As soon as you hear your alarm clock in the morning, your hand automatically reaches out to press the ‘off’ button. Slowly you open your eyes to look at the sunrise through your window. Suddenly, you catch a whiff of something sweet in the air! You sniff hard and you realise that it’s the smell of the warm breakfast that your mom is preparing. Your mind races to wonder what she must be preparing today? Is it the yummy aloo paratha, the delicious masala dosa, or your favourite pancakes! The thought of food almost makes your tummy growl as you start imagining the taste of each of these foods. Quickly you take off your warm blanket with your hands, wear your slippers and hurriedly dash into the kitchen.
Did you notice how actively you used your five senses unknowingly?
These five senses of hearing, smell, sight, taste, and touch are the primary means with which we gain new knowledge and piece together the total picture of our experiences.
Our senses help us to learn about the world around us. Let’s dig in for some surprising facts and some unknown trivia as we try to make sense of our senses!
That’s a pretty interesting list about the five senses, isn’t it?
Now, let’s play a small game. Using all the five senses, can you build a short story?
We would love to read your unique stories here in the comments below.
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Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at [email protected] if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!
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