Sensory Systems Explained: What is Tactile?

Have you ever stopped to think about how amazing our sense of touch is? It’s pretty incredible how we can feel different textures, temperatures, and pressures with our fingertips, isn’t it? Well, that’s all thanks to our tactile sensory system!  For kids, this system plays an especially important role in their development and ability to … Read more

Sensory Systems Explained: What is Visual?

The visual system is an essential component of early childhood development. It plays a critical role in how children perceive and interact with the world around them. During the first few years of life, the visual system undergoes significant development, which lays the foundation for lifelong visual function.  Did you know that we have EIGHT … Read more

Sensory Systems Explained: What is Gustatory?

The gustatory sensory system (taste) plays an important role in child development. Taste preferences and aversions can influence a child’s diet and nutrition, which in turn can affect their physical growth and overall health. Did you know that we have EIGHT sensory systems?! Most people only know the top five. This blog post is part … Read more

Sensory Systems Explained: What is Interoception?

Interoception is a term that is not commonly known, but it plays a vital role in early childhood development. In preschool-aged children, interoception refers to the ability to understand and interpret the sensations that arise from within the body, such as hunger, thirst, fatigue, and the need to use the bathroom. The development of interoception … Read more