The body is just a part of a soul blessed with five senses.
“Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity.”
As humans, we have five tools that help us explore the world around us – sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Our eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and skin gather a lot of information about the world; they help protect us and help us enjoy life!
Sensory play encourages our early learners to fine tune their scientific processes because problems are solved using the five senses: sight, smell, sound, taste and touch. By stimulating their senses we are helping them develop creatively, socially, emotionally, cognitively, linguistically and physically through activities.
Activities that stimulate the senses help the brain to develop and function at its peak.
Teaching the kids about the five senses (sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch) is a good way to help them understand their bodies. A lesson in the five senses is also great for self esteem because they are discovering new and exciting things about themselves.
As a part of curriculum our ELP1 children geared up with bubbling curiosity to learn about the fabulous five senses . The children were asked to enter the class by closing their eyes and buck up to slowly open their eyes to see the “senses table arrangement”.. Zowie!….there started their learning journey to the first sense –the sight through which we SEE with our eyes . The enthusiastic kids were asked to travel in turns to take in the other four senses to SMELL the flowers, to HEAR the sound of bell, to TASTE the salt and sugar, to TOUCH and feel the soft and rough objects from the Magical sensory box with their nose, ear, tongue and hands respectively. That was how ELP 1 learnt about senses – by experiencing them first hand!