My girls say this strawberry jello play dough recipe smells like sweeties and lollipops! The recipe makes a great textured dough which, added to a tray of loose parts, can turn into an afternoon of fantastic creative play.
Hanging out with toddlers and preschools is a delight. They’re at such a wonderful age, as they’re discovering the world and developing their language. Conversations at this age are so fun, and playtimes are full of wonder and imagination.
But…. toddlers and preschoolers are also busy, full speed ahead, into everything, all the action, all the talking, all the time. Sometimes they and, dare I say it, we parents need a little quiet time. Time to rest, time to recharge, time to have a little space, and independence.
This is where quiet bins come to the rescue.
What’s a quiet bin?
Discovery baskets are a wonderful way to provide your baby or toddler with a variety of interesting materials to explore and talk about. Here are some favourite ideas for how to use discovery baskets for sensory play and language activities.
Discovery baskets for baby and toddler
These preschool discovery baskets provide just the right prompt for some creative, hands-on learning. Here’s how we use them for storytelling, pretend play, maths and science.
Preschool discovery baskets
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One of my girls is so romantic, and this rose petal sensory play tub was made just for her. It smells wonderful and gives children a new natural material to explore – and it’s lovely for imaginary play.