The concept of the treasure basket was developed by childcare pioneer Elinor Goldschmied. They are designed to facilitate learning in babies and toddlers through play that provides a rich sensory experience and encourages freedom, independence and concentration.
The different objects included within a treasure basket are made from a range of materials that engage all of the baby’s senses.
It is through grasping and exploring the range of objects that a baby begins learning abstract concepts about the world around them (understanding that some items are hard and rough, others soft and intricate or cold and flat, and so on) as well as practising their fine motor skills through repeated handling of the different shapes, weights and textures.
All our baskets are especially curated to offer babies a variety of sensory experiences that can be explored from when babies are able to sit up unsupported and grasp objects (around 8 months) to approximately 18 months of age.
Our small all-natural basket can be supplemented with a variety of your own objects from home. See our FAQs for ideas on objects that can be added over time to provide new items for your baby to explore.
Handmade wicker basket with cotton insert (dimensions 30 x 20 x 7 cm), with a selection of 10 natural items. Please note that objects pictured are not exact items included.
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* Objects are not as toys and require adult supervision. Babies and toddlers should never be left without supervision when interacting with the treasure basket and its contents. Please see our FAQs for advise and tips on how to use a treasure basket.