Sensory bins. Can I be real honest? I don't care for them. Wheeewww, there I said it. It feels good to get that off my chest. I truly do understand the importance of sensory play. It just seems to me all the really great ideas for bins that Jude would like, are not age appropriate for Lyla. The ones that are safe for Lyla, Jude would have no interest in.
I put together a fall bin about 5 years ago and every now and then I pull it out. Whiz kid Jude, didn't even engage in the sensory side...he started sorting the objects, and counting the number of items he scooped up with the spoon. So I guess on the positive side, the bin helped add a math into our day. Learning is learning, I'll take it.
However approximately 3 minutes into our sensory bin play...I looked down for one millisecond, and Lyla grabbed, and dumped the entire bin all over the porch. I spent the next 20 mins of my life picking up pasta, beans, and corn kernels that were wedged into between the boards. Good times, good times. Truth be told Jude enjoyed fishing out the beans wedged in between the porch with a plastic spoon more than playing with the actual bin...go figs.
Tell me do you use sensory bins?
Do you like them or do you find them obnoxious, like myself?
What kind do you use? (obviously I am not using the right kind)