I love this idea! My friend Melitsa has a great ebook out called “Treasure Basket Play“. If you’re tired of plastic toys or toys that are so passive that you’re baby doesn’t have to “think” to play then this book is definitely for you!
From the site:
What do you do with this active, sensory seeking baby who puts everything in his mouth and his attention span is very short?
You want your baby to be curious and make discoveries whilst playing because you know it’s the best way to learn.
They love to put everything into their mouth. Whether they are sitting on your lap or on the floor, they find it!
What can you do about the mouthing?
They enjoy the movement and feel the motion.
Little scientists testing pull, testing teeth, banging, feeling, experiencing the world around them…testing your patience.
You notice he’s drawn to everything that is not a toy; the spoon you are holding, the envelope or discarded newspaper swiped from the table, his blankie. He pulls at the grass over and again. Yet he stays still listening to the loud landing of birds in the nearby trees.
Take a look over at Melitsa’s sight and if you have curious little ones, get the book – you’ll be glad you did!