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Archive for April, 2014

Introducing the Five Senses

My Five Senses  by Margaret Miller

This was a great book to introduce to preschoolers the concept of your five senses!

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For the activity, we used a marshmallow to talk about our senses. Each child used hand sanitizer and then received a marshmallow. First, we touched the marshmallow and talked about it being squishy and gooey on the inside. We smelled the marshmallow and talked about the sweet smell. We looked at the marshmallow and came up with some words to describe how it looked. Then we tried to hear the marshmallow and while most of us didn’t think it had a sound, one child said he could hear it squishing in his ear. Finally, we tasted the marshmallow and everyone agreed that it was delicious!

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Sense of Touch

I Feel a Foot by Maranke Rinck

We have been working on our 5 senses in Preschool Storytime and this turned out to be a fun book to share for sense of touch.

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I made a series of “touch bags”. They were paper lunch bags with various items inside. I would have the children put their hand into the bag to see if they could guess what was inside. Some of the items that were used in the bags were: cotton balls, feathers, seashell, Legos, and a spoon.

New York Hall of Science Story Book List

Rebecca Reitz, Librarian, New York Hall of Science, has shared the following link to a list of science story books she has created. Thank you, Rebecca! Enjoy, everyone!

http://nysci.org/recommended-reading/

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