If you’ve been reading here for a while you will remember the baby treasure baskets I have posted over the years, right back from when Pop was a baby (she’s nearly 3, waaaah!) If you would like a good introduction to this type of play, read our original post all about the thinking behind baby treasure baskets and the benefits of heuristic play here.
What they are learning while they play:
maths: playing with familiar objects, exploring shapes, feeling the roundness of circles, playing with different sizes and thicknesses
motor skills: grabbing, dropping, rolling, stacking, overlapping, nesting, placing in and taking out, hand/eye co-ordination
phse: concentration skills, determination, thinking skills
Bean: 11 mos (8 mos at time of activity)
Here is a travel-size baby treasure basket you might like.
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crafty elsie says
we did this with our daughter, round things were the easy ones to find, other shapes needed a bit more thought!
Nicole @ The Kavanaugh Report says
I love this idea. Sensory type bins like this are always a hit at my house!
So sweet! Gosh, I can’t believe I did such poor sensory bins for my kids when they were little. I just dumped toys in a bin and that was that! I really like the circles one! Oh well. Live and learn. I’ll be better at this for my grandkids one day!
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Hi, can I do this with my 4-month old please?
Deb @ Living Montessori Now says
What a fun idea for a treasure basket, Anna! I featured your post and photo in my Themed Treasure Baskets for Babies post at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2013/07/08/montessori-monday-themed-treasure-baskets-for-babies/