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7 Of My Favourite Play And Sensory Play Instagram Accounts

7 Of My Favourite Play And Sensory Play Instagram Accounts

I always remember thinking when my boys were younger; ‘How can I help them learn and engage without buying a tonne of plastic toys?’ Because we all know that there’s a toy out there for everything. But I wanted to find fun activities that didn’t cost the earth and that didn’t get stuck at the bottom of the toy box. Engaging activities using what I already had in the house and took little effort to set up. But have a massive impact on my boy’s development.

With the development of the internet and social media since my eldest was a tot, I’ve now found a number of favourite play and sensory play based Instagram accounts that give me play and sensory play inspiration that does all of the above.

So Mama’s grab a cuppa and check out these Instagram accounts.

You’re guaranteed to have some happily entertained baby’s and kids!


7 Of My Favourite Play And Sensory Play Instagram Accounts


Five Minute Mum

Beckys Treasure Baskets

Play At Home Mummy

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• BABY’S FIRST DRY SENSORY TRAY • You know I’m a big fan of sensory play 😉 The time has come for Miss 9 months first dry sensory tray 😍🙌🏻 . We started small. This is a baking dish (heavy, so she can’t flip it over! This part is important – she would have tipped the whole thing out if I chose a lightweight dish) filled with some uncooked, coloured pasta (pasta is taste safe so it’s a good choice for babies!). I chose rigatoni (it’s a large, short pasta), because it’s big enough that she can pick it up, but small enough that it’s still a challenge for her little fingers to manipulate the pasta. I coloured this ages ago (I have this stored with all my other sensory bases), but it’s really easy! You just put the pasta in a zip lock bag, put in a few drops of food colouring and a small splash of vinegar, then shake it around till it’s coated, and leave to dry on baking paper. . She absolutely LOVED it 🙌🏻 and the big girls did too, so it’s a good one for any age! . Sensory play is anything that involves the senses – the more, the better! – and it encourages: • Cognitive development – using multiple senses strengthens neural pathways that are being formed, meaning the child understands and processes more about their experience. It also enhances memory. • Fine motor skill development – sensory play exercises the small muscles of the hands and fingers • Gross motor skills development – an activity like this also involves the baby reaching, sitting, crawling, balancing • Language development – sensory play introduces new vocabulary, and stimulates conversation and babbling • Curiosity and problem solving skills – sensory play piques interest and encourages baby to explore and persist in these explorations . Cannot wait for more sensory play as she grows 😍 . **SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES – pasta can be a choking risk . . #everydayplayhacks #playislearning #teachermum #playmatters #reggiokids #invitationtoplay #childhoodunplugged #playbasedlearning #toddleractivitiesathome #learningthroughplay #toddlerplay #preschoolplay #babyplayideas #playathome #stayathomemum #playathomemummy #preparedplay #homeschoolaustralia #montessoriathome

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1 Comment

  1. June 11, 2021 / 11:05 am

    This is such a good article! Thanks. Lots of lovely sensory play ideas- I especially like the nature links and outdoor play ideas!

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