I decided to create a monthly post detailing some of Beans activities as I have found similar ideas really helpful for some age inspired ideas. Here are some of the things Bean has enjoyed during his 16th month. From left to right, top to bottom. 1) Mark making, he has just […]
Here is some of Baby Beans activities from last week. I added to his shelves Weight cylinders – the colour coded dots are the control of error – obviously Bean is to small for matching these by weight but I thought he may enjoy exploring them. A couple of shakers. A basket of open/close items. […]
Balls! I put this tray together for Baby Bean since he is 100% focused on crawling/slithering at the moment. Just three balls. The smallest is a bean bag type ball, a woollen ball and inflatable globe. The globe is by far his favourite and he has completed several lengths batting it and slithering after it. […]
This basket has been a huge hit with its large collection of wooden objects. So fascinating to watch little Bean try to make sense of his world. There is a small barrel shaped object that he mimics drinking from (he uses a cup as opposed to a bottle/sippy cup). One other quick activity we did […]
This week Baby Bean’s treasure basket contains shells and pebbles. I washed them carefully first. I love taking the time to observe Baby Bean with his basket, obviously with these kind of objects constant supervision is required anyway. I’ve noticed he gets visibly excited when he sees his basket now. Today he went for the […]
This week Baby Bean is exploring a treasure basket of wooden 3D shapes, the Montessori primary colour tablets and a dressing frame bear. He chose the treasure basket first and picked out the blue cylinder over and over again. He briefly explored the other shapes but went back to the cylinder. Of the other […]
This weeks treasure basket is fruit. Carefully washed beforehand, the basket contains a banana, kiwi, apple, lime and satsuma.
This simple idea has been a great hit with Baby Bean. We filled a plastic bottle with water, washing up liquid and some food colouring and secured the lid tightly. I think I will do another one and add some glitter and maybe a couple of small objects for interest. My little one loved rolling […]
Baby Bean adores his treasure baskets. This week he is exploring kitchen items. His treasure basket contains a whisk, teaspoon, egg cup, cupcake case, heart cookie cutter and a jelly dish. He went straight for the shiny silver items and enjoyed exploring the noise when he hit them together.
Since baby bean is now happily sitting up exploring items I have introduced treasure baskets. I create loosely themed baskets, his first above was balls. They included a wool ball, felted ball, tumble dryer ball and glitter filled rubber ball. I use items we have around the house, check them first for safety, although […]