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Title: Exploring the Sensory Table
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Exploración de la mesa sensorial
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: N/A (Video)
Setting for which the article is intended: Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Service Providers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Developmentally Appropriate Practice
IL Early Learning Standards/IELDS
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
12. Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences.
31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
Learning Standards: 1.D. Speak using conventions of Standard English.
12.A. Understand that living things grow and change.
12.C. Explore the physical properties of objects.
31.A. Develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
31.B. Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
Benchmarks: 1.D.ECa. With teacher assistance, use complete sentences in speaking with peers and adults in individual and group situations.
1.D.ECb. Speak using age-appropriate conventions of Standard English grammar and usage.
12.A.ECa. Observe, investigate, describe, and categorize living things.
12.C.ECb. Experiment with changes in matter when combined with other substances.
31.A.ECa. Show empathy, sympathy, and caring for others.
31.A.ECc. Interact easily with familiar adults.
31.B.ECa. Interact verbally and nonverbally with other children.