The appeal of Treasure Baskets
Treasure baskets can be filled with everyday objects which then become a treasure trove to ignite and spark imaginations and learning. Becky includes a rich diversity of items in her baskets to evoke different responses. Here she tells us about their appeal, both for herself and her children.
Natural Treasure Basket for Baby
Time for baby girl to start exploring a bit more. I can't believe it's around two years to the day since I posted a picture of a similar treasure basket. Treasure baskets are a wonderful way for babies to explore everyday objects that you have around your home. Sometimes they have a theme - the theme of this basket is natural materials. 'The Little Book Of Treasure Baskets' has lots more ideas and tips for putting together baskets of your own. Remember - safety first! Never leave your baby…
Baby Place Space for 6-18 Months: Inspired by Montessori and Reggio - The Imagination Tree
Create a simple yet stimulating baby play area using open-ended toys made from natural materials and incorporating some philosophies from Montessori and Reggio thinking. When baby Bean was newborn we put together a baby play space based on Reggio ideas of simplicity, light and real materials, and that included no plastic toys or electronic gizmos....Read More »
Montessori Monday – Themed Treasure Baskets for Babies and Toddlers
I'm excited at the thought of creating treasure baskets for grandbabies. And I'll be able to start creating them soon ... I'll become a grandmother in November! :) :) :) Treasure baskets are important in Montessori baby environments. I previously published a post on How to Make a Treasure Basket for Your Baby. You'll find a lot of basic treasure basket information there along with links to some great ideas for treasure baskets from around the blogosphere. I recommend using traditional…
Heuristic Play Treasure Basket
This Heuristic Play Treasure Basket is a great introduction for small babies to a variety of different sensory objects to explore and discover.
A Treasure Basket Story
It's a while since I have written about using treasure baskets with babies and children, but it's one of my favourite things to tell parents about as they immediately see the benefits of natural play materials. This week, parents and their babies, two's and three's, came along to a treasure basket workshop. We all sat on the rugs around a giant basket filled with treasures. The babies and toddlers immediately became engaged in exploring the items in the basket, and most of them were…
Treasure Basket: Wood
Now this one may look a bit boring (to us, anyway - this was one of Juliet's faves!), but there are all sorts of shapes, textures, and even sounds in this basket. Here's what's inside: (all wooden) :: bowl :: maraca :: train track (from James' train set) :: owl teether (handcrafted by my friend's father!) :: sheep :: jumbo die :: the basket itself! Read my first Treasure Basket post for more details on the how and why behind Treasure Baskets. ~Thank you for your comments!~