The Visual Perceptual Menorah

Research has shown that young children learn best through active, hands-on experiences.

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In other words, children learn by doing. Play provides the foundation for academic learning.

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To incorporate the menorah into our Hanukkah theme, we placed candles into real menorahs!

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This activity accessed several developmental areas.

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Each candle was color-coded to match a corresponding cavity on the menorah.

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By discerning between an array of different colors, students exercised their matching and visual perceptual skills.

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This experience also encouraged your little ones to investigate, discover, and learn new ideas related to a culture different from their own.

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By collaborating with their classmates, they also fostered their decision-making skills, supporting their emerging social-emotional development, as they best problem-solved how to share supplies to meet a common goal.

 

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