I saw the idea for “Treasure Baskets” from Mari-Ann at Counting Coconuts. The idea is that you put a small amount (5 to 10) of similar items in front of your growing baby and let him/her explore! (Of course, ensure that the items are safe for babies and your child is supervised at all times!)
I started this with my daughter this week and she absolutely loves it! She is now six and a half months old. I waited until she became old enough to confidently sit up, so that she could reach at the items with less frustration.
At first, I wanted to have a sweet basket like Mari-Ann’s, but I decided to use what I already have and went with our beloved Ikea Trofast bins. This has been nice for storage — they go right back on her shelf — as well as making the items more accessible to May — using a lid makes them easier for her to reach.
Her first-ever Treasure Bin consists of items that we already owned. I will try to make one for her about once a week. I started out wanting to do black & white, but as I was collecting items I discovered that they were all animals, so it became a White & Black Animal Treasure Bin!
I included in her bin:
- soft white teddy bear
- soft Snoopy
- Schleich animals: panda & white tiger
- Little People black puppy
- Fisher Price cow & sheep
- Melissa & Doug wooden zebra puzzle piece
- twisty polar bear
And here is sweet May enjoying her Treasure Bin. Isn’t she adorable?! I love to watch her exploring the different textures!
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