Neuroscience Program & Physical development
A sensory path is a colorful, creative and playful way for kids to build sensory pathways, connections in
the brain that are responsible for sight, touch, sound, etc., which enable kids to complete complex, multi-
The kids are brimming with energy, which can often impact their focus in the classroom.
Sensory paths let young kids hop or tip-toe through floors, or lean into walls with their hands, but more
than an outlet for kids to let go and hang loose, they serve a much broader purpose, as platforms that
allow kids to release stress and cope with different emotions.
They add that sensory play can encourage children to explore and investigate, allowing them to refine
their thresholds for sensory information, helping their brains create stronger connections to sensory
information and learn which are useful and which can be filtered out.
“Through sensory play, the child can learn to block out the noise which is not important and focus on the
play which is occurring with their peer,”
Sensory walks can be part of a sensory diet, a carefully designed set of activities and accommodations
to give kids the sensory input they need. These activities can be great for kids with sensory processing
issues and ADHD , but all kids can benefit.
“Just by jumping, bouncing, bending, pushing, and finally breathing, the sensory build-up is able to
release and then all that built up energy can be best utilized by their brain,”
This all leads to easier and more pleasurable learning.
recall the movements naturally done during the first years of life when learning to coordinate the eyes,
ears, hands and whole body. They help children
- Concentration und Focus
- Academics: reading, writing, math, test taking
- Physical coordination
- Organization skills
Why are sensory paths important?
The sensory paths give students a chance to spend a few minutes of their school day walking, jumping,
bouncing and “pushing themselves through their distractions”. Experts say sensory paths can also help
students develop motor skills, including balance, hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness.
What are the benefits of sensory play?
Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the
child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play supports language development,
cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction
What skills does sensory play develop?
Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem
solving skills, and social interaction. This type of play aids in developing and enhancing memory