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When children are the only child for a long time, they can face challenging situations with a baby’s arrival.
Although this may initially be difficult for older siblings, this becomes one of the best experiences over time. When the baby is born, the older sibling’s role changes as it becomes a point of reference for the younger sibling.
It is very typical for the little one to tend to imitate his older sibling in everything. That is much more common when siblings are of the same gender.
Of course, the older sibling should not be the one who educates the younger sibling. His/her actions will influence his sibling.
That carries a tremendous responsibility; that’s why parents must let their older children know how important the older sibling’s role is.
Older children can be a great support to their parents and siblings since they can guarantee routine tasks are completed.
If siblings are several years apart, the oldest child will represent an authority figure, not the same way as parents, of course, but as a supervisory and guiding influence.
On the other hand, if the age difference between siblings is minor, the older sibling is seen as more of an equal and less as an authority figure.
However, it is essential to establish limits with the older sibling since the parents are the ones who educate the children; This means that an older sibling should not impose punishments on his/her younger sibling.
Children must be aware that the authority at home is the parents, who must be present in each process.
The parents should avoid giving the eldest child an excess of obligations to their siblings or, on the contrary, exceed the limit of authority with the minors. These are prevalent situations that parents must deal with.
The work carried out by the older siblings should always be valued, bearing in mind that for the older sibling and the younger, it is counterproductive if the limits of authority are exceeded.
The following sensorial activity aims to stimulate the sensory area of children. Remember that the strengthening of the senses will positively influence the development and acquisition of future skills necessary for daily living challenges and strengthen the bond between children and their caregivers.
THEME: SENSORY PLAY ACTIVITY
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Elder sibling role – Sensorial stimulation
Age: 2-4-year-old children
Goal: Through this sensory play activity, the children stimulate their sense of touch, sight, and smell by drawing a picture on ice.
Difficulty level: Basic. This sensory play activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently through exploration in an adult’s company.
- Texture recognizing
- Color identification
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- Eye-hand coordination
- Round ice cube
- A Paintbrush
- A bowl to hold the ice
- A tray
Moisten the paintbrush and smear it with the watercolors.
Paint an easter egg on the ice. In this step, children must have the possibility to feel the ice with their hands so that while they are painting, they can touch it. That will be an encouragement for them to learn to identify different textures and temperatures.
A painting of an Easter egg on ice. A fun sensory play activity.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR KIDS
After their sensory play activity, give kids fun new worksheets. Click the link below to download our printable Easter worksheets.
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS SENSORY PLAY ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 2 YEARS OLD
You can do this sensory play activity with younger children. To reduce the difficulty level, you won’t need to change all the materials.
In a container with water, you can put several ice cubes so that the children can take them out of the water and put them in another container with the help of a filter.
To develop this sensory play activity, children must always be accompanied by an adult to avoid some accident.
In this way, children will carry out an exercise appropriate to their development and abilities.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 4 YEARS OLD
You can do this sensory play activity with older children. To increase the difficulty level and make it more attractive for children, you won’t need to change the materials.
At this age, children have greater skill in their hands and fingers’ movements and will make a much more elaborate drawing.
In this way, the water can go through different states. Thus, they will concretely learn abstract concepts, carrying out an activity appropriate to the children’s development and abilities.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – FROZEN EASTER EGG SENSORY PLAY ACTIVITY
In this sensory play activity video, you will find detailed information about the “FROZEN EASTER EGG” activity, designed for children 2 to 4 years old. They will do an Easter egg drawing using watercolors on a round ice cube.
This sensory play activity will allow children to develop texture recognition, identification of colors, affectivity, precision in the hands and fingers’ movements, eye-hand coordination, and concentration.
The materials are a large ice cube, watercolors, a paintbrush, a bowl, and a tray. (ADULT SUPERVISION)
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