Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sensory Tub for One Year Olds

My almost 3 year old loves his sensory tub full of beans (read- he loves to play with beans!) And we frequently pull them out when Amy (age 1) is taking her morning nap so that if he drops some no little one is around to gobble them up or choke on them. The only problem is that she is gradually moving to one nap a day and we no longer have large morning blocks of time with just Isaac and me.

So we needed a sensory tub that would be appropriate for a one year old. I just knew if I put her in front of the beans she would plop a handful in her mouth! Instead, I poured some Cheerios into a pan for her. She loved them! She was able to pour and touch (and yes, eat!) to her heart's desire.
We actually built a little wall out of kitchen chairs so that each child could have their own play/work space with their own materials. So far Amy hasn't learned how to scale the chairs, although she does enjoy standing next to them, watching what Isaac is up to.

1 comment:

  1. This is perfect for my one year old that also puts everything in her mouth! Great idea!

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