Children use their five senses from birth to early childhood to explore and try to make sense of the world around them. It is an important part of early childhood development, and it is crucial for brain development to provide children with opportunities to actively use their senses as they explore their world through' sensory play.' Learning through sensory exploration naturally comes to babies and young children, which makes sense when you consider that the skills they will come to rely on to build a comprehension of objects, spaces, people and interactions are still to be fully developed. Our senses, as adults, give us vital information that we use to inform decision - making thousands of times a day. We may take this ability for granted and barely notice it, but this is why it is so important to help kids learn about their own senses.