Some examples of sensory play includes exploring colour with rainbow rice, exploring texture with fluffy soap foam, or exploring smell with apple scented playdough. Many activities even explore more than one of the 5 sense; taste, hear, smell, touch and see!
“Nature play is when children are provided with the opportunity to engage in unstructured play activities in outdoor settings where natural elements feature, such as logs, rocks and water, as opposed to conventional manufactured play equipment,”
When they participate in science activities, it nurtures their curiosity. Introducing children to science at a young age assists in their brain development. Even toddlers can do science experiments. By using materials that children like to play with, it helps them to grow big ideas and understand fundamental concepts.