Use Safari Ltd's Toys that Teach to Learn Through Play
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Safari Ltd Sensory Bins!
What's a sensory bin (a.k.a sensory tray)? A sensory bin provides endless possibilities for kids to learn by stimulating their senses! These small universes of imagination are typically built within a plastic tub or larger container and filled with materials and themed toys selected to stimulate the senses! Kiddos can work on visual (sight), auditory (hearing), tactile (touch), olfactory (smell) and gustation (taste). The sky is the limit for making sensory bins!
What goes in a sensory bin? You can fill a sensory bin with anything you want. As a matter of fact, your house already has materials you can use, like rice, pasta and beans! Other popular sensory ingredients include water beads, kinetic sand, cotton balls, bird seed and more! In our case, it's Safari Ltd's Toys that Teach, especially figures from our TOOB and Safariology collection.
What are some sensory activities? Some Safari-themed sensory activities include teaching children about animals, insects and other creatures of this world and demonstrating their natural habitat or their life cycle! These are also great for Play therapy, especially sandtray therapy, since it allows the child to express themselves through play.
Below, you’ll find some great how-to posts filled with inspiration for making your first sensory bin! Or why not try a new themed creation that matches the season or whatever your kiddo is learning and more!