Sensory Play, Much More Going on Than Meets the Eye!
Help me give my students a Four Way Sand and Water Sensory table where they can play with water, sand, Orbies, etc. Sensory play in early childhood fosters a child's curiosity, imagination, experimentation, and fine motor skills.
I love seeing these little people everyday!! We have so much fun and learn so much in our Pre-K class. I have a total of 22 students . All of my students are "educationally disadvantaged" which means they are eligible to participate in the national free or reduced lunch program.
My students come to school excited and ready to learn.
They enjoy school and love to use their imaginations. My class has mostly 4 year olds and some 5 year olds. I also have many ESL (english as a second language students) and SPED students (students with special needs).
Our great team of teachers cares very much about our students and wants them to have the most enriching and exciting learning experiences.
As Mr. Rogers said, "Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But, for children play is serious learning." I realize as an early education teacher it is so important for the students to have hands on experiences, be able to use their voice, and have fun while learning.
It is such a joy for me to see these babies smiling and ready to come to class each and every day.
Sensory play is very important for early childhood learners.
As stated by Albert Einstein ~ "Play is the highest form of research"
Sensory play encourages scientific thinking, helps build motor skills, supports language development, and helps build nerve connections in the brain.
Sensory play is very natural for young learners. It should be encouraged at home and in all learning environments. Children are able to use all of their senses to explore.
With these fun and bright colored hands-on, tactile, activities my students will have a wonderful time exploring and discovering while building the necessary skills they need to grow.
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