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- Parent & Afterschool Resources | 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.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | 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.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades K – 12 | Tip & How-To
How to Encourage Higher Order Thinking
Practicing Higher Order Thinking (HOT) skills outside of school will give kids the tools that they need to understand, infer, connect, categorize, synthesize, evaluate, and apply the information they know to find solutions to new and existing problems.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades K – 3 | Activity & Project
Stories of Appreciation
Using either a print or online template such as Tikatok, children can honor special people in their lives by creating personalized books.
- Parent & Afterschool Resources | Grades K – 6 | Activity & Project
The Natural World as Inspiration: An Outdoor Art Show
Children incorporate materials from outdoors with paints or crayons to create pieces of art to display on their clotheslines, fences, or porches for a neighborhood art show.