Too young for a treasure basket? Definitely no. A treasure basket provides the perfect opportunity to introduce some new items, new smells, new textures, new weights and new ways of holding things. Including items made from natural materials provides a gentle way of stimulating a baby’s senses.
In case you haven’t heard about Treasure baskets they have been used for decades by childcare professionals as a means of teaching young babies how to select, touch, taste and feel. It’s a simple idea but one that seemingly works to delight and inspire little eyes, ears and mouths. The Montessori teaching method is largely based on learning through touch, taste and sound and has proven that children can benefit from learning in this way.
There are all sorts of different treasure basket ideas you can use to make one. Baby loves exploring different objects.
M’s treasure basket contains:
- wooden spoon
- measuring spoons
- wooden grasping beads
- wooden ring
- lollipop sponge
- soft toy
- wooden toys
- lemon squeezer
- leather ball
- plastic box
- crochet shaker
- styrofoam ball
I love to watch her expression not only when she sees but feels something for the first time.
These are so neat! Such great ideas! I wish that I had thought of this when my son was younger. 🙂
Thank you Christina!
So fun! My son would have (and still would, I’m sure!) loved this as a baby!
Thanks Morgan, yes it is such fun for babies.