Engaging the 5 senses to learn about our world

The outside world shapes children’s development through their experiences using the five senses—hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch. Drawing a child’s attention to the five senses and discussing it increases their understanding of the world around us. As our theme for this quarter we had a very interactive and hands-on learning session in our homerooms. The learners enjoyed looking through glasses and binoculars, listening to the sound boxes and their different sounds, tasting sweet/sour/salty items and making lemonade, smelling different scents and trying to identify what they are, touching different objects and telling us what they feel like. As a culminating activity we made a face using different materials to show the parts of the body that we use for our senses.