The Senses of Summer
Posted on 17th August 2023 at 23:01
Welcome to a world of summertime wonder specially designed for children! Join us as we embark on a sensory adventure tailored to the young ones, where we'll uncover the magic of summer through their senses. From exciting sights to delightful tastes and everything in between, let's dive into the sensory joys that make summer an extraordinary season for children.
The sounds of summer are a symphony that children can dance to, from the laughter of friends playing in the park, the cheerful tunes of ice cream vans and the lively song of birds chirping in the trees. Encourage them to create their own music with simple musical instruments and let them embrace the joy of summer through delightful sounds that awaken their imagination and bring smiles to their faces.
Summertime is bursting with amazing sights that spark a child's imagination. From vibrant rainbow-coloured ice-lollies to colourful beach umbrellas, summer outfits in playful patterns, and joyful fireworks painting the night sky, children's eyes are treated to a kaleidoscope of visual wonders. You can help capture their attention with vivid scenes of nature, like buzzing bees, fluttering butterflies, and blooming flowers. Encourage them to explore and observe the world around them.
Engage your child's sense of smell with the scents of summer. The aroma of freshly cut grass, the delicious smell of sizzling barbecue, and the familiar scent of sun cream, let them enjoy carefree days of outdoor play. You can create a sensory journey by visiting gardens filled with fragrant blossoms and encourage them to take a deep breath and take in the extraordinary scents of nature. It's a sensory adventure that will create great memories.
Summertime is a time for tasty treats that delight your children’s taste buds, refreshing flavours of juicy watermelon, tangy fresh lemonade, and ice-cold lollies in many flavours. Let them participate in simple cooking or baking activities where they can create their own summer-themed snacks like fruit skewers, homemade ice cream, or colourful fruit salads. The joy of tasting these seasonal delights will make summer even sweeter for them.
Summer is all about experiences that enhance your child’s sense of touch. Let them revel in the feeling of cool sand slipping through their fingers at the beach, the exhilarating splash of water as they jump into a pool, or the tickle of grass on their bare feet in the park. Encourage sensory play with water tables, sandboxes, and nature-inspired crafts that allow them to explore textures, temperatures, and sensations.
Summertime is a sensory wonderland for children, filled with sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings that awaken their senses and enhance their imagination. Encourage them to embrace the magic of summer by engaging with the world around them. Let them explore, create, taste and play as they take in the sensory treasures that this season offers. With each experience, they'll build lasting memories and develop a deep appreciation for the joys that summertime brings.
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