A toddler in a Block Box makes a super fun learning game!
Providing your one-year-old (this includes all babies under two) a border may just buy you a little more time. I say may, because they are under two. They just learned to walk. Chances are, they don’t want to sit still. – and they shouldn’t.
But sometimes, mom needs a minute and Baby Block Box will do the trick.
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Now, the truth is that up until this point, a banana has been my baby Breakfast Invitation.
But now, I need to either wake up before my 17-month-old, OR have a little something new to distract, excite, and motivate him.
Do I set up Baby Breakfast Invitations every day?
Probably not. But from time to time, I will need something for him to explore as I heat my tea.
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Now, it’s not the first time we put our one-year-old inside the sensory learning box, rather than outside of it.
For starters, my one-year-old will almost always hop in any way.
Allowing your one-year-old to work inside the learning box provides a border. It will give them a starting place that they should buy you a couple of minutes as you prepare breakfast.
Supplies and Set-Up:
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Foam blocks make a great alternative supply! In fact, many toddler toys from this list will also work well!
What is my one-year-old doing?
When I placed my one-year-old into the learning bin, I had a small stack of blocks for him to explore. I watched him continue to stack by taking a block from the basket and adding it to the top of the stack. What he doesn’t realize is that grasping these blocks is also helping him for future pencil grip!
And oh the excitement when the blocks came crashing down! That’s an exploration of cause and effect.
When I can see my 17 months old growing tired of the stacking and about to exit the learning bin, I took the basked and dumped the blocks inside.
Next, my one-year-old explored transporting the blocks from the learning bin into the basket. .
Here, your one-year-old is also working on:
Repetition which serves as building blocks to learning and establishes play patterns
Crossing the midline
Making this indoor learning bin for my one-year-old was so simple!