Day Nursery Avon Center preschoolers learn through sensory table
Matt Miller, lead teacher of the 3 year olds of our Day Nursery Hendricks County Early Learning Center in Avon shared some pictures today of his preschoolers using their new sensory table apparatus. Here’s a little bit more info from Mr. Matt about how it works and the benefits the children receive when working with it. It’s basically a long chute running from a tall sensory table down to a lower sensory table. The material used is a combination of shucked corn and black beans. Not only is it a fun sensory activity, it’s also a great way to explore slopes, gravity and cause-and-effect. We also practiced many great fine motor and gross motor activities such as pouring the material from a pitcher into a bottle and carrying a bucket full of the mixture from the lower table back up to the higher table! Here’s a link to the blog that inspired our design. The blogger, Tom, has tons of sensory table ideas along with information about what skills the children are developing within the activity.