I have been meaning to make a felt board for the babies for ages. They like the felt boards we have used in classes and at the library. I can think of so many ways to use a felt board with them and I finally got around to actually making them each a felt board. I just love them! They were so easy to make, took probably less than 10 minutes, and cost less than $5 each! Now I just need to start on some projects to use with the felt boards...
After visiting a local children's museum and watching the babies play with all kinds of sensory exhibits, I wanted to start making the babies a few sensory bins of our own. I decided to start with rainbow rice because it seemed fun and Baby A has been especially interested in pouring things from one cup to another, which would be a perfect thing to do with rice.
We have been crafting up a storm the past few weeks! This time we made contact paper hearts to stick on the windows in our playroom.
The babies are finally interested in *some* arts and crafts projects so I have been taking full advantage of Valentine's Day coming up to do arts and crafts with them. The first project we did was sticker Valentines.
Being a teacher before having babies has made me really aware of kids' sensory needs. Sensory play is really important for babies and kids. Touch and feel is how as infants and toddlers learn about the world. As the babies grew and became more and more interested in the world around them, I decided I wanted to make them sensory boards.