150 items to Include in a Discovery Basket. A Discovery Basket or Treasure Basket is a basket that you fill with ordinary non-hazardous items for your child to explore. The theory behind it is that children are naturally inclined to explore and investigate to develop their own understanding and knowledge. Through exploring safe items that stimulate the senses, children are storing and retaining information about texture, taste, sound, appearance and scent.
Ideas for various squishy balloons. If E could take a walk outside with an adult and fidget with one of these, would it be enough to help him reset? Also, how about a matching activity where he would guess what is inside?