I love sensory play! I also love getting creative and making lots of new thing that Aria and I can play with. I did lots of research while I was pregnant so I could be prepared for when she arrived and be able to make things set for her age and development!
As we do sensory play every week I thought why am I not blogging about it and telling other people the fun you can have from bits around the house. So over the next week I’m going to show you all the fun things we like to do and create involving sensory play!
All of these activities will be set around Arias age and development – she is 5 months old has control of her hands and can sit for short periods.
DAY 1 – fine motor skills.
Fine motor skills – Fine motor skill (or dexterity) is the coordination of small muscles, in movements—usually involving the synchronization of hands and fingers—with the eyes. The complex levels of manual dexterity that humans exhibit can be attributed to and demonstrated in tasks controlled by the nervous system.
So I’ve seen things very similar to this before and I got very excited when I remembered I had coloured pipe cleaners in my craft box!
– coloured pipe cleaners
So all you do is thread the pipe cleaners through the holes of the colinder in different random places then place baby in front sat up or you can do it as tummy time fun too. We did both ways as Aria likes to topple over when she gets excired.
She really enjoyed this activity because they where fluffy and multi coloured she was excited the minute she spotted it on the other side of the room. When I placed it in front of her she was ready to go and started pulling them all straight away. Once she had pulled one all the way through I took it off her and put it to one side and she then dove back in to get another one out!
This is a great activity to get them using there hands to touch small objects and also getting them to figure out how to solve a problem i.e. Getting the pipe cleaner out.
If you try this at home please send me your pictures or tag us on Instagram with #bubblesandbabies
Warning: pipe cleaners can be sharp and babies will want to put them in there mouths – don’t leave a baby/child alone with this activity and don’t allow them to put them in there mouths once out of the colinder place to one side out of reach.