30+ | Digging Through Rice

Instructions

Fill a container with rice, deep enough to hide a few small objects within. Allow your child to explore and pick out the objects. Ask them to describe each as they discover. Try adding a drop of essential oil to the rice to make for a multisensory experience.

The Science

As your child reaches into the container, they are engaging in a surprising sensory experience with novel textures. Novel experiences promote neuronal growth and neural organization in the brain.