As you will know by now we have been taking part in the Hinckley Summer Challenge
Our latest challenge from this has been making a treasure basket, for anyone who doesn’t know what a treasure basket is, it is a collection of everyday items that your child can explore, it is important to ensure that all the items are safe for your child as if a baby is going to use it, there is a very strong chance that most of it is going to end up in their mouth at somepoint.
We decided to put together a very simple one using just one item, this probably doesn’t sound quite right as for anyone who has seen treasure baskets before they will know that they come with all sorts of different shaped objects in them normally.
So why did we choose to use just one item?
Well we thought that what we chose was good for Tim as there were all sorts of different textures for him to investigate, but would also be good for Sam as discussions could be taken a lot further as you will see.
So as you can see we have 8 different balls, there are different sizes for Tim to investigate, some that he can hold in one hand, some that he needs 2, others that he struggles to pick-up.
And for Sammy we have already been able to spend time putting them into different orders, smallest to largest (and vice versa) heaviest to lightest, which then leads to discussions on the fact that one of the lightest is definitely the biggest one. We have discussed colours and textures, and we have had to talk about NOT throwing them around in the house!
Have you made a treasure basket?
or are you planning to make one?
Why not comment below with your suggestions and ideas, maybe someone who doesn’t know where to start will be able to get some good ideas.