What Are the Benefits of Sensory Play?

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Do your kids enjoy sensory play? Did you know how many benefits there are to sensory play? That's what we're chatting about on The Play. Learn. Thrive. Show this week. This is the podcast where parents learn ways to help their kids become self-confident, self-directed, and self-assured through purposeful play. I'm your host, Alanna Gallo – Teacher, Momma to four little ones, and Founder of Play.Learn.Thrive.

This is Episode #15 and we’re talking the benefits of sensory play with Julie Friedman – Founder of Young, Wild & Friedman and fellow mom of four. You'll dig her energy and creativity when it comes to sensory toys for kids. Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotify, Google Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast spots – follow and leave a 5-star review if you learned something!

What Are the Benefits of Sensory Play?

In today’s episode, I talk to Julie Friedman – Founder of Young, Wild & Friedman and fellow mom of 4. Hear what makes a good sensory play kit, the positives of sensory play, how Julie comes up with her themes, how long your kids should play at a time, and how to get your kids to be quiet. This episode covers everything from starting a children's toy business to quiet time for your kids. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What is Young, Wild & Friedman?
  • How did Julie start her business?
  • What benefits did her daughter see from sensory play?
  • How does Julie's subscription service work?
  • What do the sensory kits have in them?
  • How long should kids play with sensory kits?
  • What is kinetic sand?
  • Are Julie's sensory bins scented?

Connect with Julie at YoungWildAndFriedman.com and on Instagram at @YoungWildAndFriedman.

I really enjoyed Julie's recommendations on the best type of sensory kits. There's lots and lots more where that came from. Check out the episode and show notes below for much more detail.

Show Notes

What is The Play. Learn. Thrive. Show?

This is the podcast where parents learn ways to help their kids become self-confident, self-directed, and self-assured through purposeful play. I'm your host, Alanna Gallo – Teacher, Momma to four little ones, and Founder of Play.Learn.Thrive.

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