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How to make a sensory box?

Sensory boxes consist of four elements: tray, filler, toys and “tools.”

Tray wooden box;

cardboard box;

plastic container or bowl;

wide and shallow saucepan;

plastic or metal pelvis;

inflatable pool

Filler beans, peas, lentils;

cereals (semolina, oatmeal, millet, rice, buckwheat, wheat, couscous)

cornflakes;

pasta (gossamer, shells, tubules, spirals, bows, stars);

boiled spaghetti;

flour, potato or corn starch;girl with a box for sensory play1

nuts, seeds;

cocoa, coffee;

jelly;

coarse and fine salt;

cones, acorns, chestnuts;

earth, sand, kinetic sand;

pebbles, stones;

hydrogel balls, or akvagrunt;

seashells;

moss, leaves, grass, flowers, dried berries, straw;

snow (in winter), ice (at any time of the year from the freezer);

pieces of cut paper, paper napkins (whole, torn into pieces, crumpled up in the form of balls);

cotton wool, cotton pads, cotton balls;

cloth scraps;

yarn, thread;

foam pieces;

pompons;

buttons;

paper clips;

sawdust, nuts shells;

sparkles;

water;

liquid soap;

shaving foam.

Toys animals;

cubes, balls, rings, rattles;

toy pieces of furniture;

cars;

dishes and household items;

toy food;

various boxes;

artificial plants

Tools spatula, scoop, rake;

can, bucket;

sieve funnel;

pear for water;

spoons of different sizes and types (for ice cream, for salad), ladle, skimmer;

forceps, tweezers;


cookie cutters, ice molds, muffins, various silicone molds.
plastic cups;

But do not hurry to leave the child alone with the box, even if it seems to you that you have already put a lot of effort into creating it.

Just show your kid what and how you can play, discuss different tactile sensations. You need to arouse the interest , to attract and show different ways to play.

And then make sure you gave him or her  time for a free independent game.

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How to choose a table for crafts activities for your kid?

Our Art Light Activity table🎨 can be used as a regular writing desk that grows with your baby and is a multifunctional play and creative zone

For crafts activities and creative development, a kid should have a certain place in a room.
Be more specific – a children’s table. But before buying it is necessary to understand the
nuances and differences of this piece of furniture.

In age about 1,5-2 years there comes a moment when children begin to realize themselves
as individuals: they strive to do a lot on their own, repeat what their parents do, find
interesting activities for themselves.

Reduced copies of adult things help children realize their own importance and significance
in this world. Kids’ tables (and chairs for children, which are often included) serve the same
purpose. Kids should have a place in the room where they can draw, sculpt, play board
games – do “important things” like mom or dad at the desk.

Children’s table: what should we pay attention to?

1. Tables for children must be strong, stable, but not heavy, and must be appropriate for the
age and height of the child. It is better to navigate according to the information below:

Age          Height of a child       Height of a table
1-2yo             31-35in                          13,5-15,5in
2-4yo            35-39in                          15,5-17,5in
3-6yo            38-45in                          17,5-19,5in

Creativity has no boundaries, that’s why children’s drawings from paper often transfer to the
walls. To prevent this, a kid should take a separate piece of the wall. It can be pasted over
with special wallpaper-coloring or painted with slate paint, on which you can draw with
chalk. If this is not possible, then chalkboards and paper canvases mounted directly on the
wall will be a real Solution. It allows a child to draw both standing and sitting.

The properly organized storage system is a guarantee of an order, which is often missing in
creative corners. Here you can use plastic and metal containers, where it is convenient to
put paints and albums. Pencils and pens conveniently put in metal cans, decorative
buckets. Fastening supplies for creativity is also convenient to put into different pockets or
board with holes (pegboard), roof rails and magnetic boards.

Even the youngest artist dreams of his own Exhibition. A wall at the creative corner can be
decorated with drawings of the child. For example, place them in a frame or fasten with
decorative clothespins. All kids will be pleased to admire their work and it can be a good
decoration solution.

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For each child, a desk is not just a piece of furniture, it is a workplace where he has to spend a lot of
time. The convenience of the desk determine

desk for kids

s the comfort and health of the child, so this choice you
should make carefully.
First of all, it is necessary to determine exactly where the desk for the child will locate. As soon as you
know it a size and a shape of the table depend on these features.
If the desk is chosen for a long time, it makes sense to purchase a transformer that can be adjusted to
the height of the child. Posture, spine, and joints are formed during all school years, and it is very
important that the writing desk matches the size of the person sitting. Transforming desks are
adjustable for the height of the legs and the tilt of the tabletop. The disadvantage of such tables for kids
is their higher cost comparing others.
If you decide to buy a table for the future, you need to find a chair with height adjustment. Perfectly,
when the child is sitting at the table, his elbows should be located on the table top, his legs reach the
floor and bend at the knees at a right angle. The distance between the tabletop and the knees should be
about 4-6in.
In addition to the height, the width of the table top is also very important. All the necessary items for
activities should be placed on the table, and there should be a place for the child.

Some tables have a drawer which equipped with a lock, such additional feature can be purchased for an
adult child or a teenager because each kid should have his or her own personal space.
A desk can be made from any high-quality modern material. A wooden table is considered a classic.
But it is not worth buying furniture from cheap chipboard, this coating is swelling from any wet spot left
on a desk from a spilled cup of water, and can be deformed.
Plastic furniture should also be treated with caution. Some types of plastic can be unsafe for your kid.