Stimulate the senses

Your kindergartner's brain is a sponge. Now's the time to give them experiences that they'll eagerly soak up.

By Hank Pellissier

Rich experiences this year will have a huge impact on your kindergartner's absorbent brain.

When not in school, children benefit greatly from activities that pique their curiosity and stimulate their senses. Expose your child to hands-on interaction with three-dimensional materials (like clay and blocks) and take them on sensory-rich outings to festivals, zoos, museums, concerts, and outdoor natural areas.

Hank Pellissier is a freelance writer on education and brain development, and the author of  Brighter Brains: 225 Ways to Elevate or Injure Intelligence. He is also a SAT and SSAT tutor and director of the Brighter Brains Institute