Pre-K Content Area: Physical Development-Sensory
Pre-K Benchmark: Children use their senses to assist and guide learning.
Children learn best when using all of their senses to help engage them in meaningful experiences. The senses are the most familiar way for children to explore, process, and come to understand new information. Through sensory activities, children are building cognitive skills, promoting curiosity, learning to investigate, collect data, and problem solve. While using their senses, the children are also able to build their vocabulary using descriptive words to discuss sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and textures. Squishing the cool finger paint in their hands, the smell of
chocolate chip cookies baking, and listening to birds chirping at the window just some of the sensory experiences we learn through everyday.
|In a tub of Bubbles|
|Picking our blueberry bushes|
|Shaving Cream Fun|
|Listening to The babies birds chirping outside|
|Squishy water beads|
Pre-K Content Area: Physical Development-Sensory/Motor
Pre-K Benchmark: Children use sensory information to plan and carry out movements.
Children also use their senses to demonstrate and exhibit appropriate body awareness, movements, and spatial boundaries when carrying out a task. We practice these skills when climbing the stairs, carrying our plates to the sink, in action songs during circle time, and in movement games such as Simon Says and Follow the Leader.
|Jumping on the trampoline|
|Finding our way through a corn maze|
|Walking heel to toe on a line|
|Exploring inclined planes|
Pre-K Content Area: Physical Development-Gross Motor
Pre-K Benchmark:Children Demonstrate coordination and control of large muscles.
Pre-k Benchmark:Children combine a sequence of large motor skills with and without the use of equipment.
The children practice their balancing and traveling skills daily during sitting, standing, and movement activities such as running, jumping, hopping, dancing, and climbing stairs. They also practice these skills using materials such as kicking balls, jump ropes, climbers, and ride on toys with and without pedals.
|Riding our favorite tractor|
|Hopping on animal paws|
|Jumping on the climber|
|Working with playdough|
Continuing with Physical development, we'll be looking at physical fitness, health, and safety