Sensory tables allow children to explore new ideas and use their senses to make observations. They can feel the sand and water at the table, they can see how water and sand move to fill the container they're in, and they can hear what it sounds like when water falls into different sized containers.
These tables also help students learn the foundations for math and science concepts, such as volume, density, measurement, and states of matter. When using this table with a friend or teacher, they can also build their vocabulary and turn-taking skills. In addition to these academic and social skills, children also practice their coordination buy pouring sand and water into narrow containers.
UPDATE: The Durham PreK Governance Committee voted on August 19, 2021 to waive parent fees for the 2021-2022 school year. The Durham PreK Application is still open! Click here to access the application information and materials.