Go on a Treasure Hunt!
A simple walk can become an adventure with a little imagination (and a good dose of patience!)
It's all too easy to take for granted the little, amazing things that surround us, but for a baby or toddler EVERYTHING is exciting and new. Do you live in a city or town? By the sea or near a wood? Near a park or a field? Look around for treasure - it's all around us. Fill your pockets with interesting objects and make a treasure basket at home. Toddlers will love collecting the treasure and babies will love playing with the treasure basket. Add to the collection with simple objects around the home and let your baby explore the textures, smells and colours. This is wonderful for cognitive development. There is a great article on treasure baskets and heuristic play for babies and toddlers here.