150 items to Include in a Discovery Basket. A Discovery Basket or Treasure Basket is a basket that you fill with ordinary non-hazardous items for your child to explore. The theory behind it is that children are naturally inclined to explore and investigate to develop their own understanding and knowledge. Through exploring safe items that stimulate the senses, children are storing and retaining information about texture, taste, sound, appearance and scent.
Montessori Monday - Themed Treasure Baskets for Babies
The Imagination Tree: Baby Play Ideas and Activities: 6-18 Months. Some really good stuff here! I especially like the idea of putting fabric scraps into an old wipe or kleenex box for babe to pull out :)
The Imagination Tree: Baby Play Ideas and Activities: 6-18 Months. * This box is filled with choking hazards. I would substitute the buttons and straws for infant sized toys. Maybe scour SAVERS. Cute idea though.