Parenting

Animal Farm Sensory Box

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Today I had the fun of watching my son create and recreate an animal farm according to his imagination.

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This sensory box is too simple to make! A fruit and veg box from the market, synthetic grass as base, farm animals, marbles and pebbles.

A sensory box is a wonderful mat time play idea to train concentration and task persistence which contribute towards developing self control.

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It also teaches the child to play with his imagination as the box is a world that he can make and remake.

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Narrative skills including story telling, comprehension, vocabulary building can all be built into the play as the plot thickens.

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The child takes on the role of a farmer or a shepherd boy.  The box is also transportable and can be put away safely until the child’s curious mind takes the play to another level.

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You can create a completely different setting by throwing in a different set of materials. Pinterest is  heaven-gift in terms of collecting ideas for sensory tubs play.

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The best thing today is that my boy was able to play on his own for a long time while my husband and I slept to fight off our sickness. I felt assured  knowing  that he was playing independently, using lots of creative imagination, practising self control, and being screen-free, all the time while his recovering parents are too weak to spend the time with him :).

Thank you for reading

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5 thoughts on “Animal Farm Sensory Box

    1. Didn’t see your reply till now. I would love some spare! Happy to buy it off you. Would be great to put some in my nativity box next month. By the way, we have been carting around a metal drink bottle of yours for months now and keep forgetting to give it to you. Don’t forget to ask me for it at the GEMS social night.

      Ang

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