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Sensory Table Ideas for the Classroom

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Recently, sensory integration has been discussed at length in educational circles.  Sensory Table ideasFrom birth, children learn about the world around them by using their 5 senses.  They take in information through touching, hearing, seeing, smelling, and tasting.  The brain then organizes this input and builds a foundation for more experiences to build upon in the future.  Sensory play has also been shown to be therapeutic to children who have anxiety, emotional problems, or disorders such as ADD or autism.  Use some of these sensory table ideas in a preschool classroom or at home to help a child explore and learn about the world around them.

Fill a sensory table with any of the following ingredients and watch as children use the materials.

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Create Learning Centers with Preschool Furniture

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Whether you’re starting from scratch, or updating an existing preschool, teachers need to present a classroom that is aesthetically pleasant and conducive to learning.  Three and four-year-olds love to move around the room to different learning areas, and with the right preschool furniture you can encourage children to grow and develop.Preschool Daycare Furniture

Group Circle Area

You’ll want to have one area where the class can congregate for whole group activities, such as circle or story time.  Since preschool children usually sit on the floor, warm up the area with a colorful carpet.  Choose one that fits your space well, and leaves plenty of room for students.  Add in a book display or storage system so children have access to books any time of the day as they begin establishing their pre-reading skills.

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