My last post sort of inspired me. Sort of like a bucket list…and now I can check one off.
The Sensory Box.
I said before that I didn’t really GET it. I had to Google search what it even did or how to make one. I thought there were very detailed instructions on how to put together specific elements to make this fantastic learning experience for you child.
I. was. wrong.
I had some containers from when I threatened Layla with tubbing up all of the toys she refused to pick up. She ended up cleaning and leaving me with assorted containers that I had nothing to use for.
So I grabbed a bag of beans that I bought for some recipe forever ago, and half of the bag of brown rice that I had left.
Ok…rice. beans. Now what?? Random toys. I don’t think Im to the point of themed boxes yet…I wasn’t even sure if I was doing THIS box right.
I tossed in a couple pet pets and a couple cars and misc spoons/cups. Looked decent to me…so I called the boy over.
And that was it.
He was sucked into it 110%.
Digging around, ‘feeding’ the pets, burying cars…
Holy cow. I get it. NOW I see what these boxes are all about.
Layla even ran over from across the house to make sure she wasn’t missing out on anything super awesome. Which she was. That’s also when I decided I needed to dump everything into a bigger box.
And then Timmy lost his mind because he spilled rice and it was touching his feet. That’s my boy.
I also decided that Timmy couldn’t reach into the bigger box and moved him to the floor. AND I even got a little crazy and added some sequins I had left over from a previous project.
He was SO into it. Scooping small spoonfuls into big cups then watching as it dumped back out.
I could see his little motor skills at work.
And the mess didn’t bother me TOO much.
He was so still and so entertained and so QUIET for so long. Amazing.