The Playscope activity cards are a handy way of extending the use of your treasure/heuristic play basket. Treasure baskets are usually considered of most use for younger children, in particular those who are not yet walking. This is based on safety concerns over the contents of the baskets and what could happen if a child moves around with them.
These cards are helpfully made from wipe clean card and held together with a metal key ring for ease of use. They offer a range of activities suitable for children up to 36 months. They are colour coded, unless suited for all age groups, and even have guidance as to how much preparation time each activity requires.
Playscope promotes inclusive play, and encourages practitioners to make the activities a regular group exercise through use of specific songs to be used at the beginning and end of each session. This is not essential if the practitioner prefers not to, however, as each card is presented as a stand alone activity.
The cards come with a laminated A5 sheet giving advice on how to stock a treasure basket. This is useful but easily lost, so would have been better as an additional card to the pack. The cards are, however, a brilliant idea and could be easily stored with your heuristic play items, as they are pretty robust and likely to withstand any exploration by small hands!