Treasure baskets are a fun and engaging way to encourage exploration and sensory development in young children. They are like a curiosity box filled with all sorts of interesting objects that children can touch, feel, and explore.
During treasure basket play, children are encouraged to explore the items using all their senses. You might ask questions like, “What does this feel like?” or “What do you notice about this object?” to help children learn and engage with the items in the basket.
Whether you’re using treasure baskets at home or in a childcare or classroom setting, they’re a great way to encourage children to learn through play and exploration. Plus, they’re so much fun! You can switch out the items in the basket regularly to keep children engaged and excited about discovering new things. By providing a rich and varied sensory experience through treasure basket play, you can help children build a lifelong love of learning and exploration.
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