Rainbow Sensory Box | The Guide
Your little one will love exploring the different crunching and crinkling noises that the foil sheet makes whilst developing their visual skills as the light bounces off the material.
Let your small baby enjoy exploring their body awareness as they kick their arms and legs around.
While your baby is young hold the ribbons above them and let them watch. As your baby’s grasp develops, they will start to hold and feel the ribbons.
They are great for movement activities, they help the baby’s abilities of eye-hand coordination, concentration, grasping and exploring.
When they are older, children will twirl, shake, spin and wave these rainbow ribbon rings to make and learn about patterns. The flowing ribbons help children to understand cause and effect, also helping with development of gross motor skills.
While your baby is young, they will enjoy the feel of the scarf against them. They will enjoy to see and feel the scarf floating and in time they will start to see the colour.
As your baby grows you can play games with the scarf such as peek-a-boo. You can use it as a prop within your sing songs such as ‘Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer’
Simply stroke the feather along your baby’s skin. The silky soft touch will really relax them.
As they develop their senses they may even smile as this as it starts to feel tickly which will then progress, when your baby has found their little giggle.
Maraca and Egg Shaker
Maracas and shakers make a sound when moved which is great for helping to develop their hearing skills. Babies love to grasp new things, play with them, shake them and make noises. Your baby will learn to reach out for the maraca and shake by themselves which promotes gross and fine motor skills as well as hand-eye coordination.
You may even start their love of music and as your baby grows you will see a real enjoyment for these items.
Light Up Spiky Ball
When your baby is ready for tummy time, put the ball out in front of them and they will love watching the lights. Especially if you lay them on the foil so the light bounces off the material.
As your baby’s grasp gets stronger they will love the feel of the ball as it’s texture is always a hit with sensory play.
Bubbles are such fun, they are not only loved by your baby or toddler but they are a wonderful way to encourage many areas of development and learning.
Your baby will love to watch them as they float through the air. Watch their facial expressions if a bubble pops near on them!
As your baby grows they will be amazed by the bubbles and will crawl to catch them or will reach to try and pop them.