Have a variety of sensory art materials available (e.g., hard, soft, sticky, fluffy), plus paper or other material to which items may be attached (e.g., toilet paper tubes).
Demonstrate how materials can be combined if needed; then let the child explore and experiment.
The child tries different materials, commenting on their colors, textures, arrangement, etc.
Explain the importance of having different types of sensory materials in the child’s art activities. Early childhood educators and parents may not understand that differentiation of sensory input is as important as differentiation of visual or auditory input.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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