The Easy Peasy Play Box’s vision is to encourage and empower parents and caregivers alike, to give them the opportunity to easily spend quality time with their babies even when their lives are busy. At the same time, The Easy Peasy Play box promotes and supports your baby’s development through meaningful play by providing you with all the necessary resources and tools all packed up in one convenient box.
Babies develop skills in different areas of development and the activities in the meaningful play box were created with the following developmental areas in mind:
Cognitive development includes your baby’s ability to learn. It also includes problem solving, how they think and explore with their eyes and hands and figure things out.
As a parent, it is essential to nurture your baby’s cognitive development as soon as possible as this could provide a great foundation for your baby's growth. To encourage your baby’s cognitive development, it is essential that you actively engage in meaningful play on a daily basis. The play box will guide parents and caregivers on how to sing and talk to your baby and name and explain the activities they are actively engaged in. Various activities in the meaningful play box are focused on cognitive development.
Social and Emotional Development
This is your baby’s ability to interact with others. Examples of this type of development would include your baby smiling at you. It also includes your baby’s ability to establish positive relationships. By working through the activities and playing with your baby, you are actively engaging and interacting with your baby which builds their social and emotional development.
Speech and Language Development
This is your baby’s ability to use and understand language. To encourage your baby’s speech and language development do lots of talking about what is happening in your daily life. Various activities in the meaningful play box are focused on speech and language. As you work through the different activities, describe and explain them to your baby and include as much description and context as possible. Don't forget to sing as much as possible too.
Fine and Gross Motor Skill Development
Gross motor development involves how your baby moves their body. Fine motor skills entail the use of small muscles, particularly the muscles in the hands and fingers. For example, picking up small objects and holding a dancing ribbon ring (included in the box).
Gross motor skills involve your baby’s ability to use their larger muscles. For example, holding up their neck during tummy time, swinging their arms or kicking their legs.
Sensory play involves all activities that fosters a baby’s sense of touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory play supports all the above-mentioned skills - language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, and social interaction. Various activities in the meaningful play box make use of tactile, auditory and visual stimulation to support your baby’s sensory development.