Top 10 Baby Play Ideas from 2012

As another year ends I always find it fun to go back and see which posts were the most popular with you all and round them up to feature them by theme. Here are the top 10 posts relating to baby and young toddler play from this year.

Most are about hands on, sensory activities as well as some ideas for creating stimulating baby play areas and a list of our most favourite and tried and tested toys. Enjoy a little reminder of your favourites or discover them for the first time if you missed them earlier!

Baby Sensory Bottles

Baby Sensory Play: Bubbles

Baby Sensory Play: Coloured Water

Baby Sensory Play: Raspberry Spaghetti

Fibre Optic Sensory Cave

Baby Hand and Foot Prints from Salt Dough

Travel Size Baby Treasure Basket

Reggio Inspired Baby Play Space for  0-6 months

Reggio and Montessori Baby Play Space for 6-18 months


Top Toy List for Babies and Toddlers

 More Top 10 Collections are coming soon!

May I take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU for continuing for read The Imagination Tree this year. I am so encouraged by your comments, emails and interaction on the blog and over at our thriving Facebook community and without you all I wouldn’t be writing here!

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6 comments to Top 10 Baby Play Ideas from 2012

  • There are some fantastic ideas here, I really like the salt dough hand and foot prints.

  • These ideas are great. I will definitely use a couple of these for my little kid especially the salt dough and the coloured water. Thank you for these! :)

  • Anonymous

    Hi there,
    DD and I have just made your handprint measuring stick using our empty wrapping paper rolls. I’m so glad I remembered your old post on this before I binned them. A perfect way to entertain us on a rainy new years eve! May I just ask, is there a reason my end why I can’t view your photos on instagram any more, or have you stopped putting them on? I really enjoyed seeing them and they in themselves were inspirational and prompted us to get out and about more/do baking etc.

    Have a happy new year! I look forward to all your future posts.

    Thank you. x

    • Hello! I changed Instagram to private when they made their policy changes, but I am still there posting regularly and you’re very welcome to follow! Search for “imaginationtree” user name.

  • Kelz

    I love all the great ideas i’ve seen so far Thankyou … Kelz

  • I just shared this lovely collection and link on my L&L Facebook page. Thank you for the super ideas! Georgia