Tactile learning and touch is essential for a child’s growth in physical abilities, cognitive and language skills, and even social and emotional development.
Many children learn through tactile experiences, especially when they are young. As part of our Green Eggs and Ham unit, your little one participated in a tactile learning activity. Using green slime as our green egg “whites”, poker chips as our “yoke”, glitter as our salt, and plastic utensils, students practiced cutting their “eggs”.
Everyone enjoyed manipulating their utensils and slime with not only their forks, but their hands! The great thing about slime is how malleable it is. Students could experiment with the physical properties of it, enjoying the cause and effect that occurs as a result!