A couple of years ago, when I started looking around at schools for my daughter, I was overwhelmed with the options. Should we look at a home daycare vs. a center? What kind of educational method was I looking for? What should the learning focus be on? I read about the Montessori method, the Reggio Emilia approach, Waldorf education, and more. Superficial research told me that Montessori was a popular choice. Not to be convinced…Read More
This week, I showed my son the “Fire Safety” sensory tray and explained to him what it was. I filled it with (tiny toy fire engines, pulses, paper ‘fire flame’ cutouts, themed toys, etc.) The first thing he said after I finished was, “Mommy, let me first get an ambulance, police car and rescue helicopters too.” In a second, he made me realise that it was ‘pretend play’ only for me, but for him it was a very ‘real’ one. A three year old helped me understand all about safety so easily!The themed sensory trays give great exposure to colors and textures.Read More
Kneading the dough is a great hands-on activity.
Kids like to get their hands messy. You will be surprised at their imagination while they roll the dough.
This activity works for us very well. Shaunak enjoys it. He digs in, cuts, folds and makes stories out of it. He has fun with it for good half to an hour. It is a great sensory activity, to help them feel the rough texture of the flour and show them how it turns into a soft dough after adding water.Read More