Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sensory Play for Children

Anoche 20 maestras de Pine Village vinieron a la oficina para participar en un entrenamiento acerca de actividades sensoriales para ninos.

Aqui estan algunos de los comentarios de las evaluaciones del taller!

"Aprendizaje con cosas sencillas. Se pueden crear maravillosas experimentos para los ninos"
"Recomiendo que dieran estas clases constantemente.  Son excelentes"
"Perfecto que desarrollen estos temas.  Son de mucha habilidad para manejar actividades.  Espero que tengan mas para nosotros."
"En particular me gusto la actividad de pegamento y la espuma de afeitar y color."
"The workshop was very excellent!"
"Please make this a MANDATORY TRAINING!!"
"Favor de volver a realizarlo!!"
"Deberia ser obligatorio especialmente para toddlers"
"This training should be MANDATORY!!"

Asi que nos entretuvimos mucho anoche!!  Hicimos muchas recetas nuevas y puedo compartir ALGUNAS con uds. aqui.  Hicimos todo eso y mucho mas!!!!  Muy divertido!!!

(Gala  - preschool teacher in Needham & Esmeralda- float teacher in JPC)

White Bread and & Craft Dough

4 slices of white bread (remove the crusts)
2 tablespoons of white glue

What to do:

Tear up the bread into small pieces and place in a bowl.  Mix the white glue into the bread, mixing with a fork.  The texture should be slightly moist and tacky(i.e. sticky.)  If it seems wet and mushy you will need to add a little more brread.  Once you've achieved the desired texture, begin kneading the dough with your hands.  Squish and squeeze it and roll it between your palms.  The texture will become more smooth and pliable as you work with it.  

Note that this dough will begin to dry out if you work with it too long, so it is best to have some idea of possible projects before you start.  For example:  make beads for jewelry (poke holes before it dries all the way) pendants into which you've pressed an image or small sculptures.  

(Lucy - toddler teacher in Needham)

Puffy Paint:

Shaving Cream
a few drops of white glue

What to do:

Mix all of the ingredients together and have the children paint!!  Dries overnight.

(Darling  - Float teacher in Porter Square)


Equal parts of Cornstarch and water

Variation:  Mix Ooblick with Shaving Cream

(Karina - Preschool teacher in the South End)

Baby Oil and Flour:

The basic ratio is 1 cup baby oil to 2 cups of flour.  Increase as necessary!!  A very creamy substance that washes off very easily.  Makes your hands very soft.  Try it with a lavender sent and let children play with it before nap to relax them.

(Kena - Preschool Teacher in Newton)

Shaving Cream and Water:

Fill a clear large container with water.  On top of the water put shaving cream.  Drip drop primary colors onto the shaving cream.  What happens when you put two primary colors on top???  Excellent science experiment!!!

(Joana - Pre-K teacher in JP Centre)
Magnet Jar

Create a magnet jar for your science center by placing pipe cleaners, paperclips and other items that a magnet attracts to in a large clear jar (like the one seen above.)  Give the children some magnet wands to experiment!!

Magnet Painting
Drip drop some paint on a paper plate and add some paperclips IN the paint.  Using the magnet wand UNDERNEATH the plate, move the paperclips through the paint and watch the colors mix!

(Marisol - Preschool Teacher in JP Centre)

Microwave Playdough

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon oil
food coloring

What to do:

Mix all ingredients and cook on high for 3 minutes.  STOP after each 1 minute and stir well.  

Sensory play should happen EVERYDAY!!!


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