How to make a treasure box

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A home-made treasure box is a fun toy that helps your baby explore the world around them. Find out how to make a treasure box for your baby to play with. All you need are objects from your home.

To babies, objects around your home can be just as fun as toys. You can even make a treasure box out of them.

First, find a small basket or box.

Then fill it with safe objects for your baby to play with.

Here are some ideas:

  • An empty bottle or cardboard box
  • A washed-out crisp packet
  • Pieces of paper
  • Spoons
  • A soft hair brush

Look for things with interesting patterns or textures. Try to avoid sharp corners or things small enough for them to swallow.

Sit with your baby and go through the treasure box together. Name everything your baby picks up. Try describing it to them or telling them what you use it for. Don't forget to smile and respond to your baby's reactions. If they really like one object, let them play with it more before moving on to the next.

Good to know

This sort of activity helps your baby become more confident exploring new things. This will help them learn as they grow up.