The Five W’s & An H of Sensory Boxes
Who: Little Ones & Awesome Mommies
What: Sensory Activities are such an amazing way for little ones to learn and play. Believe it or not sensory trays/boxes/bowls help toddlers tap into all five senses as well as promote independent discovery during playtime all while building fine motor skills. Seems like a win…win right?
When: During Playtime. My little guy was engaged for a good fifteen minutes and in toddler speak that is nothing short of epic engagement!
Where: In an area of your house or outside that you are not overly concerned about getting messy.
Why: I was worried my little guy was not getting dirty enough during playtime. I know right? I will so regret even thinking this as he gets older and comes in the house covered in mud. I thought a sensory bowl was the answer and boy did we get dirty. (Well not like scary dirty…but certainly bath dirty!)
How: Pick any box, bowl or pan and pick things from around your house that would make fun discovery for your little one. I picked some wheat flower that had been sitting way too long in the pantry and some little plastic letters. I am all about themes so I told Aiden we were on an alphabet excavation!