In the classrooms, children have been learning about their body, five senses, and how to be healthy. The outside world shapes children’s development through experiences that they have. We have been encouraging children to use their five senses—hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch this month. Drawing a child’s attention to the five senses and participating in hands-on experiences understanding helps them understand the world around them.
We have been engaging children with activities to help them understand that our eyes help us see, our ears let us hear, our hands help us feel, our noses let us smell, and our tongues help us taste things. We continue to help children coordinate the use of their hands and fingers. Cutting pictures from a magazine is a purposeful activity that strengthens hands and fingers.