Following on from the playful success of the Shiny & Reflective Treasure Basket I decided to create another purposeful collection of objects to encourage AJ’s hands-on exploration of a fascination I have recently observed – at fourteen months she loves exploring everyday objects to see what sounds and noises they make. Into our basket went… […]
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If you have ever searched the internet for baby play ideas I am sure that you have come across baby treasure baskets. Baby treasure baskets work particularly well for babies once they are sitting up but with thoughtful collation they can continue to be a fabulous heuristic play resource well into toddlerhood. Heuristic play is […]
Today I welcome Anna of The Imagination Tree who is sharing her inspiring discovery boxes with us. When I first saw Anna post about the discovery box I thought, “Wow, that is such a great idea,” I love how wonderful they are for encouraging creative, open ended play! Young children learn about the world around […]
Scooping, smelling, squishing, squelching, shaking – this fun and festive list of Christmas sensory bins includes ideas to stimulate each of the five senses through the sounds, sights, smells and textures of the holidays! RELATED: Find more inspiration for sensory bins in our great big list – 55+ Super Sensory Bins for Kids. 21 Festive […]
Inside: A great big list of fun sensory play ideas suitable for kids of all ages. What is sensory play? Sensory play is any playful activity that engages one or more of the five senses – sight, touch, taste, smell and hearing. What are the benefits of sensory play? Sensory play is important to brain […]