Activity: Fall Sensory Bin
Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with mobile infants, toddlers or preschoolers.
CDA Competency Standard:
Prepare for the activity by creating the fall sensory bin. Place the different materials into the plastic bin and place it in an appropriate area for play. Introduce each of the items to the child and allow them to experience each of them. While they are exploring, give the child names for each of the items several times, speaking slowly and clearly. Continue learning with the child until they tire of the activity.
Note: Please provide appropriate supervision to the children in your care when completing all activities. You will need to decide what types of activities are safe for the children in your care. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when providing art and sensory experiences for children. Infants require special caution, only use non-toxic materials, and do not allow infants to put things in their mouths that are a choking hazard.
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Books for Babies
Leaves Board book
July 29, 2010
by David Ezra Stein (Author, Illustrator)
This simple, charming story of a young bear's first autumn is perfectly suited to board book format. Bear is surprised when the leaves start falling off the trees, but when he tries to reattach them, it doesn't work. Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it's spring-and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, seeming to welcome him. With its childlike main character and graceful illustrations, Leaves is a great way to teach the youngest children about the changing seasons.
(Clavis Toddler: Daily Life) Board book – November 1, 2012
Filled with the recognizable images of a brisk fall day, this charming board book takes toddlers on an autumn adventure. Whether observing squirrels gathering nuts, dodging falling leaves, or splashing in puddles, children will delight in the vivid images while they learn about the world around them. Bright illustrations and simple yet engaging text help young readers develop vocabulary and improve language skills. "Slegers's characteristically vivid and whimsical illustrations bring charm to these board books. . . . These books offer just the right balance of comfort and excitement for the youngest readers." —School Library Journal