When I was pregnant, Hannah would groove away whenever Bob Marley was played. She wasn’t really fussy which song, but particularly enjoyed “Could You Be Loved?”. I tried to engage her in the songs after she was born but I think she was a bit young; definitely a goal for the near future though.
Lately I’ve been wondering about the benefits of ‘sensory play’. I’ve read a bit about it through the Facebook page Sensory Learning 4 Life, as well as finding great resources on Pinterest, so I decided to have a go and gave Hannah a bowl and a spoon, to see what would happen. I didn’t expect it to be so popular and for Hannah to start playing with rhythm and repetition!
I’m also really keen to try ‘Cornmeal Play’ found on the Productive Parenting website. The idea is that you fill a container with cornmeal (or a similar substance), simply add a couple of measuring cups or scoops and away they go! The skills covered include tactile stimulation, sensory development and fine motor skills. I might even try it later today 😀
If you have any great sensory activities for your baby, I’d love to hear them!