50 Montessori Activities for 2 Year Olds
Maria Montessori (1870-1952) noticed that young children are naturally drawn to the types of things that allow them to put their sense of or...
Learning Activities for Babies and Toddlers Age 0-2 - The OT Toolbox
I’m so excited to share fun ideas for learning in Babies and Toddlers. The super creative ideas are perfect for the 0-2 year age range, and would be a hit with older siblings, too. I’m definitely saving these ideas for after the baby gets here. Check out these ideas for your Baby or Toddler. You’re ... Read more
Memetales - Beste Boeken, Verhalen en meer per onderwerp of genre
Memetales bespreekt de beste boeken per onderwerp of genre. We maken lijsten over alles en nog wat, zo lang als er boeken over geschreven zijn.
Heuristic Play Part I - The Treasure Basket
Heuristic play was a term coined by child psychologist Elinor Goldschmeid. Heuristic play describes the activity of babies & children as they play with and explore the properties of 'objects'.
Heuristic Play- Treasure Baskets - The Imagination Tree
When Cakie was a small baby I used to take her every week to a lovely Sure Start play-group that was run by an early years teacher. The group was fantastic in that it had some very well planned activities for toddlers, such as sand and water, play-dough, puzzles, puppets etc as well as incorporating...Read More »
Hedgehog Hibernation Exploration Basket - The Imagination Tree
Create an exploration basket with natural treasures to find out about Autumn, hibernation and hedgehogs! It’s the perfect time of year for going on nature walks and foraging for fallen treasures to take home and explore! The girls found some spiky, round seed balls from a large Plane tree the other day and brought them...Read More »
Baby Treasure Basket- 12 months - The Imagination Tree
It’s been such a long time since I posted about our treasure baskets and thought an update was in order! If you haven’t heard of these or made one before you are in for a treat. Treasure baskets are virtually free to create, take a few minutes to put together, are natural and help to...Read More »
Shapes Discovery Boxes
Tots just open up our inviting boxes…and get a super-appealing introduction to basic shapes! Each box contains 4 irresistible items that share the same shape, including a labeled beanbag, an abstract shape and 2 everyday objects. Tots explore shapes one at a time as they open up the boxes to discover a round cookie, a triangular pizza slice and more! You get 4 surface-washable vinyl boxes and 16 shapes. Each box measures 5" tall.
Providing a Sensory Toy Box (and How a Slinky can help Teach Creation)
Awhile back I had the opportunity to interview a pediatric occupational therapist with our local children’s hospital. I asked the therapist for pointers on handling disruptive children – those who…