I think the idea of a "sensory bin" is thrown around a bit, and it's become sort of an amorphous thing that people say but don't really know much about. A "sensory bin" is really a simple concept: it should encourage creative, imaginary play and should provide a child with lots of "sensory" input. (Thus the name- get it?)
|Yes, this was shot right after baths!|
The video shows Ben using the snow sensory tray that I put out for him with the soap flakes we used in making laundry powder. The tray got a lot of use while I had it out- in fact, the video was taken after bath time on our way up to bed instead of during our school day. ("Mom! Just a couple more minutes, please?!")
To me, that's what learning should really be- a natural, experimental, curious and fun experience!
Minus the girls making a lot of noise and Ava asking to play Angry Birds... yes, Angry Birds... it's a fun way to see how one child uses this creative experience.
Do your kids use sensory (or other types of props) in their play?