Teaching children about their senses plays such an important role in their learning and development. At the moment my 1 year old loves picking everything up and giving it a big sniff and then shoving it in my nose so that I can smell it as well. This was a big leap for him as all of a sudden his world has opened up even more and he has discovered a new sense.
We love exploring our senses in our art classes. We get out the mortar and pestle and the children start crushing away to discover all the amazing smells hidden in the array of spices, herbs and natural items found around the garden. They can then mix away and create a beautiful new perfume for their mummy to wear!