Current Focus – Exploring Plants

Infant Childcare in San Francisco, CA - C5 Children's School

Sensory development is supported daily with rich and various experiences in the basic five senses, plus others, including touching, seeing, hearing, tasting, listening, and sensing their bodies and musculature. One of the mothers brought in different plants each day and a few other parents brought related fruits and vegetables. So, the babies have had oat grass, herbs, edible flowers, lettuce; and, some actual fruits and vegetables, such as red peppers, squash, and fava beans — all closely supervised. They touched, smelled, rolled, licked, and bit the plants, vegetables and fruits; and, listened to the crunching. Little teeth marks were on everything.