Children learn differently. VAK learning style theory suggests children learn through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic, which develop children’s cognitive skills. For toddlers under 5 years old, experiencing and gaining knowledge through their senses is common. They use their skills and abilities to grasp and learn more about their environment. Toddlers possess kinesthetic characteristics and enjoy working in groups.
As a provider of childcare in Bronx, New York, teachers utilize sensory play that stimulates children’s senses. Sensory play activities with other children include picking up things and feeling the shape and texture and movement and balancing activities that use smell, taste, sight, hearing, and touch.
Social skills can also be developed in sensory play. Being in a preschool in New York enhances children’s ability to observe and communicate with others. It allows them to explore more with their motor skills and helps build a relationship with others.
At head start pre-k allows your children to develop their skills through a variety of activities suitable to their age. As learning has a wide range of pedagogies, in Sharon Baptist Head Start, we desire to engage children with sensory play to develop their cognitive, social, and motor skills.