I’ve just started doing sensory bins with my big boys (2 & 4), but until today the baby’s been left out – because he puts everything into his mouth. Until last week, he didn’t notice he was missing the fun. He played with his own toys or crawled around under the table.
Today – he noticed.
I don’t want to leave him out. It makes him sad. Then all his screaming makes me sad. But more important – he’s missing out on some pretty significant learning! Babies learn by experiencing new things: smelling, tasting, throwing…
When I give my 13-month-old a new toy he squeezes it, tastes it, and bangs it. He’s learning all about it in his own way.
Babies can enjoy sensory bins too – with big items safe enough to put in their mouths, or with small items that are safe to eat.
Introducing our first baby sensory play activity… baby in the oats!