Why sensory stimulation is so important

BESIDES YOUR LOVING TOUCH, THE BEST YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR BABY IS TO LET IT FEEL AND EXPLORE SENSORY MATERIAL, BUT WHY IS THAT? YOU MIGHT NOT THINK ABOUT THE TOUCH SENSE VERY OFTEN, BUT IT’S KEY TO SURVIVAL FOR BABIES. THAT’S BECAUSE UNLIKE ADULTS WHO TEND TO RELY FAR MORE ON THE USE OF SIGHT AND HEARING, BABIES DEPEND ON TOUCH TO TEACH THEM ABOUT THEIR SURROUNDING WORLD.

Recent research shows, that genetics no longer play the only role in infant brain development; a baby's environment does as well. It is now known that sensory stimulation and neural pathway connections are major factors that lead to healthy brain function in babies.

Exploring sensory material is where it all starts! Elva Senses are committed to embodying what science has proven about sensory development: babies need an adequate amount of tactile experiences if they are going to fully develop their somatosensory system. 

  Somato-what?

It’s simply the network of touch receptors, spread all over the body, sending information back to the brain, producing various emotional responses that get reinforced time and again. So, the more times baby associates snuggly textures, like the Elva Senses accessories, with feeling content, the happier baby will be each time that same beloved item is held close.

 So what makes Elva Senses's product's that special?

Well… the bubbles! All our accessories are densely packed with irresistibly squishy, 6mm bubbles, unlike any other minky dot product on the market. 

 

Fun facts.. 
The brain is one of the organs that grows the most during early childhood. Starting out at just a quarter of its adult size, a baby’s brain will grow a staggering 80% in the first three years! During this period of growth, play and sensory associations account for a huge portion of a child’s learning and development. The more we encourage this from the start, the more we’re setting their entire nervous system up for life!