Monday, June 26, 2017

Sensory Week!

From birth to early childhood, children use their senses to explore and try to make sense of the world around them. They do this by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, moving, and hearing. This leads to a child's ability to complete more complex learning tasks and supports cognitive growth, language development, gross motor skills, social interaction and problem solving skills.

Taste- the stimulation that comes when our taste receptors react to chemicals in our mouth.

Touch- the stimulation that comes from touch receptors in our skin that react to pressure, heat/cold, or vibration.

Smell- the stimulation of chemicals receptors in the upper airways (nose)

Sight- the stimulation of light receptors in our eyes, which our brains then interpret into visual images.

Hearing- the receptors of sound, via mechanics in our inner ear.

      "We are coloring with our toes under the table"
"Our toes can hold crayons like our fingers"
"It's fun to color under the table, but it's harder to do with your toes"
What do you see in the dirt?
"It feels great, and we can see all kinds of bugs"
We are making sensory bottles!
You can use all kind of things for sensory bottles!
The road is sand paper!