What to put in a treasure basket?
Things around the home:
Metal linked measuring spoons
Large smooth pebbles
Double strip of velcro for them to pull apart
Homemade rattles made from small plastic bottles filled with rice and lentils
Lavender bags in muslin
Large fresh bay leaf or mint leaf
Different materials; shiny, leather, tweeds, furry etc.
Velvet jewellery bag
Loofah or sponge
The magic of bubbles!!
Those little soapy circle shapes are one of my favourite parts of
our class! They captivate children immediately and have such
a positive effect. I have yet to meet a child who doesn't love to
blow or pop bubbles in our sessions!
Bubble play (while secretly developing key milestones) can be used as a calming and therapeutic activity or to provide excitement and encourage active skills.
Bubble mixture can be easily made at home and you can make some pretty cool bubble blowing tools for some endless bubbly foam!
During lock down we made experimented making our own bubbles.
Have a go, its so much fun and a great hands on activity for little people...
Here's what you need -
top to 500ml with dishwashing liquid,
Mix 1 teaspoon sugar and a dash of hot water -
Combine all together and blow!
Lets make bubbles
A treasure basket is filled with objects that you may find around the home or local environment that stimulate babies senses to learn about the physical world around them.
It is often the most simple things that babies become so engrossed and curious about.
Heuristic play was a term created by a child psychologist Elinor Goldschmeid to describe the activity of babies and children as they play with and explore the properties of everyday objects - not toys.
Develops core strength and the skill to sit up
Fine motor skills
Experimenting and a level of understanding
Develops sensory processes
Begin to take preference over likes / dislikes