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Sensory and Touch, Never Too Much!

Sensory and Touch, Never Too Much!
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Sensory and Touch, Never Too Much!

Liberty Judy Center’s Family Field Trip to the Please Touch Museum

A young boy and a teacher make a sandwich at an exhibit at a children's museumBy the time school started for the rest of the students of Liberty Elementary on a Friday this spring, parents and students of both prekindergarten classes were already on their way to an exciting day at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia! Almost 40 families donned brand new purple shirts and orange sunglasses and came to school bright and early to make the most of their long and adventurous day.

This children’s museum contains two floors of exhibits designed to promote play-based learning, a powerful tool in reinforcing language, mathematics, and spatial skills in early childhood. Tickets, transportation, breakfast, lunch, and snacks were completely covered by the Liberty Judy Center.

The main floor of the museum featured numerous entertaining and educational experiences. While some families took a spin on the glimmering carousel, others plunged their hands in the River Adventures exhibit. On the lower floor, children explored the Healthy Me exhibits by creating a tasty sandwich in the bistro, shopping for groceries in the market for a fabulous dinner, and even becoming doctors and scanning their dolls on MRI machines.

On the way back to the school at the end of the day, students helped teachers create a fun class book by drawing colorful pictures and highlighting their favorite parts of the day. Overall, it was a very exciting trip for the prekindergarten families of Liberty Elementary School!

Three prekindergarten students and three teachers pose on a carouselA young boy rides a pretend camel at a children's museumA girl plays in a water exhibit at a children's museum

 

 

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