chapter  6
12 Pages

months to 12 months

Safety advice: There are so many treasures around the home and nursery for the young child to explore, but safety first – always have an adult supervising the play.

Development supported in this game Explorative play with treasure baskets

Let’s take the language environment to the child. Between the ages of six months to nine months we suggest that you use traditional treasure-basket work to encourage interest in looking and listening and active exploring. Watching what babies choose to do with the items in the baskets shows you what fascinates them, what they want to test out and how they go about it. Also you can see their developing physical skills such as reaching and co-ordination.