For a few months one of Little Miss F's favorite things were scarves. She would giggle with delight feeling the texture of the scarf brush across her face.
Scarves were especially fun before LMF could sit up on her own. She would reach out for them and delight in games of peak-a-boo. Sometimes we’d drape them over her head and let her pull the scarf off herself. This gave her much joy--to suddenly appear before us!
Once Little Miss F. could sit up I made her a scarf discovery box. Using an old tissue box (I removed the plastic lining at the opening) I gathered about 4 or so scarves of different styles, textures, fabrics, and sizes and stuffed them into the box. I always left one scarf peaking out to pique LMF's interest. Grandma of course unpacked her closet and found a few more scarves to add to LMF’s collection.
I like to let Little Miss F. discover things on her own. I placed it down on the floor of the kitchen while I cooked dinner and let LMF explore at her own pace. For the first few days LMF only removed one or two scarves then suddenly she realized there were and more and gleefully removed all from the box each time.
Do you want to make your own Scarves Discovery Box for your baby?
It's easy - here is the plan:
Old Scarves or fabric of different sizes, shapes, textures, and textiles
An empty tissue box
Fill the tissue box with scarves. I believe I started out with maybe 4 scarves and then added more once my daughter began to explore this activity more.
Anna at The Imagination Tree provided inspiration for this idea with her use of a tissue box and fabric. Jackie at Happy Hooligans also shares a great idea of using a clear glass jar with a silk scarf. I'll have to try that with LMF sometime soon.
Update 6.08.2016: I put away the scarf discovery box for a few days out of LMF’s reach and eyesight. When I then took it out, Little Miss F. LOVED it! We had company over and she delighted in showing our guest her favorites.
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