We tried another great activity from ‘Fun at Home with Kids’, this time it was rice play. Sensory play, as defined on pbs.org: Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory activities and sensory tables facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. Spending time stimulating their senses helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally, physically and creatively.
Fill a tub/pan or whatever you have lying around with some rice and other fun things to explore. I put in large uncooked noodles, a small tin, spoon, salad fork and teether. Nora loved the feel of the rice and exploring all the treasures hidden in it.