Your little cherub's sensory development is happening quite well by now. His senses are coming to play in every situation he is in.
Have you ever witnessed a child’s bad mood disintegrate with a splash in the bath? Or maybe you have seen intense concentration in a child’s face when sifting dry rice or sand through their fingers?
Benefits of sensory experiences
Although children respond differently to sensory experiences, these experiences can improve skills, raise awareness of how the world works, and contribute to language acquisition. When babies first interact with the world, they don’t have words to describe what they encounter, but they do absorb information through their senses.
As babies mature, their awareness becomes heightened. They now can well differentiate between sweet or sour tastes, hard or rough surfaces, and a lot more!
Your baby may suddenly startle at loud noises, be annoyed by a wet diaper, or reject the texture of a new food. These changes may confuse or frustrate you, but they also signify developmental maturity as the child begins to make sense of the world.