Heuristic play

Collection by Audrey Lenaghen

Ideas for contraction play- with tubes and cd discs- Interaction Imagination blog ≈≈


this is going to be a post of little words - but many images... ideas for contruction - up, out and with many materials - and I have by no means come close to exhausting the possibilities and material choices with paper - to make bridges, curls - whatever you can imagine and test... with curlers with play-dugh and ice-cream spoons curlers again play-dough and bit of plastic (from packages that are delivered - the band that goes round) with tubes and old discs with magnets in lines and lines…

mixed stacking rings - mix of textures, colours, shapes for baby and infant to experience and explore

Lu’s baby best buys

Kitty will be one next month (I know, where on earth did that year go?), so we’ve had time to live with a lot of baby gear. We’ve experienced the good, the bad and the ugly en route, so…

interesting items to add to basket - this was a gift basket idea, but it struck me as a great tactile experience.

Heuristic Play

Yesterday afternoon I had the great pleasure of selecting and preparing some new resources. After searching high and low in and around the town where my setting is situated, I returned with arms la…

Christmas sensory treasure basket for toddlers

Christmas Sensory Treasure Basket - The Imagination Tree

Create a Christmas sensory treasure basket for toddlers and preschoolers to explore textures, sights, sounds and scents of the season! So simple and quick to put together, it will promote lots of curiosity and exploration using all of the senses. Over the years we have written lots about the value of simple, heuristic play for...Read More »

Heuristic Play- Treasure Baskets - The Imagination Tree

Heuristic Play- Treasure Baskets - The Imagination Tree

When Cakie was a small baby I used to take her every week to a lovely Sure Start play-group that was run by an early years teacher. The group was fantastic in that it had some very well planned activities for toddlers, such as sand and water, play-dough, puzzles, puppets etc as well as incorporating...Read More »

Shiny Objects Treasure Basket | heuristic play

Shiny Objects Treasure Basket

The Shiny Objects Treasure Basket provides babies with visual stimuli and keeps them fascinated for long periods of time. It contains a variety of shiny objects in a number of differing weights, textures and sizes.

Colour Recognition Baskets | Blue Love this idea to go along with blue play dough, glup ect for the colour theme each week

Colour Recognition Baskets

Each basket contains a variety of objects for exploratory play including scent sacks, egg shaker, scrunchie, scourer, feather, claves and maracas. Suitable from 6 months upwards. For the nursery environment buy all 4 colours at a specially reduced price.