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Supporting physical development in early childhood
Supporting physical development in early childhood

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2.7 Summary of the senses

These seven senses work together to provide you with information about your surroundings. It is through their senses that babies and young children learn about the world around them.

However, to really develop and sharpen these senses, babies and young children need lots and lots of opportunity to experience, explore and be active in different environments. The next section will look at the importance of sensory rich environments.