Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
1. Dancing, twisting, marching and jumping to the music.
2. Strengthening hand muscles to grasp the drum mallet.
3. Using the large shoulder and arm muscles to
strike the drum.
4. Integrating body movement with senses--
touch, hearing, kinesthesia, and the vestibular
5. Increasing eye-hand coordination.6. Developing body awareness and spatial awareness.
7. Learning that physical activity is fun and feels good.
8. Demonstrating sound discrimination.
9. Developing skills through repetitive practice.
10. Improving body control.
11. Increasing the physical activity level by adding singing to the beating drum and dancing feet.
12. Creating the partnership of physical activity and emotional well-being.
Physical education focuses on all activities and experiences that support and encourage gross and fine motor development as well as sensory integration.
To learn how the Large Drum Set is aligned with other Early Learning Standards visit http://www.adventurouschild.com/drums.php
In addition to the Large Drum Set, The Adventurous Child designs and manufactures other musical instruments for the outdoors. To learn more take a look at the Chime Panel http://www.adventurouschild.com/chime-panel.php and the Xylophone http://www.adventurouschild.com/xylophone.php.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The young scientist can experiment with different objects to determine which objects float and which objects sink in the water table. The children can make a game of predicting if they think an object will sink or float and then document their findings. The children can create drawings, charts or graphs to share with their fellow scientists.
When you mix water play and the outdoors, children gain a natural sense of the forces of nature by watching the effects of blowing wind on the water or increase in water temperature as the sun warms the water.
During mild weather, put ice cubes in the water table and allow the children to observe the change in physical properties from a solid to liquid. Try this on a sunny day, and then on a cloudy day, record how long it takes to melt. Is there a difference? Why? During the winter, fill the table with snow, what happens? Why?
Another experiment is to make predictions of what will happen when different substances (salt, sugar, flour, etc.) are mixed into the water. Like all good scientific exploration--predict, observe, discuss, and document.
Understanding the physical environment and communication of observations and discoveries are important elements of the science content areas of the states' Early Learning Standards. Take the Early Learning Standards outdoors with The Adventurous Child's Water Table and many other outdoor play products. http://www.adventurouschild.com/products.php
Monday, May 11, 2009
See what else the children are learning when they use the art easel outdoors. http://www.adventurouschild.com/art-easel.php
Monday, May 4, 2009
See what else children learn when they play at the Art Easel. htttp://www.adventurouschild.com/art-easel.php
Monday, April 27, 2009
They learn more than Algebra at the art easel. http://www.adventurouschild.com/art-easel.php