Our inspiring and tactile Treasure Basket collection contains an array of natural sensory products to offer direct hands-on sensory experiences. You won’t find any plastic or man-made materials here! Very much like you will find in heuristic play and Montessori principles, discovering and manipulating natural products can help to increase fine motor skills, build confidence and self-esteem, increase engagement by fostering focus, concentration and independence, and promotes a ‘no-fail’ method of learning. Some products are everyday items, others are more unusual, but all offer opportunities for children and adults to explore their world, with their hands, feet, fingers and mouth, to discover texture, weight, size, colour, smell, taste, temperature, sound and more. Helping to promote the curiosity, these items provide a natural product experience to stimulate the senses, and thoughts, and promote discussion, debates, and communication. Used in many early years’ settings to promote learning with babies and young children, Treasure Baskets extend a child's experience of the real world through play. In adults, and people living with dementia, experiencing and discovering natural products can help them reconnect with their environment, enhancing recognition and memory, increasing engagement, and sensory processing input. Natural products are ideal to create or add to a Rummage Box, or to bring the environment indoors.
exercise caution, these items are not a toy, some may have sharp edges,
small items can be a choking hazard, and therefore supervision is
recommended at all times.
BENEFITS: Increase fine motor skills, build confidence and self-esteem, increase engagement, focus, concentration, independence, curiosity, stimulate the senses, thoughts, promote discussion, debates, communication, enhance recognition and memory, increase engagement, and sensory processing input.