Introducing the Explore With Me Sensory Box tool kit – an invaluable addition to hands-on learning. Oh how I love the open-endedness of a sensory bin. I love how many different skills can be practiced with a little bit of imagination and a box of “stuff”. I always enjoy creating these seasonal boxes, it’s a lot of fun for me to make – and how I love watching my little one’s excitement when she sits down to play – it’s like opening a present. It’s therapeutic and just plain fun.
My little explorer really enjoys playing with different nick-knacks in a tub filled with something tactile – I mean, who wouldn’t? It’s a great way to add texture to play while exploring a subject through excavation and discovery. Sometimes she mulls through the bin on her own and sometimes we work on it together, incorporating more conversation as she explores. Either way she is learning some very important lessons: physics, gravity, volume, shape, size, sound, how things fit together, similar and different, size relation…the list goes on.
There are so many ways to use, play, and explore with the contents in this kit. A wooden box is the window to sensorial play and imaginative excavation. Let your little one’s creativity go wild with the pouring, scooping, pinching, placing, picking, poking, and playing opportunities this learning box inspires. Add a smidgen of playful thought and create a unique and magical Explore With Me experience at each and every sit-down. This kit contains the basics and can be used over and over again – just change the ingredients and you can create a whole new learning adventure.
Some ideas for something tactile:
What’s You Get:
– 1 wooden box to hold all your tools & can be used as the actual “Sensory Bin”
– 2 different wooden bowls
– 2 different wooden scoops
– 2 different wooden canisters with lids
– 1 pair of wooden tongs
– 1 muslin pouch to fit inside the box & put your main ingredient in
The Color Sorting Bowls and Sorting Hearts shown in the last picture are NOT included in this kit. If you are interested in these items they can be found in the TOYS section of the shop*
All of my creations are intended to aid in child development and be used as early educational toys. I am inspired by Montessori, Waldorf, and other philosophies of learning through play, and it makes me smile to see these made with love pieces being toted for use in natural play and as preschool toys.
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