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Sensory bins as building blocks for bilingual learning

sensory bins

Sensory bins are containers that generate fun and engaging activities. Use sensory bins in a variety of ways to show themes of learning, vocabulary introduction, or encourage tactile experiences.

More importantly, sensory bins create alternative ways to practice motor skills for preschoolers. Preschoolers interact with many aspects of their surroundings.

That is, they use all their senses to feel, hear, touch, smell, and even to taste. Although many senses in your bodies trigger a reaction, we often are unaware of the effect in the learning experience.

So, how do sensory bins help children, especially bilingual, develop language skills to be successful in both languages?

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Anchor charts to supercharge your bilingual literacy centers

anchor charts

Anchor charts are more than educational tools around the classroom. These posters hang on walls or clips on boards helping students and teacher with information.

You might use them in your classroom or homeschool group to explain procedures. Whether you are organizing a bilingual literacy station or giving instructions to read, anchor charts help you develop various instructional techniques.

Bilingual literacy centers benefit using them because they design, model, and remind students of many language skills.

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Unexpected effective uses for bilingual literacy centers

bilingual literacy centers

Bilingual literacy centers are ideal methods for teaching a foreign language in the classroom. As useful as a textbook, you model the instruction in class using simple methods of teaching.

Any tool of literacy helps with education, especially books, videos, and interactive apps. When students interact more with the reading material and with you, they are more apt to retain information and use it later.

Bilingual literacy centers propagate on the idea of students learning in different ways from one station to another.

How are instructional stations different from any other teaching method?

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