Do you do sensory bins for your little ones? Do you have a theme? Use rice? Do you even know what a sensory bin is?
Here’s the thing… I don’t really know what a sensory bin is, either. I heard the term and have seen them here and there; enough to kind of grasp the concept without a real explanation. My guess is they’re bins that are supposed to keep kids entertained with imaginative play.
I decided long ago I had to give these a try. So, for the past several months whenever the kids would get a little “junk toy,” (like from a goody bag or prize bin or something), I would set the little toy aside. Likewise, if I found some tiny toys laying around, I put them in this box. Turns out, I collected a lot of junk — enough to make 3 decent sensory bins.
I thought this would be a HUGE hit with Sierra. She absolutely loves her sister’s mini fairy sandbox, and could play make-believe with her stuffed animals for hours. But, these didn’t get the thrill I was hoping for. Bummer, huh? I did play with her a bit and she liked that. And, today she played a little longer than yesterday with them, much to my surprise. So, I am not giving up hope, yet. Perhaps they will catch-on. At the very least, all our random little “treasures” now have a home! Oh, and this is what happens when you walk away from a one-year-old for a minute. (Just one minute, I promise!)
Yup. The vacuum has been used quite a few times in just 2 days. So, what do you think? Is there something I’m missing? Is this what they’re all about? Will she catch on, or are these just not her thing?