Sensory detail for the very young child can be presented simply in a board book or a magazine. I had a poem published years ago in BabyBug (for infants and toddlers.) Green Grass was only 23 words and believe it or not, it took me a while to write! I had to remember what it felt like to play in the grass! This simple little piece was about a young child (age 2-3) experiencing the joys of sitting, playing with, and rolling in the grass.
Here’s my try at the topic of WATER. I wonder if this would help a little one “experience” some aspects of water?
Drip, drop! Plink, plink!
Water dripping in my sink.
Splish, splash! Splish, splash!
Water sloshing in my bath.
Spraaay! Spraaay! I run and play,
through sprinklers on a sunny day.
Foaming, tickling, waves that reach
my two feet on a sandy beach.
Water hitting my rain cap.
Sip, sluuuurp, from my cup.
Good, cool water. I drink it up!