Make a ‘treasure basket’ of everyday household items for your child. The basket should be large enough to store a variety of items, low enough for the sitting child to reach into and strong enough to lean on. Many household items are safe for your child to play and experiment with through banging, touching, tasting. Change the basket contents to vary experiences.
Stay with your child to create a sense of security as s/he explores and to ensure safe play.
Ideas for the treasure box:
Source – adapted from A Guide to Games and Activities by Barnados