EXPLORE SOUND & TEXTURE
This invitation to play is one that catches you by surprise. It's SO SIMPLE, that you're sure kids will not be that excited about it, but they LOVE IT!
To create the invitation I gathered different containers and baskets from around our house. I wanted to try and find ones that were made of different materials and different kinds of surfaces. I set all of the containers out with some toy vehicles.
One of our little buddies was the first to dive in for playtime. An avid car driver–he’s always trying to drive cars on the walls, windows, and appliances–he started driving his cars on the different containers right away. And he quickly realized that the faster he moved the louder the sound. I could tell right then he was going to love this!
My youngest daughter preferred to start on a bumpy surface. She drove very slowly. Feeling the vibration in her hand as the bus moved along the ridges, she exclaimed, “Ooh, that tickles!” She was even more excited when she tested out the baking sheet. She lightly drove the bus back and forth, back and forth and giggled as it made “music, mama!” Click the link in our profile to read more about our discoveries along the way.