How to Improve Sensory Learning Outside This Summer - Delphi Boston Delphi Boston

How to Improve Sensory Learning Outside This Summer

sensory learning

Children learn best and retain information more efficiently when they are able to engage their senses. For many of us, our favorite memories are associated with one or more of our senses, such as the smell of our favorite food or the sound of our favorite song. When it comes to learning, imagine trying to teach younger students how an ice cube melts without letting them melt the ice cube in their hand. These children need to experience certain properties with their own senses to fully comprehend how things work.

By exposing children to sensory play, it allows them to develop and improve their senses. These senses can be classified into touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste. Below are some different activities that will tap into a select sense:


  • Jumping on a trampoline
  • Three-legged race
  • Make a fort
  • Hopscotch
  • Tossing and catching
  • Texture scavenger hunt
  • Pushing a swing


  • Flashlight tag
  • Shadow puppets
  • Playing catch with a balloon
  • Nature “I Spy”
  • Hide-and-seek


  • Play an instrument
  • Sing camp songs
  • Talk and mimic different animal sounds
  • Musical chairs


  • Go on a “smelly walk”
  • Plant flowers


  • Try frozen foods versus hot
  • Salty foods versus sweet
  • Crunchy food versus soft
  • Start a garden

Sensory learning is crucial for children’s development and early education. Getting out and exploring this summer can help them avoid the summer slump. Learn more about summer education opportunities like the Delphi Summer Camp.

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