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.

Discovery Box

Anna from The Imagination Tree recommends finding items with different textures, materials, shapes and sounds to keep baby absorbed as long as possible, while promoting independent play.

photo: courtesy of The Imagination Tree

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Have you ever made a busy box for your baby? Tell us about it in the Comments!

—Kelley Gardiner