Enhance your child’s development, understand their interests, help develop their love of language and numeracy, support their physical development and interest in the world around them, and build their confidence, creativity and imagination by using these sensory-rich resources. Children learn about the world around them through their senses, which is why it is so important to offer children richly sensory resources to explore and discover for themselves. The handpicked objects in every Playscope Treasure basket do just that – each object has been carefully selected for its unique characteristic – i.e. the way that it moves, how it feels, its properties and contrast with other objects, etc. Through exploring a Treasure Basket, babies and young children discover so many things about the world around them including shape, colour, size, weight, how things move, whether things are hot or cold, soft or hard, etc. The hands-on nature of play with a Treasure Basket appeals to boys and girls enabling children to choose what and how they discover.
When a baby or child plays freely with a Treasure Basket, exploring what they want without any adult involvement, this gives parents a rare opportunity to watch their child concentrate and problem solve, building confidence and focus while learning through play. Although not actively involved the adult's role is crucial in making sure the child is safe (supported with cushions if needed) and that play is uninterrupted. With children aged 8 months and older why not offer the Treasure Basket next to other resources (e.g. sand, water or magnets) for the children to freely combine and explore? Alternatively add a fun activity from the Stepping Out Activity Cards for numerous ways to extend the use of your Treasure Basket further so that the resource actually grows with your child.
Playscope Treasure Baskets, Mats and accessories make great essentials for the nursery or beautiful gifts for Christmas, birthdays or newborns. We've even developed a range of Sensory Bags that are proving popular as Stocking Fillers and for Children's Party Bags. We've tried to offer something to suit every budget and different children's needs, but if you have a particular need just let us know.