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Teaching Kids Sense of Sight - The Five Senses
Sense of Sight
How Kids Learn about Sense of Sight
In Kindergarten science, children need to become aware of their 5 senses and how they use these senses as observations skills. Teaching children sense of sight is easier than you think. Below are a few fun ways to get kids thinking about their sense of sight and become aware that they are using this sense daily to explore the world around them.
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Teaching Sense of Sight
Helping Kids Learn about Sight
1. Have the child cover their eyes. Ask if they can see. Explain to the child that we use our eyes to see.
2. Play I spy with the kids, calling out colors, shapes, textures, sizes, etc. to help a child guess the secret object. As you play, explain to the children that these characteristics are things you observe with your eyes, or sense of sight.
3. Have the child wear a blindfold. Explain to them that people without their sense of sight have a special way to read. Present books written in brail to the child and let them explore what it would be like to read without a sense of sight.
4. Read books about sense of sight, to reinforce the concepts the child has learned.
Observations We Make with Our Sense of Sight
Discovering the 5 Senses
Teaching Kids about Five Senses
Talk to the child about objects asking them to name information about it. For example, if you hold up a block, ask the child to describe it telling you not only that it is a block, but the color, size, shape, etc. of the block. Other objects to try are musical instruments, foods, and flowers. The objective is to help the child see that they use their sense of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and feel to observe the world around them. Talk to the child about the observations they make based on these five senses.
Worksheets - Reinforce Sense of Sight with Kids
Preschool and Kindergarten age kids can further explore their sense of sight with these worksheets.
Circle the Things You Can See But Not Touch
This worksheet from Education.com offers pictures of items to prompt children to consider whether they are seeing it, or using one of their other senses. The worksheet instructs, "Circle the things below that you can see, but can't touch."
Look around and use your sense of sight to find something in the room. Draw a picture of it. Then, imagine you are looking at the object through the magnifying glass. Draw what you would see inside the magnifying glass. Enhances understanding of sense of sight, while encouraging children to build reasoning skills.
This worksheet from TLSBooks.com also asks children to look at several pictures and instructs them to circle the things they can see, but not touch.
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