Monday, September 20, 2010

Sensory Play

There has been a lot of discussion of what to put in sensory tables in the share groups I belong to online.

Each week I change my main sensory table and usually have one or two different sensory activities around the room.

Today I put dyed pasta shapes and pipe cleaners in the main tub. It was a hit. The older children liked to string them and the younger children (when they weren't trying to eat them) just like the feel of them in their fists.

Since it's the first day of autumn at the light table I put laminated leaves. Again because my program is for children birth to 5, I added some toy animals.

The parents were more interested in the leaves than the children but I believe that their interest may peak their child's.

At the playdough table I added different items from nature to encourage making impressions.