How To Make a Baby Sensory Box To Aid Development
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 | The Baby Hamper Company
All of our baby gifts come with FREE gift wrapping and include our luxury recycled gifts boxes. At The Baby Hamper Company we hate waste and love to use sustainable materials and products so why not recycle your Baby Hamper Company gift box as a Sensory box for your baby?
Most people don't know that babies are born with only a limited number of senses. In order to develop properly, they need to learn how to use these senses. You can help your little one's development by creating a sensory box for them to explore.
Our luxury gift boxes make the perfect base for a sensory box. They're sturdy and easy to clean, plus they look great! Plus, recycling is always a good thing.
You don't need to go out and buy special equipment for your sensory box. In fact, you probably already have most of what you need around the house.
Here's our easy guide on how to make an easy DIY baby sensory box -
Sensory boxes are used to teach children about the properties of objects, and is a great aid to helping promote early childhood development. Just gather items from around the house and garden (say 20 small items), nothing too small that they may choke on, and put them in the empty box. Present this to your child just a few times a week to keep it interesting and exciting, and you can regularly change and update what goes into the box. Then sit back and allow your child to play and explore, without interrupting or showing them what to do with the objects. The ideal age for these is from when your baby can sit up to around 18 months.
Some ideas for what to put in the box
- Metal whisk
- An old CD
- Mirrored ornament
- A metal spoon
- Hand bells
- A shimmering shell
- Mummy's bracelet
- A little watering can
As parents, we want to give our children every opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential. But we also know that sometimes the simplest things can make the biggest difference.
That's why we're excited to offer our easy-to-follow guide on how to make a baby sensory box. With just a few recycled luxury gift boxes and some common items around the home, you can create an engaging and stimulating environment for your little one that will help with their development.
Not only is this sensory box great for babies, but it's also a fun activity for older kids and adults too! So what are you waiting for? Get started today!
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Tags: Baby Development, Parenting