Baby Play: Christmas Song Box

Five years ago I made a Christmas Sensory Box for Matilda Mae

sensory 2

This year I wanted to do similar for Edie

As she is the same age this Christmas

As Tilda was for her first and only

I wanted to do something similar

But not the same

And so together with help from Esther, William and Bea

I have made a festive sensory song basket

So we can introduce Edie to our festive favourites

Yuletide carols and Christmas classics

The song basket is proving to be a huge hit with all my children

sensory song basket

The wicker basket is filled with toys and puppets

That can be linked to one or more Christmas songs

The basket also includes some musical instruments

And some sensory books with melodies and festive sounds

christmas song book

We take turns to pick something out of the basket

That gives us a song to sing

figgy pudding

These figgy pudding bells

Help us to sing We Wish You a Merry Christmas

frosty the snowman

Frosty the Snowman

manger

Away in a Manger

twinkle

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

snow deer

Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

little donkey

Little Donkey

three kings

We Three Kings

shepherds

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night

starry night

It Was On A Starry Night

christmas tree

Oh Christmas Tree

rockin robin

Rockin’ Robin

snowman

Walking in the Air

jingle bells

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bell Rock

festive edie

Little Drummer Boy

The toys and puppets I have used in the basket

Are all safe for Edie

They have no small, loose parts

They are good for grasping and chewing

For cuddling and babbling away too

chewy cuddle

Edie loves music

She loves it when I

Or any of her siblings

Sing to her

She lives jingling bells

Clacking clackers

Banging drums

This baby likes to make a noise

noise

Edie also likes to rummage

She loves a collection of things

To look through

To examine

To inspect

rummage

I love watching her

Engrossed in exploring

Lost in her thoughts

Feeling smooth plastic

Cold metal

Soft fabric

Learning through play

Using all of her senses

sensory play

There is nothing more beautiful

More awe inspiring

Than watching a baby play

My baby play

Any of my children play

play

This basket of trinkets and toys

Has brought such festive joy into our house

I am certain it will be something

We recreate together every advent

For years to come

Adding in our new favourites each December

I have a feeling that next year we will need a dinosaur

christmasaurus

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year!

tilda at christmas

To play with Edie

And remember Tilda

What Christmas classic or festive favourite would you choose?

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