. ‡ They are the ones who are receiving information directly and making sense of it. tasting. 1st hand experience: children are involved in touching. and smelling things in their here-andnow world.‡ Seefeldt & Galper (2006). taking apart.

` It cannot be taught through direct instruction. but can only be learned through first hand experiences. .

children have the opportunity to confirm or change their ideas about how things work and what they can do with the things in their world. (e.Through daily.g. assimilation & accommodation to reach equilibrium) . firsthand experiences.

` . leadership and communication skills that vital for them.` Use of games or activities that can teach learners to apply what they learn in the classroom to develop their skills and characteristics to face daily life challenges. Teamwork.

` .` Help students to communicate/socialize in the classroom ± share ideas. Students will also actively participate when the activities are interesting and this will enhance their understanding of the lesson.

Activities can bring liveliness in the classroom and students will be excited to engage in new activities. ` .` A one way teaching method may cause students to loose interest in the lesson.

` Activities like games and puzzles may help students to memorize what is taught earlier in the classroom. The important substance of a lesson is emphasized in a different way through the activities done and having experience to deal with it helps students to remember the lesson better. ` .

` .` Some learners are kinaesthetic learners and they need hand-on experience to learn better. Having activities that requires them to deal with the apparatus or teaching aids in the classroom may help to reach these learners.

` Children needs to be exposed to trying out how things are done instead of being told how things are done Give them a chance of exercising their motor skills and also expanding exploration ` .

` ` Children are unable to interpret abstract ideas at the early stages. Something solid would be easier to grasp by the children .

` Seefeldt. Active Experiences for Active Children: Social Studies. & Galper. Merrill: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall. . (2006). A. C.

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