Sensory play and learning


By Karen Winderlich

The term ‘sensory learning’ refers to the way in which babies, toddlers and young children use all their senses to gather information as they play. Sensory play and learning are part of all the living and learning experiences in which children involve themselves. The challenge and joy for early childhood professionals is to recognise the endless potential for supporting children’s sensory engagement, and to create spaces for play and learning that are sensory-rich.



This Everyday Learning Series title explores how early childhood education and care professionals can support babies and young children in using their senses to gather information and become effective learners. It also highlights:

  • the close connection between sensory play and learning
  • the important role the outdoor environments and natural spaces play in enriching children’s sensory experiences
  • how everyday resources can be used to create sensory-rich learning environments for children.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 25 x 18 cm



Paperback, e-version