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Discovery Baskets

Ideal for Infant

A metal plan, metal grate, spoon, and toy eggs lay in a wooden basket.

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to use hands and fingers to explore and interact with the environment.

Materials Needed:

  • Basket or tray
  • Common household objects or natural materials, plastic spoon, soft fabric, smooth wood, mirror, etc.
  • *Choose objects that have no sharp edges and don’t pose a choking hazard.

Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction.


  1. Show your baby the objects in the basket. Encourage them to feel and explore the objects.
  2. Hold each object and say its name clearly.
  3. Respond with a smile to your child’s attempts to mimic your words.

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