A Basket Full of Fruits and Vegetables
Offering children natural fruits/ vegetables is not only interesting but enriching for their sensory development and as the child grows older he/she can learn the names to increase his/her vocabulary.
Simply, putting the available fruits/vegetables in a basket and let the child take them out one by one, feeling / smelling them and putting them on the mat. If the child is willing to learn new words teach him/ her 3 names at a time.
- Children can sort them according to their colors
- or they can sort them according to groups: fruits and veg.
- fruits and vegetable can be used to play sound games ( beginning and ending sounds ) and even full words depending on the child's age
- for older children they can be further grouped according to how they grow: whether they grow on trees/plants/ underground/ creepers etc.