SENSEable Tots – what’s it all about?

Making learning accessible

SENSEable Tots are programmes of teacher-directed lessons which use sensory materials to help your children explore the use of their most important inborn instincts – the five senses of touch, smell, hearing, taste and seeing.

These lessons will also encourage your children’s learning and development in accessible, fun ways – through songs, play, crafts and active games. Activities which hone their fine and gross motor skills, coordination and balance - and their understanding of the world and their part in it.

They will also introduce them to classification activities such as shapes, colours and numbers, as well as teaching them about sensory attributes such as cold, sticky, sour and hard.

Much more than just having fun!

Although at a first glance, sensory classes may just look like children having fun, these activities play a vital role in their development. From the moment they are born, babies learn about their environment and themselves through their sense – seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and feeling.

Hands-on learning

In a world often dominated by television, computer games and battery-operated toys, our children spend much less time fully-engaged in the kind of independent activity that appeals to their creative imagination. They need to engage with more hands-on activities that allow them to explore and experience the world for themselves - and be amazed at their own capabilities!

More About Karen

My name is Karen Andersen and I am passionate about childhood development and fascinated by the ways in which children learn and develop. I also enjoy having fun with them - and like to combine fun with learning!

I soon realised that child development was where my professional future lay and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Montessori teaching.

Now I am using my experience and knowledge of the importance of sensory play to teach purposively-designed classes to babies and toddlers to enhance their development in a fun way.

Oh, and I have two young daughters!

Key Benefits


Introducing your child to sensory play which helps to build nerve-connections in the brain’s pathways, enhancing your child’s cognitive development, problem-solving abilities, learning, memory and creativity.


Supporting language development, fine and gross motor skills, and social skills.


Helping your child to grow in confidence by mastering the surrounding environment.

How the SENSEable Tots Classes work

The classes are approximately 40 minutes long each and are suitable for children between 6 months and 3 ½ years old.

Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. He/she is responsible for the welfare of the child and must inform the teacher of any special requirements, medical issues or allergies.

Please ensure that the child wears appropriate clothing for occasionally-messy play and bring a change of clothes.

The classes are pay as you go and cost €10.00.

Please ensure that the child wears appropriate clothing for occasionally-messy play and bring a change of clothes.

The classes for 2022 will be held in Shankill and Greystones.

Shankill - Stonebridge Community Centre
Age Group Day Time
6 months - 3½ years Monday (from 28th February) 10:00 - 10:40

Greystones - Nazerene Church
Age Group Day Time
6 months - 3½ years Thursday 10:00 - 10:40

SENSEable Tots – Other resources

Mummy Cooks

Mummy Cooks aim is to give mothers and fathers the confidence, skills and know-how needed to raise healthy and adventurous eaters, who, in turn, will have a lifelong appreciation for healthy food. To receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases of Mummy Cooks amazing products, just use the code ‘KEEP_THEM_BUSY_MOM’ at check out.

Click here to visit the Mummy Cooks site

Contact Me

If you're interested in taking part, or want more information about the classes, fill out the form below and I'll get back to you.

Alternatively, visit our SENSEable Tots Facebook page to get up to date information.

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