Sensory play in preschool
Children gain a great deal of knowledge through play! While we are discovering, what may seem as making a mess, we are developing critical thinking skills, social skills, physical skills and communication skills.
Last Friday we explored shaving cream. Many of the children were unsure about the experience at first. After many children tried it out they enjoyed using their hands to smear the cream around the tray.
The children came up with many texture words to describe how the cream felt on their hands. Some of the words they came up with were: gooey, soft, squishy, fluffy, creamy and foamy. One of our friends said it reminded them of snow.
Ryan (AM) “It’s like snow” When I asked, Why? He replied, “Because it’s white! “
Based on Ryan’s observation many other children began to tell stories about the time they played in snow with their families. What a great conversation starter!
Valeria (PM) classroom said, “It reminds me of plastelina (play dough)! When I asked why she replied, “It’s soft and fluffy”.
Don’t worry if your child comes home covered in flour, paint or dirt we are busy learning!
Later in the year we will use shaving cream to write the letters in our names and in our friends names too! Shaving cream for learning is cost efficient (dollar store) and what a great way to extend the learning at home!