Learning Games: Exploring the Senses Through Play


How do children learn about the world around them? They touch, taste, see, smell and hear it, of course!

With over 200 activities, Learning Games will delight children as they expand their learning by engaging all of their senses. The chapters are organized by each of the ...

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How do children learn about the world around them? They touch, taste, see, smell and hear it, of course!

With over 200 activities, Learning Games will delight children as they expand their learning by engaging all of their senses. The chapters are organized by each of the five senses, with a bonus chapter of multi-sensory activities. The games and activities are designed to help children identify and use their senses-essential tools for understanding the world.

Games Include:
Partner Listening
Paper Plate Shakers
I've Got a Rhythm
Dolphin Talk
Listening to Paper
The Binocular Game
Color My World
Glowing Mobile
Walking Through Africa
Magnify Your Life
No Hands
Fingerpaint with Textures
Nose, Nose
Smelly Walk
Tongue Bumps
Sweet or Sour
Tasting in Space
Let's Taste Red
Taste Picture Book
Body Part Senses
Senses for the Hand

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"...Learning Games, by award-winning author Jackie Silberg, provides parents and caregivers with over 200 activities that will encourage young children to utilize their senses. The activities explore how the senses are used and how they add enjoyment and leaning to our lives. Recommended for parents or caregivers of young children." - Education Station

"This activity book stands out not just for the quality of its games, but for its focus on the five senses and on learning about the world through play. Every game also contains a recommendation for a related children's book, and each section contains surprising facts about animal senses." - Family

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This very useful text provides 200 simple activities that young children can engage in (with or facilitated by adults) to help them explore their senses. Five chapters focus on activities related to the senses of hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste. Each of these chapters begins with an overview of the sense, followed by some interesting facts about that specific sense; for example, one of the facts about taste tells the readers that "an American painted butterfly walks on her food to taste it." Activities listed in each chapter are easy to understand and are age-appropriate for the young children to whom this text is directed; some focus on lists or items that youngsters can make, while other activities use short poems to help illustrate some aspect of the sense focused on in that chapter. An additional plus to this text is the list of children's books that would further support the study of the various senses. This is a solid text for teachers and parents with young children looking for fun yet educational activities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876590072
  • Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jackie Silberg, who has an M.S. in child development, is an early childhood advocate and popular keynote speaker. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Emporia State University, recognizing her current achievements as well as her long and prolific career. Jackie founded and directed the Jewish Community Center School of Music in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked for Channel 41 television, planning the music and performing her original music for a children's program called "41 Treehouse Lane." She wrote and produced a television show for Time Warner called "Just Kids," which addressed children's needs and interests. Jackie has worked as a consultant with the Discovery Channel, setting up their music streaming website. She has given workshops, keynote addresses, seminars, and family concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, and in Singapore. Jackie has served as an adjunct instructor at both Emporia State University and the University of Missouri at Kansas City and lectures at Johnson County Community College. Jackie is the owner of Miss Jackie Music Company.
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