Ever wish you could have a few minutes to make dinner, straighten up or go to the bathroom solo? Exploratory sensory play is the way to go! Try one of these genius busy box ideas designed just for the youngest players.

Anything Goes

Busy boxes are a lifesaver when you need a minute, but they don't have to be fancy. Just plop some interesting and baby-safe items in a box, and let baby explore, like with this random collection of goodies from Busy Toddler.

Photo: courtesy of Busy Toddler

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—Kelley Gardiner