Tickle Your Senses

According to DaVinci, “All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.”

We learn by experiencing the world around us. By using our five senses, we come to understand how it all works. To kids, for whom all things are new, it is important to get that exposure. Surrounded by television, digital devices and a plethora of modern entertainment options, it’s too easy to overlook the simple and obvious. We need to seek out opportunities that actively engage ours and our children’s minds.

Seeing the changing of the seasons is a wonderful learning experience that does just that. For a great free opportunity here in our area is the SCFD  sponsored FREE DAY at the Denver Botanic Gardensat both York Street and Chatfield on November 2.

  • The sound and feel of brown leaves crunching under foot
  • The changing colors of fall foliage
  • The scent of pine in the crisp autumn air
  • A cup of piping-hot apple cider

DaVinci was quoted as saying the typical human “looks without feeling, eats without tasting, moves without physical awareness, inhales without awareness of odour or fragrance, and talks without thinking.” This is all too true especially the final.

How to Think Like
Leonardo da Vinci