Activities supporting the smooth operation of all senses. “Sensory integration is the ability to register information from the outside world by the sensory organs, process them in the central nervous system and use it for deliberate action.”
It is a fast and precise way of transmitting, differentiating, modulating and interpreting, on the basis of which the child develops learning and behavior mechanisms more and more adapted to the requirements of the environment. At the heart of the development of sensory integration are the three earliest-maturing basic sensory systems: tactile, proprioceptive (feeling your body), and vestibular (feeling linear and rotational movement). They constitute the basis which, along with the development and integration of reflexes, is the foundation of a child’s development.
Each action, movement, is the body’s response to stimuli, it is the result of the integration of sensory experiences flowing from all the senses involved in the activity. In order to properly respond to stimuli, the nervous system must correctly interpret them, it is the basis and foundation of many mechanisms related to movement, posture, muscle tension and reflex integration. Thanks to proper integration, the child develops more and more efficient balance to walk, jump, run, ride a bicycle. Improving the integration of sensations from different senses develops an increasing ability to direct movement under or out of motor control. The child dresses, draws, writes and plays football more and more efficiently. In fact, most of the developmental mechanisms are based on correct sensory integration. Various sensory stimuli flowing from the environment have a positive effect on the development and maturation of the nervous system. This is why sensory stimulation is so important.
I am not going to talk about empathy, a sense of security, love, understanding, acceptance, which are the basis of everything, the foundation and an absolute necessity to start the didactic process.
The modern world is changing very quickly. Constructs a new reality, also educational, which changes its face. I am an educator, family assistant. I completed postgraduate studies in a fascinating field of the functions and possibilities of brain development – neurodidactics. I am still taking up new challenges, expanding my knowledge and competences by participating in many trainings, symposia and conferences on early support for children’s development.
With my activities, I want to raise awareness of the importance of nursery education for the development of a child. For the last three years I have been working as a babysitter, also doing internships in Great Britain and Switzerland, where the sense of security and self-overcoming difficulties are two basic components thanks to which the child organizes its world, builds individuality, develops social and emotional competences and motivation to take up new ones. challenges, without fear.