Here is our shelf at 15 weeks. We mainly hope to work on- grasping and teething in the fine motor skills area in the next month. Here is a brief description of the material:
Top left tray- has a wooden rattle, crochet rattle and bell roller cylinder. We have continued this from last month. Please note, I have put away the bell rattle and silver rattle because currently everything goes in the mouth and they have sharp edges.
Top right tray– other rattles + cuddlies + teethers. They are being currently used for grasping and teething. Most of the items on the tray have been gift’s except Sophie, the giraffe which is a teething favorite.
Bottom shelf left tray– Anika loves bringing her hands together and she does it all the time! I put together a basket with balls etc to provide her an additional challenge. She loves trying to hold them during tummy time and it also encourages her to move. These have been collected over the years from $2 shops and random markets. The grey and white puzzle ball is a part of our Lovevery playgym.
Skwish toy– A favorite Montessori rattle + teether. I cannot recommend it enough.
Bottom shelf right tray- Basket with playsilks and baby paper. I knot the play silk on the edge and it makes an amazing teething material that is easy to grasp! We also love playing peekaboo with playsilk.
A note on materials– Most of the materials I have collected are “open-ended” like the play silk, various play balls, sensorial rattles (later used in heuristic basket etc) so we use them again and again for different purposes. Even though we love exploring all these materials, the most important “material/ thing” a baby loves is YOU (the adult in the environment). These are just some extra’s…