Our brains make the most connections when we use all our senses to learn something new which is why it’s so important to make sensory play part of your baby’s routine. One way to maximize the learning and minimize the mess is to use sensory bottles. And it’s a super easy and fun DIY project!
Sensory bottles can address a wide range of concepts and themes and can be adapted to meet your baby’s needs or interests.
Here are our top 3 favourite sensory bottles and how they can help your baby develop new skills:
Water and oil
Add a few drops of food colouring to a half-full water bottle and fill the rest up with oil to give your baby his first introduction to science and cause and effect.
Rice and sequence
Fill the bottle about a third of the way with uncooked rice and add some colourful sequence, pompoms, beads or small toys. The sound gives great sensory input for your baby and the different items inside provide additional visual stimulation.
- Dry pasta and letters
Add some pasta and the letters to your baby’s name to a bottle. He might be too young to understand the spelling of his name, but you can help his language skills by showing a letter and saying a word starting with that letter.
Sensory bottles are an inexpensive toy you can make that doesn’t take too much space. As a bonus, they are great to take along in the car and to keep your little one occupied during his doctors’ visits. Avoid spills and save yourself from cleaning up pasta and glitter by securing the bottle cap with some tape or glue.
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