Friday, 7 September 2012

Bugs Sensory Bin

A few months ago Derin developed a great fear towards all kinds of bugs and insects. He used to scream his head off when he saw a fly or a bee in the garden.
We always reassured him that they are not dangerous and I am very pleased to say he has overcome his fears. My friend MarryAnne has a helpful post on overcoming bug phobias  on her blog Mama Smiles.
Encouraging Derin to stay calm when he sees a bug or an insect, asking it to go away,wawing them goodbye, reading books about them and exploring them all helped along the way.
I prepared a sensory bin for my kids which they enjoyed playing with during the summer holidays.



Oh and if you are curious about that giant spider, Derin loves spiders!


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16 comments :

  1. Sensory bins are so much fun! My little guy just loves them. :)

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  2. Leo'da bayiliyor boceklere, orumceklere dort yasindan beri gecmedi bu sevgisi. Olmus bocekleri toplayip bir kartona yapistirdik forenlere fenalik gecirtiyor ama leonun favorisi! bir kere bulundugumuz yere entomolojist geldi elinde kitaplari adami tum gece rahat birakmadi. orumceklere dokunuyor oglum isiracak diyorum nafile. salyangoz besledi, karinca besledi simdi akrep istiyor iyyyyy allahtan burada yok! hic korkmadi ama hep bocekler, sinekler vardi cevresinde belki ondandir. Iyi bir yontem tanimadigi seyden korkuyor ya insan. Benim orumcek korkum bahceyle ugrasirken gecti simdi goz hizamda orumcek agi ben altindan cicekleri capalayabiliyorum;) Aferin cesur Derin'e, sevgiler

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  3. Very fun!! My son would adore this.

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  4. My kids love spiders and bigs, they would LOVE this. x

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  5. We love sensory bins too. This is a cute theme!

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  6. I love the addition of a magnifying glass. Kids just love them! :)

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  7. Wonderful sensory bin ... and I love that you're helping your son overcome his fear of bugs! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

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  8. This is a wonderful way to explore bugs. (Pretend bugs are my kind of bugs.)

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  9. My little one loves sensory bins, and also bug when they don't move.

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  10. This is such a good idea for helping with a bug phobia. Glad you linked up to After School!

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  11. This is a neat sensory bin! What a great idea to help him play with insects/bugs in a safe way and overcome his fears. Thanks for linking up to AfterSchool!

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  12. The magnifying glass is a great touch! Pinning this.

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  13. Oh what a great idea. My girls would love this one!
    Thanks for linking to the Sunday showcase.

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