1 October 2018
Thank you very much for sending in different items for the children to see and touch. We had many interesting items. Some were smooth, some were bumpy and some were rubbery. We also read a few “Touch and Feel” books which captured our interest as we could touch the different textures in the book.
During the week we looked at our hands and counted our hands, fingers and thumbs. We sang many songs about our hands, and made various actions with our hands. We talked about the function of our hands. We then used our hands to hold and manipulate different mechanism. To understand what our hands can do and feel, we touched various textures. As there are so many different kinds of textures around us, we started by exploring soft, hard and prickly items. We touched different kinds of fabric, soft items such as cotton wool, pom pom balls, soft animal toys, etc. For prickly items we played with little prickly balls which could also be connected together to make structures. We also touched toothpicks and the tip of a fork, and found them to be very prickly. Some of us said “ouch” when we touched them. In the art centre, we used our hands and fingers to mix and play with paint on the table and made handprints. It was fun and most of us did not want to stop. We observed that when different colours were mixed together, it could change into another colour! Later on in the week, we made a texture book which comprises of pictures of animals made from different kinds of materials. We started our book by making rabbits from cotton wool, and porcupines from toothpicks. In Cooking we made play dough from scratch all by ourselves. We were really proud of ourselves. We chose our favourite colour then measured, mixed and kneaded our playdough till it was nice and soft. We couldn’t help but sat down and played with our warm and colourful play dough right away. Making our play dough also led us to talk about feeling hot as we had to use hot water to make our play dough.
This week we will continue to talk about other textures, and our feet. We will also be comparing humans to animals to observe whether animals also have hands and feet like humans. We will also be exploring items that are hot and cold. Best Regards,