We explored our five senses in preschool: hearing

This past week the children explored their sense of touchtastesmellsight, and hearing. Let me show you what the children found in the “sense of hearing” discovery center…

The children played a listening matching game. In a basket were 35mm canisters filled with items such as corn, dice, and salt. There were two of each sound canisters.

The children shook the canisters and then used their sense of hearing to find the two cannisters that sounded just the same.

I noticed that it didn’t take long for the children to figure out that they could also match the canisters by weight rather than by sound.

The children also listened to recordings of sounds from Play 2 Grow and used their sense of hearing to guess what the sounds were.

We didn’t make this a right or wrong answer game – instead, we just focused on listening and let the children guess what they thought they had heard.

By |2010-09-29T01:11:56+00:00September 29th, 2010|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

One Comment

  1. V.Kerr September 29, 2010 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Good idea

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