Don’t Touch!

That’s perhaps words that children hear all too often. But really, children should touch as much as they can. By design, we use all our senses to discover new things and learn. Chapter 6 of The Third Teacher is titled “Realm of the Sensess. It’s ideas are as follows:

Number 58 is a great one. One of my colleagues loves taking off her shoes and I can only imagine with the new building and its radiant heat, there will be plenty of opportunity for that. People may give her a hard time about it, but I think soon many will follow her lead. We sometimes don’t recognize nor explore all of our senses.

I feel fortunate enough that we are going to have a garden of our own and that the kids will get to grow, graph, measure, and of course eat. This type of learning uses every sense.

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