Babies at a Curiosity Approach setting?
T R E A S U R E
At Christmas babies are often presented with a wealth of plastic toys and gadgets. Electronic items that move, beep or flash? Have you noticed that children are becoming passive in their play ?
That the plastic manufactured toy plays more than they do!
They are being entertained instead of active participates in hands on learning, exploration, discovery & PLAY !
Would you like to try something else. To move away from plastics, gadgets and electronics, to empower curious babies and toddlers to be active learners, totally absorbed in their PLAY ?
When offering Heuristic items - Children will play longer because they are exploring investigating & excited to discover. Each item is fascinating, new & wondrous to explore ! Children become little scientists working things out, moving handling items, instead of sat watching as they rely on the beeping toy to entertain their mind !
Let’s POWER up children’s play through ‘curiosity & that intrinsic desire to learn instead of the AA batteries contained in each gadget.
Curious to find out more ?
What about hunting for an array of items suitable for little children to handle, explore & mouth! A delight for the senses x
Community Playthings says
“The Treasure Basket concept was inspired by Elinor Goldschmied. It is a simple yet profound idea, opposing the trend to give commercial plastic toys to babies by providing them instead with a richer sensory experience.
Elinor believed that plastic should be avoided for babies?
It offers very little sensory stimulation; even if plastic items vary in size and colour, they still smell, taste, and feel like plastic.
Natural objects on the contrary possess a wide variety of sensory properties, and many therefore are perfect for the Treasure Basket.”
Elinor was a great advocate for babies & early years. The Curiosity Approach®️ is proudly sharing her work & hopes to keep her message & legacy alive.
So why not hunt for heuristic items children of all ages can play with
Heuristic means -
enabling someone to discover or learn something for themselves.
"a ‘hands-on’ or interactive heuristic approach to learning"
Jam jar lids
Short lengths of ribbon
These are just a few heuristic play items that would make great treasure for babies to handle & explore. We are certain your curious little learners will become ACTIVE participants in their play.
* Remember Heuristic items should be made available under adult supervision & all items risk assessed prior to use*
Thank you to Invitation 2 Play who are a Curiosity Approach Accredited setting for these beautiful photos