Unlocking the wonders of tubes and containers for your little one
Babies are always on a journey of discovery, and recently, many have shown a keen interest in the mechanics of tubes and containers. This fascination doesn’t fade quickly and continues to grow as they approach their first birthday and beyond.
Recent research has spotlighted the importance of playtime with both tubes and containers in a child’s developmental journey. The findings highlighted that 14-month-olds who interacted with tubes displayed a level of understanding about containment, comparable to 21-month-olds who only played with containers. The key takeaway? Both tubes and containers are essential in enhancing a baby’s grasp of how objects relate to the spaces they inhabit.
Exciting ways to engage with a transparent tube:
- Secure the Clear Tube vertically against a wall. Encourage the baby to gently drop a ball through it into a Toy Basket positioned below. Watching the descent is a treat!
- Demonstrate how a ball smoothly travels through the tube, only to pop out at the end. Hand over the ball and watch the little one replicate the action.
- Place the tube at an angle using a cushion as support, creating a makeshift slide. Introduce a ball at the top end and let the baby delight in its downward roll before its grand exit.
- Bath time can be spruced up by introducing the tube and a buoyant ball. The floating dynamics in water offer a fresh perspective on their relationship.
In these simple yet effective ways, tubes and containers become instrumental in shaping a baby’s cognitive development.