The Importance of Hands-On Learning Fun

The Importance of Hands-On Learning Fun

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Children love sensory play, messy science experiments, and hands-on activities. While it seems like children are “just playing” during this time, they are actually learning quite a bit. Hands on play activities are important for children to develop and practice many different skills. In this post, Mary Catherine, author of Fun-A-Day is sharing the importance of hands-on learning and what children really do discover through different play opportunities: Recently, my children played with a Coffee and Flower Sensory Bin. During that activity, they: • Explored their senses o Smell -- The coffee beans gave off a unique scent, which most of the children enjoyed. A few thought it smelled “extra stinky” though. o Sight -- Looking at the different colors and shapes of the beans, the play dough, and the fake flowers o…
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