For those of you with a pint-sized family member at home, you may have heard of the latest baby toy trend — sensory bags. Children (and adults, for that matter) learn best when they engage the senses. By exposing babies to different textures, colors, or sounds, they are developing cognitive skills. Which is why sensory bags are the greatest thing to hit the baby circuit: they’re super easy to make and provide hours of mess-free play. Try these #DIY tutorials.

12 Sensory Bag DIYs to Improve Your Baby's Cognitive Skills

For those of you with a pint-sized family member at home, you may have heard of the latest baby toy trend — sensory bags. Children (and adults, for that matter) learn best when they engage the senses. By exposing babies to different textures, colors, or sounds, they are developing cognitive skills. Which is why sensory bags are the greatest thing to hit the baby circuit: they’re super easy to make and provide hours of mess-free play. Try these #DIY tutorials.

Ribbon Box - Baby Play Activity

Ribbon Box - Baby Play Activity

Ribbon Box – Baby Play Activity *could do a smaller tabletop version for our calm down area

Use of sturdy furntiure, homelike, not too bright.... lots of manipulatives... gross/fine and space to move around...                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Use of sturdy furntiure, homelike, not too bright.... lots of manipulatives... gross/fine and space to move around... More

On the second easel I taped a piece of clear contact paper (sticky side out) for the base of the collage. Then I filled the tray with materials such as paper, cotton balls, and feathers and showed the children how they stick to the paper.

On the second easel I taped a piece of clear contact paper (sticky side out) for the base of the collage. Then I filled the tray with materials such as paper, cotton balls, and feathers and showed the children how they stick to the paper.

Baby and Toddler Brain Building activity using balls and a muffin tin. Perfect for developing fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills in an active activity for sitting and mobile babies.

Baby Play! (aka Brain Building)

Baby and Toddler Brain Building activity using balls and a muffin tin. Perfect for developing fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills in an active activity for sitting and mobile babies.


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Use of sturdy furntiure, homelike, not too bright.... lots of manipulatives... gross/fine and space to move around...

Use of sturdy furntiure, homelike, not too bright.... lots of manipulatives... gross/fine and space to move around...

Infant exploration. Baskets and interesting displays of simple interactive natural objects.

Infant exploration. Baskets and interesting displays of simple interactive natural objects.

Infant and Toddler Atelier ≈≈ http://www.pinterest.com/kinderooacademy/provocations-inspiring-classrooms/

Infant and Toddler Atelier ≈≈ http://www.pinterest.com/kinderooacademy/provocations-inspiring-classrooms/

Baby Place Space for 6-18 Months: Inspired by Montessori and Reggio - The Imagination Tree

Baby Place Space for 6-18 Months: Inspired by Montessori and Reggio

Baby Place Space for 6-18 Months: Inspired by Montessori and Reggio - The Imagination Tree

Baby Play - Hanging Objects; love the idea of taking the baby out and hanging things from the trees for him to try to grab.

Baby Play - Hanging Objects; love the idea of taking the baby out and hanging things from the trees for him to try to grab.

Montessori Sensory Play for babies, Sensory play, Montessori, Baby play, Homemade, hands on learning, www.naturalbeachliving.com

Exploring Montessori Sensory Play with Babies

Montessori Sensory Play for babies, Sensory play, Montessori, Baby play, Homemade, hands on learning, www.naturalbeachliving.com

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