Chicks and Bunnies Glo Bin

DOES YOUR KIDDO LOVE ANIMALS? MY LITTLE ONE HAS ALWAYS BEEN FOND OF THEM (AS LONG AS THEY DON’T COME TOO CLOSE OF COURSE!). I OFTEN INCORPORATE TOY ANIMALS INTO SENSORY BINS FOR HER TO PLAY WITH AS I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO SHARE & EMBRACE YOUR CHILD’S PASSIONS. AS SOON AS I SAW THESE DARLING LITTLE CHICK & BUNNY PLASTIC EGGS AT OUR LOCAL MICHAEL’S STORE I KNEW THEY’D BE PERFECT FOR A GLO BIN!

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THIS BIN LITERALLY TOOK A MATTER OF MINUTES TO SET UP. I FILLED A LARGE BUT SHALLOW STORAGE CONTAINER WITH WATER, DROPPED IN A FEW CHICK EGGS AND BUNNY EGGS, AND THEN ADDED ALEX & LUMI TO THE FUN. MY LITTLE ONE COULD NOT WAIT TO GET HER HANDS ON THE CHICKS & BUNNIES!

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SHE STARTED OFF WITH A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF THESE STRANGE NEW GLOWING ANIMALS. SHE WAS SO INTRIGUED BY THEM AND GOT TO WORK OPENING THEM UP TO RELEASE THE GLO PALS.

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WATCHING AS HER LITTLE HANDS WORKED SO HARD TO POP OPEN THE ANIMAL EGGS SHOWED ME THAT SHE WAS REALLY HAVING TO ENGAGE HER FINE MOTOR SKILLS. ANY ACTIVITY LIKE THIS HELPS TO BUILD HAND STRENGTH IN KIDS WHICH IS CRUCIAL FOR LATER KEY DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS SUCH AS WRITING.

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ONCE MY LITTLE ONE HAD POPPED OPEN ALL OF THE ANIMAL EGGS, IT WAS TIME TO ENJOY SOME SERIOUS SCOOPING AND POURING. YOU WILL BE AMAZED AT HOW LONG THE SIMPLE CONCEPT OF WATER TRANSFER WILL KEEP KIDS AMUSED, ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE ARE GLO PALS ADDING A BIG SPLASH OF COLOR.

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THE FINAL PART OF A PLAY SESSION WITH THIS BIN WAS SOME FUN ROLE PLAY, WITH MY LITTLE ONE CAREFULLY LOOKING AFTER HER CHICKS AND BUNNYS. SHE GAVE THEM ALL A LOVING WASH AND CUDDLE, AND WE EVEN SANG SOME FUN ANIMAL-THEMED SONGS TOGETHER.

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THESE LITTLE GLOWING CHICKS & BUNNIES HAVE BEEN SUCH A HIT THAT THEY OFTEN NOW JOIN IN AT BATH TIME TOO. THIS IS THE PERFECT LITTLE EASTER ACTIVITY!

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Lucy Baker