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Nature Discovery Basket

Use an Ikea 'Komplement' basket for storage & display (the image here is a Discovery Basket from a store) (",)

150 items to Include in a Discovery Basket. A Discovery Basket or Treasure Basket is a basket that you fill with ordinary non-hazardous items for your child to explore. The theory behind it is that children are naturally inclined to explore and investigate to develop their own understanding and knowledge. Through exploring safe items that stimulate the senses, children are storing and retaining information about texture, taste, sound, appearance and scent.

150 items to Include in a Discovery Basket. A Discovery Basket or Treasure Basket is a basket that you fill with ordinary non-hazardous items for your child to explore. The theory behind it is that children are naturally inclined to explore and investiga

Let this dad's ingenious homemade toy serve as an inspiration for your own wallet-friendly kid creation.

This Dad Made an Incredible Homemade Busy Board for His Toddler

This is a complete summary of the Montessori inspired mobiles we used with Otis. I apologise for the long post but I feel the topic is really important. Mobiles are an essential part of a Montessori infant environment and there is such little information available on them. 1. The Munari...

Montessori Infant Mobiles are central to a Montessori infant environment for the first few months of an infant's life. They help children start to develop focus and concentration, which are critical components of the Montessori approach.

article on discovery boxes and why open ended play in important!

Mini Discovery Boxes for Open-Ended Play

Because my arts-and-crafts-and-junk collection in the attic has always been with this in mind. The Imagination Tree: Mini Discovery Boxes for Open-Ended Play

Your baby loves to explore and play! This is a wonderful activity and a simple DIY project. Make an infant's treasure basket and encourage Heuristic Play!

An Infant's Treasure Basket: Heuristic Play

Ideas for baby! This sensory and playful idea for your baby is not only fun but helps with brain development! An Infant's Treasure Basket: Heuristic Play

Great introductory guide to setting up an inquiry based activity

Setting up a Reggio-inspired Activity

How to Set up a Reggio Activity - Great ideas and tips on how it works and how to set one up - An Everyday Story

Exploring loose parts with mirrors - Nurtured Learning

Exploring loose parts with mirrors - Awesome invitation to play, would have to have larger rocks though, those look too small for toddlers

What is the Reggio Emilia Approach? | An Everyday Story

What is the Reggio Emilia Approach

The Reggio Emilia Approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education. Here are the main principles as I understand them.

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