The simplest hands-on tactile experience for kids. Looking for something fun that will entertain the kids for hours on end? We have discovered the secret and we want to share it with you!
Sensory bins are awesome hands-on tools for children to learn about their world and their senses! Sensory play may calm a child, focus a child, and engage a child.
Water beads mix (dehydrated) x2 packets. Blue, Turquoise, Clear, Green and White. Approx 15000 water beads. Dehydrated 2.5-3.0mm. Hydrated (for 3-6 hours): 15-20mm.
16 x Ocean Animals
Easy to set up in the bin and pack away when done, simply put lid on and store until next time.
Here’s what children can learn from sensory bins:
PRACTICAL LIFE SKILLS: Sensory bins let a child explore, discover, and create play using practical life skills (dumping, filling, scooping) and learn valuable play skills.
PLAY SKILLS: Great for both social play and independent play, sensory bins allow children to play cooperatively or side by side.
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: Sensory bins increase language development from experiencing with their hands all there is to see and do which leads to great conversations and opportunities to model language.
UNDERSTANDING 5 SENSES: Many sensory play bins include a few of the senses! Touch, sight, sounds, taste and smell are the 5 senses. Children can experience several at a time with a sensory bin. Imagine a bin of brightly coloured rainbow rice: touch the loose grains against the skin, see the vivid colours as they mix together, hear the sound of sprinkling over a plastic container or shaken in a plastic egg! Did you add a scent like vanilla or lavender?
How to Use Water Beads
For every 1 tsp dry water beads add 3 cups of water.
Allow the beads to fully expand in 6-8 hours.
Remove the expanded beads from the water and pour into container bin ready to use.
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