Baby’s first ocean discovery basket

 

For this activity I used:

 

  • a basket
  • Sea shells
  • Sea creature toys
  • blue tissue paper
  • shiny wrapping paper (mermaid paper I bought from Card Factory)

 

I was surprised how much Jen enjoyed this activity the first time I set it up. Jen was just 9 months old in the pictures below but this is an activity she goes back to quite often. Jen’s first exploration of the basket lasted for 40 minutes, quite a large amount of time for a baby to stay engaged in an activity.

 

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This basket encouraged beautiful open ended play. Jen Loved exploring the contents of the basket one by one.

 

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A look of pure concentration came across her face as she passed each item between her hands and up to her mouth.

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Jen then discovered the sound created by two shells meeting and proudly repeated the effect over and over.

 

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After observing everything closely, Jen enjoyed putting them in and out of the basket whilst babbling to each object.

 

This is a beautiful activity to watch Jen explore independently.

 

 

 

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