Immersive Learning: Sensory Play Techniques in Early Years Education

(Training for Early years teachers)

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      Duration

      5 hours

      Course Level

      Level 5

      Credits

      240

      Modules

      15

      Duration

      5 hours

      Programme Overview

      Gaining a deep understanding of sensory development in early childhood is crucial for educators, empowering them to design purposeful sensory-rich activities that contribute to holistic learning. This knowledge forms the basis for creating an environment where sensory experiences are seamlessly integrated into various aspects of education.

      In early childhood education, sensory development goes beyond recognizing the five senses; it shapes a child’s perception of the world. Educators armed with this understanding can design activities that engage children physically, emotionally, and cognitively. To bridge theory and practice, educators actively engage in hands-on activities exploring diverse sensory play techniques. This experiential learning approach allows educators to witness firsthand how sensory experiences foster creativity, enhance cognitive development, and contribute to emotional regulation in young learners.

      These activities serve as a practical link, deepening educators’ comprehension of creating purposeful sensory-rich learning opportunities. As educators observe how sensory stimuli impact cognitive processes, they tailor activities to align with individual learning styles, ensuring a personalized educational experience. The training places a strong emphasis on emotional regulation, acknowledging the role of sensory experiences in fostering positive emotions and conducive learning environments.

      A key outcome is educators’ ability to seamlessly integrate sensory play techniques into the curriculum. They learn how to align these techniques with educational objectives, ensuring that sensory experiences are woven into the fabric of the learning journey. This integration not only benefits overall child development but also enhances the curriculum’s effectiveness.

      This training will equip educators with the insights and skills needed to enhance early years education. Through hands-on activities, educators absorb theoretical knowledge and gain practical skills, empowering them to create an environment where sensory-rich activities contribute significantly to the holistic development of young learners.

      Learning Outcomes

      • Understanding Sensory Development
      • Hands-on Application of Sensory Play
      • Integration into Curriculum

      Key Features

      • Focus on gaining a deep understanding of sensory development in early childhood, empowering educators to design purposeful sensory-rich activities that contribute to holistic learning.
      • Emphasis on seamlessly integrating sensory experiences into various aspects of education, recognizing that sensory development shapes a child’s perception of the world.
      • Strong emphasis on emotional regulation, acknowledging the role of sensory experiences in fostering positive emotions and creating conducive learning environments.
      • Acquisition of practical skills through hands-on activities, ensuring that educators not only absorb theoretical knowledge but also gain the skills needed to implement sensory-rich activities effectively.
      • Empowerment of educators with insights and skills needed to enhance early years education, creating an environment where sensory-rich activities significantly contribute to the holistic development of young learners.
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        Top Skills you will Learn

        • Deep Understanding of Sensory Development
        • Designing Purposeful Sensory-Rich Activities
        • Hands-On Exploration of Sensory Play Techniques
        • Practical Link Between Theory and Practice
        • Practical Skills for Implementation

        Who Is This Programme for?

        This program is tailored to address the specific needs and responsibilities of those working directly or indirectly with young children in the early years education sector. The target participants include:

        • Educators and teachers working in preschools, nurseries, kindergarten, and early elementary grades, with a focus on early childhood education.
        • Individuals responsible for providing childcare services in various capacities, including daycare centers, after-school programs, and other childcare facilities.
        • Professionals with a background in education, child psychology, or child development who work directly with young children in their formative years.
        • Professionals responsible for organizing and coordinating training sessions for early years educators and staff.
        • Individuals involved in designing and developing curricula for early childhood education, especially those interested in incorporating sensory play techniques.
        • Administrators and managers of early years educational institutions interested in enhancing teaching practices related to sensory play and immersive learning.
        • Students pursuing education degrees or undergoing training to become early years teachers, seeking foundational skills in incorporating sensory play techniques into their future classrooms.
        • Deep Understanding of Sensory Development
        • Designing Purposeful Sensory-Rich Activities
        • Hands-On Exploration of Sensory Play Techniques
        • Practical Link Between Theory and Practice
        • Practical Skills for Implementation

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