Please ensure you remain with your baby at all times during this activity.

Resources

  • Baby bath or Bath
  • Luke warm water (temperature tested)
  • Towel for Baby
  • Baby bubble bath (so long as baby isn’t allergic)
  • Ducks

Step 1: Make sure bath is clean and fill with luke warm water, making sure to test the water on the inside of your wrist or with a themometer to ensure it is the right temperature for baby

  • Step 2: Add some bubbles to the water if you wish to.

  • Step 3: Add the Ducks to the water- feel free to make some duck sounds to your baby as you do this!
  • Step 4: Gently place baby in the bath and play with the ducks in the bath with baby
  • Step 5: Gently splash the water over baby being careful not to get any in their eyes
  • Step 6: When done, get baby out of the bath and wrap in a towel

Resources

  • 2 empty and clean little water bottles
  • a few colourful pompoms (or: colourful materials, colourful feathers)
  • little bit of rice (for the shaker or use anything else: little stones, beans, sand)
  • tape

Steps:

  • Step 1: Add some colourful pompoms in one of the bottle, then place the lid. Use the sellotape to seal the lid.

  • Step 2: Using the other bottle to add some rice or anything else you like to make a shaker for the baby. Seal the bottle with tape.

TIP: The sensory bottles are a great tool to stimulate the baby’s senses. You can move it and shake it around and the baby will follow your movements to look after the bottle, it helps to strength the baby’s muscle, will stimulate baby visual, hearing and touch (if the baby is old enough to hold the bottle).

You can use the shaker to sing along with your baby, it helps their brain development. When you sing to your baby they bond with you and your voice.

Resources

  • Empty basket
  • Household objects: any object you have around the house or baby toys: wooden spoon, sponge, toothbrush, scarf or a piece of material, wooden sticks or little wooden logs, soft toy, hair roller, shaker or any musical instrument, nail brush, little ball, empty bottle etc., anything you think it is safe for the baby to use.

Note: please make sure you supervise the baby at all the time during their play.

Steps: 

  • Step 1: Put all the resources you have in an empty basket or box.

  • Step 2: Place a mat on the floor and put the basket down then bring the baby closer to the basket to sit down or if the baby can’t sit yet you can try to put the baby on the tummy and lay the basket on a side.

Useful tips:

Treasure basket gives the baby an opportunity to explore, experiment and make choices at their own peace.

Babies can gain a rich sensory experience through handling, feeling of different textures, sucking or putting the items in to their mouth.

Babies can concentrate on their play through the treasure basket that can last even up to 1h. The contents stimulate baby’s curiosity and engage the babies five senses: touch, sight, sound, smell and taste.