Heuristic Play Basket, Montessori Themed, Sensory Play, Nature Inspired, Loose Parts, Tinker Tray, Treasure Basket, For Toddlers, Pagan


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loofah, basket, lotus pod, anise, shells, pine cones, seeds, feathers, cinnamon, whole nuts, dried fruits

Heuristic play was a term coined by a child psychologist Elinor Goldschmeid in the early 1980's. Heuristic play describes the activity of babies and children as they play with and explore the properties of 'objects'. These 'objects' are things from the real world.

They are often described as Montessori style toys is are those that stimulates learning by encouraging kids to experiment. It should be a toy that they can hold and touch, as learning to manipulate objects is key in helping children develop their fine motor skills.

This Heuristic Play Treasure Basket, Montessori Sensory Play Chest.
All nature inspired, plastic free, Tinker Tray for toddlers and babies.
Basket measures 22 inches x 14 inches approximately.

I’ve put together this adorable basket of natural items that Mother Nature has provided for toddlers to explore. It stimulates creativity and imagination.
With heuristic play, open-ended play opportunities allow children to explore, learn and develop in a completely natural way.

This basket contains no plastic items at all.

This basket contains 30 items:

2x feathers
3x large sea shells
1x loofa
1x natural sponge
1x piece of driftwood
2x sycamore seeds (‘helicopters’)
1x holey tumble stone
2x pine cones
2x cinnamon sticks
1x bark rectangle
2x slices dried orange
1x dried whole lime
1x acorn
1x dried pumpkin
1x lotus pod
1x birch seed pod
1x anise star
1x wicker basket
1x whole hazelnut
1x whole almond nut
1x whole pecan nut
1x whole walnut
1x whole sweet chestnut


This is not a toy and full adult supervision is required at all times. These are real everyday items and should be checked before and after each use for signs of wear and tear and thrown away if necessary.

The adult should assess if the items are age suitable for the child/baby. Items should not be put in mouth as they may contain a choking hazard. Please note natural items will wear.

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