15 brilliant toddler sensory play ideas (that you won’t have tried before)

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by Bryony Firth-Bernard |

From getting elbow-deep in a sandpit to crawling through a fabric-filled cardboard tunnel, there are lots of fantastic ways you can stimulate your toddler’s senses at home.

You’ll also help boost your little one’s learning, development and creativity while having lots of fun together. Just get the apron at the ready as things are bound to get messy – but it’s all part of the appeal for your toddler.

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Rainbow noodles

Dye some noodles with different food colourings and put them all in a mixing bowl for your tot to play with. She’ll love feeling the squidgy and slippery texture of the noodles and the bright colours will make them much more fun to look at.

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