ERIC Number: EJ819345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Reference Count: 9
What Happens when a Child Plays at the Sensory Table?
Young Children, v63 n6 p77-79 Nov 2008
Early childhood educators use several learning centers in a classroom to target growth in different developmental areas, but as a preschool teacher, the author was always impressed by how children addressed multiple areas of development at the sensory table. Understanding that sensory experiences were important for preschoolers, the author wanted to examine her own practice and help other teachers explore the possibilities the sensory table offers. She spent about a year researching, observing, and recording how children play at sensory tables. In this article, the author shares her knowledge, advocating that the sensory table provides relevant, meaningful learning experiences for children from toddlerhood through preschool.
Descriptors: Young Children, Preschool Teachers, Sensory Experience, Play, Child Development, Developmental Stages, Perceptual Motor Learning, Toddlers, Preschool Children, Manipulative Materials
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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