The Early Years: Recording Sensory Wordsby: Peggy Ashbrook

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From children’s viewpoints, what they experience in the world is what the world is like—for everyone."What do others experience with their senses when they are in the same situation?” is a question that young children can explore by collecting data as they use a “feely box,” or take a “sensory walk.”

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  • on Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:46 AM

Young children live in a sensory world. Saying something is itchy or yucky is not uncommon for PreK children. In this activity, students learn to express their sensory experiences of touch and make some comparison to other children’s responses to touch and their choice of words to describe that feeling. They can also observe how other children approach the sense of touch. Lastly they can build a vocabulary that explains their experiences.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:51 PM

Great journal!

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