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Insta Snow Three Ways

Steve Spangler Science Insta Snow Sensory Exploration 3 Ways.


1. Invitation to Paint Insta Snow with Colorations® Liquid WaterColors Discount School Supply: We invited the children to paint on insta snow with pipettes & Colorations Liquid Watercolors. When children are painting the snow they will enhance their color recognition when they are stating, discussing, & observing what colors they are using. By using the pipette to draw the colored water it will enhance their fine motor skills as well as hand-eye coordination. Throughout this whole process by speaking with your child or the child simply speaking their language will thrive & improve.


2. Insta Snow Pouring Station: Pouring stations have limitless options & endless engagement. As they pour, scoop, mix, from one container to another it will aid children to understand capacity & investigate with ideas such as more/less, same/different, many/few, empty/full, before/after, greater than/less than. Not to mention cognitive skills through cause & effect as well as hand eye coordination when pouring the insta snow. Throughout the whole process a child will also build upon their language skills as they speak throughout the process whether they state observations or ask more questions. This type of learning through play by doing the work, helps their brain engage & create + expand their neural pathways since so many of their skill sets are being used & further developed. Hence why play builds brains.

3. Arctic Snow Animals Small World Play: Small world play accompanied with sensory materials are a great way for extending literacy, language, imaginary play, & tactile play. Through this play they can reenact what they see in stories, shows, experiences, & environments around them to deepen their understanding of the world. This type of play can be defined as where children accept & assign roles, then act them out. When children engage in small world play they break through the walls of reality, use their imagination, pretend to be someone or something different from themselves, explore different worlds, & have actions to go along with the roles they have chosen to play.

Open-ended play & exploration such as this is an integral part of the developmental learning process in early childhood. The more children are given opportunities of open-ended play such as this the higher their level of thinking will grow & develop along with continuing to build life skills, a love for learning, endless curiosity and wonder.

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