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Grades K – 5
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Tips & How-To's



Tips & How-To's

Grades   K – 2  |  Tip & How-To

Engaging the Five Senses to Learn About Our World

The outside world shapes children's development through experiences that they have, which include using their five senses—hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch. Drawing a child's attention to the five senses and discussing them increases understanding of and communication about the world around us.


Grades   K – 3  |  Tip & How-To

Talk it Up! Expanding a Child's Vocabulary

One way to help early readers begin to make sense of what they're reading is to help them build their vocabulary. In this Tip, learn how to ask questions and have conversations with a child to integrate new words into his/her vocabulary.


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Grades   K – 2  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Exploring the Five Senses

This printout helps engage children in the thinking about how their five senses contribute to their understanding of and communication about their world.


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