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We Use Our Hands To Learn About Our World

Published on September 17, 2014 under Uncategorized

I am so happy to be back in school today .  Yesterday I was in Little Rock for the initial meeting of the new Arkansas Professional Development Steering Committee.  I was one of about 20 people in the room that represented school based pre-k,  the Department of Education,  school principals , DHS, higher education facilities  , out of school network and several others.  I was representing family childcare in Arkansas.  What an honor to be included  !  As happens many times, I was paired with someone that had a less than favorable opinion of family childcare.  There were a few eye rolls and negative comments until finally I explained in a nice and hopefully professional way, what family childcare is.  Sigh…..  I am not a confrontational person but I do have passion about what I do and how I do it and sometimes just have to stand up for myself.  I did.  It was not a fun day.


Today we talked about the sense of touch.  We use our hands to learn so much about our world.



I have a sensory board that we explored and enriched our vocabulary but using words like rough , smooth, bumpy, soft and hard.


We played a game sorting things that are soft and hard.




We made homemade flubber. The kids really enjoyed this.  Flubber is a mixture of glue, water and borax.  We actually watch the liquid turn to solid as we mix.   Sometimes our cooking experiences are not edible. We measured and poured and stirred.





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