Erin came to me the other day and showed me her laptop with over 20 tabs open. She had been researching “sensory boards” and wanted to show me some of her favorite ones.
What is a Sensory Board? (Well it might have many different names but that’s what we call it). A Sensory Board is a board with items attached to it. It is mainly for toddlers – so they can explore and play. Items such as switches, velcro, rings, cups, bells, etc. Anything that a toddler would love to interact with. More importantly, anything similar to household items they may want to play with but can’t – so now we put them on a special board where they can play with it.
After a few weeks of talking about it and searching Google for ideas, we decided to build one of our own. This week I went on a trip to the local thrift store, where I found some door knobs, rings, small toys, and some plastic bowls and buckets. Then I went to Home Depot and (count my lucky stars) found the perfect size particle board (Dumpster Dove it!) and then went inside to purchase some rope, door stoppers, fence locks, and anything else I thought would be a good item for our board.
Bringing it back home I felt pretty proud. Suburban dad coming back with the spoils of the hunt.
Fast forward a few days of staying up way too late – and we are just about finished. I’m very proud of how it’s coming along and can’t wait to let our boys try it out.
Here are some photos of how it’s coming along: