Infant Ball Pit
Activity: Infant Ball Pit
Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with toddlers.
**Always supervise children during sensory activities. Do not allow the child to climb out of the ball pit without assistance to prevent injury**
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Benefits of STEM Block Play
With STEM curriculum comes much more than just incorporating more science, technology, engineering, and math lessons.
STEM is also a process in which identifying, problem solving, critical thinking, and hypothesizing all come in to play.
STEM curriculum teaches children to use the separate elements of STEM along with prior knowledge to create a cohesive unit in which to build even further knowledge. Social skills and community relationships are another benefit of STEM curriculum. Many STEM lessons or activities will involve groups, pairs, or community members, giving children a platform for learning cooperatively through social interactions. Many early childhood classrooms focus on social skills and relationships in their existing curriculum and routines, and STEM will help reinforce those skills.