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Let’s Get Tactile! Benefits and Tips for Setting Up a Sensory Bin

Let’s Get Tactile! Benefits and Tips for Setting Up a Sensory Bin

Therapists and teachers love to utilize sensory bins for preschool exploration because there are so many benefits! Young children are naturally in a ‘touch to learn’ phase in which they are learning about their environment, such as cause/effect concepts, through experiences. This article will provide…

Dental Health Sensory Bin

Dental Health Sensory Bin

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! To celebrate we set up a super fun Dental Health Sensory Bin with one of our favorite toy sets from Melissa and Doug! Materials: Ikea Flisat Table Dental Set from Melissa and Doug Shaving cream mixed with food…

Keeping it Simple: The Holiday Edition

Keeping it Simple: The Holiday Edition

Let’s face it, the holidays somehow sneak up on us every year! Between baking, gift gifting, and end of the year commitments, we are all exhausted and broke. To keep things festive (and frugal), the gals at WTP wanted to share some of our favorite…

Save the Animals Fun Arctic Sensory Bin | KidsPlayTricks Highlight

Save the Animals Fun Arctic Sensory Bin | KidsPlayTricks Highlight

We dove into the Arctic Unit of the At-Home Preschool Curriculum by KidsPlayTricks and wanted to highlight this fun arctic sensory bin we did! We had fun rescuing the arctic animals, playing with the water beads, and matching the animal figurines with cute printables. This…

Sweet Sensory Bin with Letters

Sweet Sensory Bin with Letters

Looking to provide your child with exposure to pre-literacy and pre-writing practice? Check out this sweet sensory bin we made with alphabet cookies and frosting! We love getting creative with pre-writing and adding a tactile component. Practicing in shaving cream, sprinkles, play dough, rice, sand,…

Pre-Writing Fun with Preschool-Aged Kids

Pre-Writing Fun with Preschool-Aged Kids

Before your child can begin drawing shapes and writing letters, they must develop a good foundation of visual motor and fine motor skills, as well as proximal strength for stable posture. They also need to develop building blocks of pre-writing through lines and strokes. Below…

Pre-Writing Fun with Nature Unit by KidsPlayTricks

Pre-Writing Fun with Nature Unit by KidsPlayTricks

When it comes to teaching pre-writing skills, our biggest tip is to keep it light and fun! This week we had some pre-writing fun with nature, using our preschool curriculum by KidsPlayTricks. The Nature Unit in this preschool curriculum provides the printables you see in…

Toy Story Sensory Bin

Toy Story Sensory Bin

Does your little one love Toy Story? Well, this Toy Story Sensory Bin was easy to throw together and is sure to be a hit! We’ve combined tactile exploration and functional play with an opportunity to work on fine motor skills. Materials We Used: Water…

Halloween Sensory Bin Fun: With Tips for Extending Play

Halloween Sensory Bin Fun: With Tips for Extending Play

Looking to have some Halloween Sensory Bin Fun? Halloween is one of our favorite holidays for sensory play. Check out our bin, the materials we used, and a few WTP Insider Tips on how to extend play. Basic Materials: Black Beans Dyed Rice (here’s how…