Andrea Sofroniou on Sensory Activities for Babies

In this interview, Andrea discusses the importance of sensory activities for babies and provides practical ideas for parents and practitioners to incorporate them into their daily routines.

She recommends Treasure baskets, music, singing, dancing, water play, bath time, and story time as great sensory opportunities for babies.

Andrea also encourages practitioners and parents to incorporate sensory activities into their daily routines and use them as learning opportunities.
· March 17, 2023

Andrea Sofroniou has been working with children for over 23 years, from newborn to adulthood, in a range of capacities ranging from nursery manager, teacher, foster carer, parent and author. Within these roles, she has supported new parents with bringing home the baby, establishing routines, bathing, weaning… how to communicate with your baby and understanding early development.

Alongside and within these roles, Andrea has developed her skills with working with children who have a wide range of Special Educational Needs and disabilities. She has developed a particular specialism in Emotional Behaviour Disorder (EBD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Andrea has always been committed to furthering her professional development and extending my learning. As a result, her current qualifications range from a Nursery Nurse qualification to a Master’s Degree in Education and most recently, acquiring a certificate in Place2Be to assist children with emotional issues.

Andrea is the founder of Posiquisitive Children, where she provides training and consultancy sessions for practitioners and parents/carers to support the development of children – from babies onwards.

In this interview, Andrea Sofroniou discusses the benefits of sensory activities for babies and how to encourage parents to do these activities at home. Andrea suggests that babies are like sponges and are exposed to many sensory experiences from the moment they enter the world. She also suggests that music, Treasure baskets, and stories are great sensory activities.

Andrea always encourages parents and practitioners to have a routine in place and to use every stage of the routine as a learning opportunity.


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