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JEC Kindergarteners Are Sensory Sleuths

There is so much to see, hear, feel, taste and touch in this world! In a unique trip to Lord Stirling Park, the Kindergarten children of the JEC Early Childhood experienced a ‘sensory’ hike. Led by a friendly and informative guide, the children used binoculars to see a large frog on a log, a painted turtle and a turkey vulture. They smelled the wonderful scents of different flowers and herbs, and felt the different textures of interesting plants such as ‘lamb’s ear’ and spearmint. When the children moved quietly, they could hear birds, insects and even their own feet squishing through the mud. The children also used their senses to investigate a decomposing log that was slowly turning back into soil. Of course, lunch tasted extra delicious in the fresh air! The Kindergarten classes also enjoyed an onsite museum. They looked through microscopes, read books, crawled through a beaver’s lodge, felt animal fur and investigated an owl’s skeleton. The children will be able to take this experience with them as they use their five senses to appreciate the world.

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