Our children come into this world wired to find out about their surroundings. By providing sensory experiences we enhance their development, and often help them regulate their emotions by giving their growing brains exactly what they are craving. I find it is much easier to parent when we learn about some of these engaging sensory activities for our kids.
This homemade activity board for kids looks more fun than the plastic ones at the toy store. Like my friend Cindy said years ago, when I interviewed her for a story, you don't need overpriced gimmicky learning toys to stimulate your child. You can stimulate them with an orange (see it, touch it, smell it smush it, taste it ...)!