Carla's Treasure Sensory Baskets
Carla's Treasure Basket
Lovely collection of 20 or 25 sensory-rich items.
Basket included or not included. If not included the sensory basket collection will come in an organic cotton bag which will makes storage easier too.
20 sensory-rich items collection includes:
1 wooden or metallic bowl, 1 wooden spoon (20cm), 1 wooden spatula (20cm), 1 wooden rounded spoon, 1 wooden nut cracker, 1 wooden egg + 1 egg cup, 1 bamboo toothbrush, 1 wooden hair brush, 1 large wooden button, 1 sponge, 1 wooden scoop, 1 wooden slice or round embellishment, 1 wooden honey dipper, 1 wooden scoop, 1 piece of loofah, 1 wooden block, 2 wooden feathers, 1 natural pine cone.
25 sensory-rich items collection includes:
1 wooden or metallic bowl, 1 wooden spoon (20cm), 1 wooden spatula (20cm), 1 wooden rounded spoon, 1 wooden nut cracker, 1 wooden egg + 1 egg cup, 1 bamboo toothbrush, 1 wooden hair brush, 1 large wooden button, 1 sponge, 1 wooden scoop, 1 wooden slice or round embellishment, 1 wooden honey dipper, 1 wooden scoop, 1 piece of loofah, 1 wooden block, 1 natural pine cone, 2 natural feathers, 1 spoon, 1 wooden bangle, 1 ribbons ring, 1 felt star, 1 pouch.
Recommended age: 3+
*If you would like a similar basket suitable for younger children please let us know and we can replace some of the items.
*Alternatively you may be able to use this treasure basket with younger babies too. The only recommendation is for you to be vigilant, always supervise your children and carefully assess the basket before offering it to your baby. If you believe for instance that a feather or any other object are not just yet suitable for your baby and they might pose any risk, just take it out from the basket. You can always add it back at a later stage when the baby is ready.
Safety Information: Children/Babies must be supervised at all times when playing with these items. Adults must regulary check the contents of the basket for damage and assess which items are suitable for their child depending on their age and ability.
This material may present a choking hazard to younger children. It contains small pieces.
It is the responsibility of the parent/caregiver to make a collection of suitable objects and to make sure they are cleaned and replaced when necessary.
If there is any missing item on the stock we will make sure that it will be replaced with an item which will provide similar rich sensorial experience.
Items such as basket, pine cones or other natural items may have imperfections due to these being natural or handmade products.
Treasure baskets are very popular among Montessori homes or nurseries and are being used for educational purposes.
By using a treasure basket with children you are providing them with rich mental stimulation, which activates the growth of the brain and also provides richly satisfying experiences for the baby.
The Treasure Basket's Benefits:
•offers a young baby the first taste of freedom, independence, courage and concentration,
•develops hand eye coordination,
•supports creative play,
•provide the child with the opportunity to explore and discover new things on their own,
•through handling and exploring these objects that a baby develops contact with the outside world, and begins to make their own choices and decisions.
Instructions for use: The adults role in the use of the treasure basket is to sit near by and be attentive, responsive and unobtrusive.
The treasure basket should not be left out 24/7 for your baby to play with. Ideally it is good to offer a session lasting between 15 minutes and an hour with the minimum of disruption on a daily basis. It is important to make sure that the babies/children are physically comfortable, when they are alert and refreshed, calm and content.
How to clean: Wooden utensils/objects should be hand washed with a mild dish detergent and then hand-dried. Do not use a dishwasher.
Tips: To extend their durability we would recommend oiling them. Mineral oil is highly preferable because it doesn’t turn rancid and it’s not a common allergen, but also coconut oil can be used.
Directions: Clean wooden object and dry. Follow by rubbing some oil onto a clean cloth and apply to wood into a circular motion. Then let it dry. You only need to rub in a small amount of oil.
Oiling extends their practical lives.
Happy open-ended play!
📢🎁 If you wish a custom made treasure basket/ suitcase/ gift box please message us and we are more than happy to help you.