Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Baby Sensory Play: Wax Paper Shape Discovery Tub
We do a lot of squishy, messy, wet, slimy sensory play around here, but I often feel like we're ignoring all of the other senses. I've added sound bottles to the classroom, and have plans for even more sensory additions. I thought I'd start with something that would engage sight, hearing and touch all at once - and knowing Bear, taste, as well.
I used the shapes from our Melissa and Doug Shape-Sorting Cube and added pieces of wax paper. If your baby, like mine, puts everything in his mouth, be sure to use only large sheets of wax paper.
Bear spent a long time playing with this invitation - longer than most people would believe possible for a 7 month old. I left it out for three days and he continued returning to it, discovering and exploring different shapes.
Even Monkey got in on the wax paper action and asked for a few sheets so he could 'ice skate' on the carpets - try THAT one with your preschoolers!!
More baby sensory play adventures to come!