Sensory Information & Play Guide
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 hand-eye 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.
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, they will enjoy the feel of the scarf against them. They will enjoy to see and feel the scarf floating in the air 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’
Please be aware that the dye from the scarves can leak when they are wet. We recommend hand washing them before use to remove some excess dye.
The scarves are UKCA tested by an UK lab and proven to be baby safe.
Introduce your little one to new textures by simply stroking 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.
This is NOT a toy and should be used by the caregiver for sensory stimulation only.
Maracas, Egg Shakers and Bells
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 by shaking them and making 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. They are a brilliant way to learn cause and effect - when they shake, they hear a sound.
You may even start their love of music and as your baby grows you will see a real enjoyment for these items.
Team with some nursery rhymes for some music class fun at home.
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 close to 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.
High Contrast Cards
High contrast patterns allow your baby to focus clearly in an otherwise blurry world. Use these cards to help attract your baby's focus and attention during the first 3 months.
Hold the card around 20 - 25cm away from your baby's face, keep switching cards every 10-20 seconds and continue for 3-5 minutes.
You can use these during close cuddle learning, during tummy time and even while nappy changing.
Mirrors are a simple but great way to help your baby explore. Babies love looking at faces so mirror play is perfect for little ones!
By about 4 months they will be interested in mirror play, especially if you prop it in front of them during tummy time. A mirror can motivate your baby to lift their head and keep it up to have a look around.
They are not included for baby to play with but for them to watch as you play. Little ones love to watch a balloon float around the room.
By simply laying your baby down to watch this they can practice eye tracking, and cause and effect.
Children can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Do not allow children to put balloons in their mouths. Adult supervision is required at all times with balloons.
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