24+ | Clothespins 2

Instructions

With the clothespins, lay out several cotton balls (with various drops of essential oil on them) and ask your baby to pick them up and transport them across a small distance into a bowl/container. Have your little one smell each ball after the pick it up and try to name the scent or describe it.

The Science 

This is a sensory exercise that can help stimulate the brain, and enhance its openness to learning and novelty. In addition, as a bonus, your child is strengthening fine motor skills as they pinch and release the clothespin.