Parents’ Guide to the 7 Senses

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Most people are familiar with the five senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. However, we also have two additional senses. The vestibular sense, which is our balance and movement sense as well as proprioception, our body awareness sense.

Throughout your child’s development they will receive information through their 7 senses and use that information to participate in daily activities. Sometimes your child will focus their attention on particular sensations while ignoring others. Learn about the development of your child’s sensory skills on Pathways.org to help them reach their fullest potential.