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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.