Sensory play is one of the best ways to engage little ones as young children are naturally drawn to natural materials. Instead of a typical instructional conduct, our sensory playgroups are invitational - Children are invited to interact with the tubs whenever and however they like. They learn and explore because they want to, not because they have to, don't we always learn better when the motivation is intrinsic?
Today's theme was The Three Billy Goats Gruff, conducted by teacher Ainul. We started off with a short warm up, where teacher Ainul read the story out loud.
We then bring out the sensory invitation tub and retold the story! The scene from the story was recreated and reenacted using toys and other materials, the kids got to interact with the setup and this allowed for a most vivid storytelling.
There are so many learning opportunities in sensory play, here's one where we have the word goat presented in different formats.
After the story, we invited the kids to dig into the tubs scene by scene.
All together now
The aftermath, pretty messy but definitely a fun learning experience for everyone. Do join us for our upcoming session next weekend - Pigs in the mud