Oatmeal Sensory Bin!
I LOVE making sensory bins for babies & toddlers! DIRECTIONS Pour oatmeal into a tub and hide a toy or two in it. For babies, make sure half of the toy is visible so your babe can easily find it and pull it out. For toddlers, cover the entire toy and see if they can guess what the toy is by just feeling it. Have them try not to peek! You can find all of my favorite sensory toys and tools in my Amazon Store categorized by age groups. #SensoryPlay
Airplane Sensory Play!
Baby sensory play doesn't always have to include food, paint, or water. For example, if you have a 5-month-old, you can have them lie on your shins during play to help improve their head and neck strength gently. This is a fun activity to help get baby's head and neck ready for sitting in the high chair to eat. Head control is a major milestone, and by 6 months, most babies have gained enough strength in their neck and upper body to hold their head up to start solids safely.
Cookie Cutter Painting - Busy Toddler
My son is anti-art. Step one, I’ve heard, is admitting there’s a problem. Well, there is. I love art projects something fierce, but my sweet boy just isn’t into it. He likes the idea of painting, always wants to get it out, but after two or three minutes of art, he’s done. Ugh. All that workContinue Reading
Sensory Activities for 1 Year Olds (Over 65 Ideas!)
Kids learn better and faster when all senses are engaged. Sensory play has many benefits, and not all of it is messy! Here are a ton of sensory activities for 1 year olds that will keep you little ones busy. (Bonus, older kids/sibling love these too!) Over 65 Sensory
Baby Play: Dropping and Posting - The Imagination Tree
Little Pop is crawling everywhere now and getting her hands on all of big sister’s toys, much to her joy. She is entering that stage of pure wonder as she explores the shape, texture, smell and taste of a myriad of things that are all new to her. She is particularly interested in dropping small...Read More »
Edible Painting for Babies - Little Lifelong Learners
Edible paint might just be the best idea ever invented! Learn how to make edible paint for your baby with this simple, allergy friendly recipe.
Unicorn Sensory Play!
I love teaching parents how to work with their babies & toddlers on developmental skills. One of my favorite tips is to USE THEIR OBSESSIONS! I work with so many kiddos that are obsessed with unicorns. And I encourage parents to use whatever their child is enamored with to help establish a learning opportunity. Use code "MsDawn15" at check-out for 15% off!
How to Make Aquafaba (A Taste-Safe Sensory Play Material for Kids)
Learn how to make aquafaba, a fluffy, fun sensory play material for kids. It makes a great taste-safe option for babies and toddlers!
Taste-Safe Sensory Bins for Babies and Toddlers - The Play Based Mom
So you’ve probably heard great things about sensory bins. But what is your baby/toddler is still putting things in their mouth? Here’s a list of taste-safe sensory play ideas that will allow baby to play with the big kids! What is Sensory Play? Sensory play simply refers to any kind of play that engages your … Continue reading "Taste-Safe Sensory Bins for Babies and Toddlers"
100+ No-Prep Indoor Activities for 1 Year Olds - HAPPY TODDLER PLAYTIME
Here is a fantastic list of 100+ no-prep and low-prep activities and sensory bins you can easily do at home with your 1 year old.
Sensory Activities 6-12 Months
A great list of senosry activites for babies, 6 months to 12 months. Edible sensory activities included, such as our famous baby sand...
Sensory Baby Play: Exploring Ice (Sensory Saturday)
Happy Sensory Saturday! This week has been hot, hot, hot. With days in the mid 90's, this lifelong heat-hater is definitely having to adjust to the new worries of keeping an infant cool, breastfeeding when both the baby and I are sweaty furnaces, and keeping my fair skinned red-head from being burnt up by the sun! With all of that aside, we were absolutely sweating our patooties off yesterday in our house (this is prior to the purchase of yet another air conditioning unit .. we couldn't take…