Spend time around young kids, and you see that most are drawn to activities that engage their senses. And yet, how each sense works and how our brains process and integrate all of the information gathered by our senses is rather complicated stuff. In a world filled with stimulation, we can’t afford to cut kids off from the chances to foster and coordinate each of these essential senses. All kids need opportunities to learn to gather, prioritize, process, and manage a variety of sensory inputs.
At Tinkergarten, we focus on 7 senses—the five we learned about in kindergarten and two “hidden senses” that kids need to feel ready to learn, ready to thrive and ready for anything. We're thrilled to offer a series about sensory development to guide your child’s development and you as you support your child's learning through outdoor play!