From the moment they are born babies begin a learning journey. This is a simple and fun baby play sensory activity using tin foil, which will help them develop awareness and build strength in large muscle groups. Obviously this activity requires strict supervision.
Little Boo is growing every day and I’m finding that she is reaching milestones quicker than I can write them down. Eek! At 6 months she is enjoying being able to roll over onto her tummy and kick her feet on whatever hard or soft surface she is on. It soon became obvious to me that she was actually really enjoying the experience of using her feet to feel and hear the thumping sounds they would make. I was inspired by her skills and create this baby play sensory activity using tin foil. Be sure to check out the sensory bag I made too.
Recommended age: (6 months – 1 year old)
Strict and constant supervision is required on this activity as well as others posted.
It’s simple, I basically tore a length of aluminium tin foil and lay it across a soft surface. I then placed Boo over it so that her feet would be underneath the foil. Almost instantly she began kicking and was able to feel the texture and hear the metallic sound made from her kicking actions. Soooo wonderful.
What I particularly love about this activity is that there is nothing taught. It simply involves my babies natural instinct to kick, this activity just enhancing her experience.
So here are a few things I can see she is achieving from doing this quick set up activity.
Boo quickly learnt that when she kicked there was a cause and effect going on, so when I kick I hear a particular sound. Her auditory and sense of touch is very much enhanced too. Lots of babies have trouble with tummy time but this activity seemed to make it an enjoyable experience and some parents might find their baby can last longer in this position. Boo also seemed to practice pulling herself up on her arms a lot more, so building muscle strength, when doing this activity too.
Of course if your child prefers, you might like them to be on their back and kick the aluminium tin foil with their feet. It really is very enjoyable for them either way.
I love when an activity looks so simple and is easy to set up but comes jam-packed with great learning benefits. Obviously this is an activity that requires constant supervision, but I know you’ll find this one easy to watch and see your baby enjoy.
How old is your baby and will you give this a go?
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