through play, children develop new abilities that lead to enhanced confidence and resiliency, skills crucial for navigating day to day challenges. Play allows kids to practice decision-making skills, discover areas of interest and engage in passions. We were so pleasantly surprised when we received Benji the Bear in the mail linking from Amazon HERE and HERE
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Skills that can be targeted through sensory play with Benji:
· Sensory processing development
· Fine motor skills
· Gross motor skills
· Emotional development
· Body awareness
· Motor planning
· Visual skills
· Communication and play skills
· Self-regulation and coping skills
My son is 5 and we learned about touch, smell, visual, hearing, and discussed emotions and how to overcome sadness! In the video here you can see some of the ways that we played with both of our Benji the Bears.
We learned some great lessons from Benji the Bear and whether you are at home or in the classroom Benji is the bear for you!