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My Very Own Sensory Book

January 17th, 2013 by Miss Heather


“Think of your average preschooler.  How long has this child been proficient with language?  Depending on the age, the child may not really be too proficient yet!  Others seem to have been talking non-stop since 2 1/2, but that means they’ve been talking now for all of…..about a year!  Now think of how long these children have been seeing, smelling, hearing, feeling, and tasting.  Their whole lives!  Children are wired to receive and utilize sensory input from day one.  This is why children will dive in hands first, exploring a new substance.  The senses are their most familiar, most basic way to explore, process, and come to understand new information.”

I found this article on the website notjustcute.com. This has so much useful information about why it is so important for sensory projects in your children’s life. The first 5 years of their life are the most important. Their brains are like sponges! So in this blog we are going to make a sensory book. This will be super fun and they will LOVE this book!

MATERIALS: These are Materials I used for this specific book- BUT they may change or be different depending upon your Sensory Book
*4 pieces of white (or your choice of color) construction paper
* Masking Tape
* Double Sided Tape
* Glue Stick
* Colored Sand
* Small piece of Felt
* Small piece of tissue paper
* Feathers
* Twine (About 5 small pieces)
* Yarn (About 5 small pieces)
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First Step: Take a piece of construction paper and fold it in half. Then take your glue stick and make about a 3X3 square with the glue. Use your colored sand to pour on top of the glue to create a sanded area.

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Second Step: Using your second side of your folded sheet of paper, stick on folded duct tape or masking tape and stick the felt right on top. Although I used tape, any adhesive will do!
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Third Step:  I grabbed another piece of construction paper and folded it in half. I took my glue stick and made another square and stuck a piece of tissue paper to the glue.
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Fourth Step: I took my feathers to the other half. I used the masking tape, as well, for this and just stuck them to the tape like so:
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Fifth Step: I took another piece of construction paper and cut slits into the paper to I could insert the ends of the twine. I taped them down in the other side.
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Sixth Step: I took the double sided tape and taped the pieces of yarn to the tape like this:
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This was the last page of my Sensory Book. I used double sided tape to tape the ends of the paper to create a book, but feel free to embellish or change it up to what best suits you.  I encourage you to add more sensory items! There are so many other options. You could use popsicle sticks, saran wrap, tin foil, cotton balls, etc.You know your children best so think of what they would enjoy most.
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Posted by Miss Heather

Bio: I have been working at SLC since 2005 and almost 7 years later, I am still excited to be here every day! I am a proud mother to my angel Makayla whom turned 3 in October, and I LOVE spending my weekends playing with her and my boyfriend's two children. My day begins and ends with lots of coffee, with 2 year old giggles and preschool dance moves in between. I am proud to be the SLC Dance Teacher, and Room 6 Lead Teacher, a Raising Happy Kids writer, and a part of SLC's amazing future.

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