Have you ever had ‘that’ experience where you wish your child would amuse themselves quietly? These handmade exploratory bags will entertain children for hours while they try to find all the items hiding inside.
They are great to use at times when you need the child to be quietly entertained in small spaces, for example in the car, shopping trolley, pram, aeroplane, church, waiting rooms, and in the meantime they are able to further develop their fine motor skills which are used to manipulate the hundreds of pellets inside which are hiding the objects. These are a brilliant educational toy as well, helping children develop their focus skills and memory while using the attached card to prompt which object they are looking for each time.
The motor actions required to move pieces around help to develop wrist extension, hand division, thumb stability and intrinsic muscle control.
The attached card has photos of the objects inside for children to match – except for one mystery item that is not photographed. Finding an item inside the bag is not ‘that’ difficult, but when a child (or an adult!) is searching for a particular object, this requires much more focus and concentration. There are some items that are easier to find and some that are harder. When a child is old enough that they need more challenge, they can be asked to find something in the bag which starts with a specific letter or time themselves to find all objects as quickly as possible.
As small items inside the bags pose a choking hazard these exploratory bags are not recommended for children under 3 years old. The bags are approximately 18cm x 15cm (small enough for younger children to manipulate) and are made with a convenient carry handle.
Colours and designs will vary.