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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.

Directions:

  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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