Call it a sensory board or activity board or engaging board or a busy board, this piece is a must have for children between 6 months to 3 years!
What is it?
The child experiences several hands-on activities by touching, feeling, hearing and experiencing different objects, all at one place.
Creating a sensory environment is vital to a child’s development. They rely on sensory input to learn about their environment, and engaging boards help them to explore a range of textures and sensations that stimulate their senses of sight, sound, smell and touch.
Typically such boards have items that are commonly found at home. It is a great way to introduce them to basic items without worrying about their repercussions (switch, lock, door stopper, remotes, etc).
I feel we Indians have a natural tendency to say “NO” to our child for everything. Partly because we fear they will hurt themselves, and partly because they are surrounded by staff and they don’t know better.
A child will obviously be curious about things that we commonly use, and saying NO will further heighten the curiosity. Which is why a Sensory Board is ideal for children who are curious and ready to discover new things. Stopping them is the last thing you want to do!
Have you ever wondered why your child at times hesitates to try new toys/products?
Because when a child is in an explorative age, we instinctively say no, but when they grow up, we encourage them to try new things. By now a part of their brain is already programmed to not touch, feel, or experience unknown objects.
As parents, we must never limit their thought process and discoveries. There are alternatives to saying “No” 🙂
Benefits for the child
Babies and toddlers gain a sense of themselves as they begin to develop preferences to which textures they like and dislike.
A sensory board can also help children learn new words too as you describe the different things they are feeling.
It also leads to meaningful engagement and development through play as their busy minds and hands are all over exploring various things all in one place.
Benefits for Parents
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Sustainable and Non-Toxic
Made of High-quality wood, using non-toxic paint
Made in India
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