Our homeschool is a hands on homeschool. We love to explore the world using our senses. There is so much fun in making activities that can foster that. We find it very easy to include a sensory table in one place of our homeschooling area. The benefits of sensory fun are:
- Children can explore their world in a positive fun way
- Children get in tuned with their senses and learn with their senses
- It allows for imaginative play
- Get’s children involved
- It’s fun!
- Makes for memorable learning
- Promotes bonding
- Good way to incorporate life lessons, academics (science etc)
- Encourages dramatic play
- Promotes language skills
- A creative outlet
Sensory learning makes any homeschool, preschool, and school a much more memorable experience. After all children want to explore.
Sensory is a great part of science, investigating the world around them using their sight, smell, touch, some cases taste and hearing. Allowing them to make their own conclusions through reasoning and thinking out the situation.
Parent and teachers can encourage sensory play with very simple activities.
Have different bins or tables every month to promote different sensory ideas, this will encourage hands on play and exploration.
Different materials to use in your sensory bin:
- Sand/ Cornmeal
- Cotton Balls
- Slime/ Playdough
- Oatmeal and so on…