Like us, babies experience this world through their senses. Dr. Maria Montessori shared her beliefs that sensorial experiences begin at birth. Through senses, the child/baby is studying, learning and beginning to understand the environment. The first few years of a child’s life are the most important years for brain developmental, so it is important to let your baby experience things and be able to use all of their senses. Let’s explore Montessori Sensory.
Montessori Sensory Play for Babies and Toddlers
Montessori Inspired Sensory play for Babies
If you landed here and your baby is moving on to the toddler stage already. Visit Montessori Inspired Activities for Age 2-6.
I added a little bit of water to the mix, making it a bit wet and squisy and she loves it.
Baby and toddler sensory play is so much fun. I love to watch Bells explore the potato.
Just like us babies use their senses by listening, seeing, touching, tasting, and smelling.
Add a few scoops a bowl and a brother for even more learning fun.
She hears the noodles squishing around her as she plays. This excites her and makes her so happy.
Looking for a few good books to help with purposeful playtime? I’ve enjoyed A Year of Educational Quiet Bins and 150 Screen Free Activities for Kids. These Sensory balls are also a wonderful addition to any child’s sensory play area.
Interested in learning more about Montessori? I have an entire section dedicated to Montessori activities. You can also find our Top 10 Must Read books for Montessor learning and a new series 12 Months of Montessori Learning. If you would like other ideas for sensory play I have shared several of great homemade sensory ideas here.
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Edible sensory play for babies should be used after your baby has started solid foods – 6 months and up.
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