Tugging box

This simple game helps baby learn cause and effect while also teaching them textures and colours. Grab an old M&Y box and puncture some holes in it. Thread various colours, textures and lengths of ribbon and/or laces through the…

Where did teddy go?

Show your toddler the teddy and say, “Teddy is going to hide! Can you find him?” When your toddler is not looking, hide the teddy somewhere. Choose easy hiding places at first and once your little one gets the…

What is missing

Place 4 objects on a tray, encourage you child describe each object and what makes them memorable. Is this one bigger or smaller than the others? How are they the same and how are they different?. Now cover the…

Colour sorter

With coloured pots and/or colour cardboard rolls as chutes, create a colour sorting station. Not only can you simply encourage baby to sort the colours while you announce each one that goes down the chute but you could also…

Copy cat

Babies learn by copying others, which is why this fun game helps to feed his imagination, encourage his language and vocabulary skills as well as improve his hand eye coordination. Sit with baby opposite you and play a game…

Co bathing

Sharing a bath together can be both fun and relaxing for you and your baby. Pour water over your baby’s body by squeezing water from a washcloth, swish the water around baby and play with rubber ducks, while singing…

Sock puppets

With just some socks you can build fun characters for your child to interact with. Make up stories and put on a play to help their imagination grow.…

Farm box

Our boxes can be used for all sorts! Here we have turned it into the base for a farm, keeps the sand in once place. Chat as you rearrange the animals with your baby.…

Role playing Doctors

Is your little one a vet or a doctor today? Role-playing is a great way of modeling new language and letting them be boss. Be prepared for a lot of injections!…

Let’s go shopping!

A grocers, market stall or café can easily be set up by raiding the kitchen. So much to talk about, but you might want to replace the eggs with something!…

Little cleaning helper

It is surprising how helpful our little ones can be as we clean together & chat about the rooms & jobs. Try them with a damp cloth – they can reach the skirting boards nicely!…

Vehicle box

What else can you use our boxes for? Maybe your little one has a good idea. Name all the vehicles as you make roads & tracks together.…

Little kitchen helper

Your work at home is funner for your little one than it might be for you! Let them ‘help’ in the kitchen. Early on they can have a go at chopping soft fruits safely & you will have lots to chat…

Discovery Box

Have a go at making a discovery box – why not use one of the boxes you get our products in? Just hide objects inside & see if they can guess correctly what they feel. For younger babies use…

Picture dominoes & Snap

Picture dominoes & snap can help introduce new words as well as introducing similarities / differences.…

Instrument fun

Baby will love to choose her own instrument. Pots & pans with a wooden spoon are effective drums and can keep time as you rhyme together. …

Bath time!

Enjoy early role playing games to describe situations familiar to your baby. Washing a doll or washing-up are always popular because of the bubbles but be prepared to get wet! ….one for the garden?…

New discovery baskets

As baby begins to babble & build his own bank of words, encourage his interest with new themed discovery baskets. Your own descriptions will gently model the correct way of him saying a new word.…

Discovery baskets

A quick look around the house will provide inspiration to fill a discovery basket. Different size balls, bracelets, scarves, fruit and veg, even leaves, cones and sticks from the garden. Think about different colours, textures, smells and themed objects.…

Face discovery

From day one your baby loves faces. Looking at albums together or photos is a lovely way to bond & tell stories about all the people they will soon know. Older babies will love to hear you describe how…

Musical beats

Add music to your rhyme time or dancing. Simple shakers are best to begin with. Go wild, no one is watching!…

Memory

Borrow toys from older siblings or friends to introduce new words to baby. Memory played ‘the easy way’ is a lovely visual stimulus for your chatter.…

Hide and seek basket

As baby grows and develops his pincer grip, you can super-size the discovery basket. Increase the fun by ‘hiding’ the objects in shredded paper or raffia. Rather than just say what each item is, ask a question and then…