We love sensory play in this house, so today we decided to head outside for hands on play with ice. Some of the best learning can be done through hands-on play, using our senses to touch, feel, see, hear, taste and smell. Today we are learning through touch by playing with ice. Girly Q is finally old enough to start playing with sensory bins but we still have to be careful what we use because she is in the put everything in your mouth stage. For now we are sticking with water and ice since both are okay ending up in the mouth. We filled a 9×13 baking dish with some ice cubes and headed outside and let Girly Q explore, learning through touch.
Playing with ice is tactile (the sense of touch) and it’s absolutely perfect for a hot day. Girly Q felt the ice in her hand, she felt it slip away from her and she felt one ice cube drop on her feet (which she did not like), she wiggled away with it and went back for more with her hands. When she started getting bored I grabbed a couple wooden spoons from the kitchen and it turned into another 10 minutes of excitement banging the ice.
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