Big, Bigger, Biggest

Preschool is an important time for young children to begin developing the skills needed to describe their experiences.  Beyond a strong vocabulary, children can grow to observe, remember, and give an independent account of their thoughts. To help your little ones grow in their descriptive abilities, we talked about the size of the planets and their relation to one another. Using Playdoh, and a diagram of the eight planets, we discussed words such as big, large, heavy, small and their associated forms (bigger, larger, heavier, smaller). By manipulating the Playdoh into spherical shapes, students were able to experience a range of sensations that provided a context for them to clearly distinguish sensory stimuli. This project also provided the opportunity to reinforce the different forms of these descriptive words so they could narrate the physical act of what they were doing.


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