"Time spent playing with a child is never wasted" - Dawn Lantero
Blob small amounts of paint on some paper inside of a tray and let your little one carefully tip the tray to move the ball and create their own masterpiece.
Hang a shawl so the kids can lay underneath and add your spheres ontop. This simple engagement adds for many giggles as the sphere rolls around.
Planets / Galaxy
This outer space wonderland with sphere planets is a fascinating experience. Watch the Galaxy move and swirl and try dodge those asteroids!
Can you find other objects from around the home that match the size of your Spheres. Challenge accepted!
An all time favourite at NavyBaby is the bath photos! Add spheres and coat in bubbles, push them under and watch them spring up or check out your reflection covered in bubbles!
Caught your child gazing at their reflection? capturing this moment is oh so cute. Enjoy!
A collection of metal items is a treasure chest to a child. Noise sparks couristory and the fun begins.
Warm or Cold
Spheres from the freezer makes for a sensory experience! Oh that's cold!
Has your child (or cat) chased a sphere around the kitchen floor? Join in on this floor roll game and race them for the sphere.
Kids love banging objects. enter schema remark.
A lipped bowl and a sphere makes the perfect combo for some swirl fun. watching the sphere roll is mesmerising.
Let the mess begin while painting! Such an easy clean up and fun activity for all ages.
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Your child make take immediately to a play idea or not! If not, try again in the weeks to come! Re-offering a play opportunity is the key.
Setting the scene and leading by example often provides the child with a foundation to expand on. 5 minutes spent playing alongside your child could set the imagination off for their own independent play. Time spent playing with our tamariki is never wasted.