Treasure Baskets: an amazing tactile experience for infants and toddlers. These baskets keep little ones entertained for long periods of time day after day. If that weren't enough on it's own, they are great for hand-eye coordination, learning autonomy, teaching decision making, and both fine and gross motor skills. You can make one at home using everyday items that provide a sensory adventure. Corrina simply loves hers! Ideas, Baby Plays, Infants Treasure, Baby Treasure, Sensory Baskets, Imagine Trees, Kids, Activities, Treasure Baskets
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Treasure Basket Ideas - an all wooden object treasure box. Notice the basket itself is also made of natural materials. Children need to be weaned off of all those plastic "educational" toys that play themselves. Natural, simple, things that allow that child to use their imagination and come up with dozens of uses for them. Not toys that are played only one way, and limit imagination.
You don't need expensive toys to entertain and stimulate babies! Here are 20 easy, play ideas for babies 6-18 months old, using objects from around the home.
Treasure Baskets. The idea for this is called Heuristic Play, coined by child psychologist Elinor Goldschmeid, and it simply means the discovery of the properties of objects. In Heuristic play sessions, you present your baby with a selection of natural or found objects, from around the house and garden and allow them the time and space to explore them using all of their senses. LOVE THIS!
Baskets/ containers of similar shaped objects are a great way for babies to explore the properties of items - can they go on me? can they go in each other? can I build them ... the opportunities are endless!
Baby Treasure Basket- 12 months~ Treasure baskets are virtually free to create, take a few minutes to put together, are natural and help to develop so many skills and abilities in babies from 6-18 months.