Heuristic baskets

Activity to do at home

BEL Ideas and Activities

Heuristic baskets

Age recommendation: Babies 3 months and upwards

In Heuristic play, your baby uses all of their senses to explore a selection of objects from around the house and garden. It's wonderful  to watch them conducting their own physics experiments through dropping, pulling, sucking, and holding various objects. They key is not to interfere in the babies play - just sit back and let your child explore. 

You can start this play as soon as your baby can sit up (around 3 months) and continue up as old as 18 months.

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