Day: April 9, 2014

Active Learning: Best Placement

sensory vest

Where are the child’s hands naturally?   For the child whose hands are near their body, create a sensory vest.  This is a purchased child’s cobbler apron.  I sewed white curtain circles in various places under where the hands rest.  I attached red bells on elastic cord.  The child begins by accidentally touching then purposefully exploring to create the noise.  Because the bells are attached with elastic, it can be pulled into view.  Great practice for fine motor skills, tactile and visual skills.  I like to make sure I create exposure to all kinds, sizes, weights and materials (wood, plastic, metal).  This is active learning!  The child can wear this an stimulate all the senses.  True learning!