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E-learning module

Using Treasure Baskets to Help Children Learn

CPD certified online training Included in membership

Babies learn by using their senses. A treasure basket can provide interest and stimulation for all senses and also help build physical development as babies explore the contents


About this module

Elinor Goldschmied developed treasure baskets over 60 years ago for babies who could sit up but who were not yet mobile.

She understood that babies' brains grow rapidly at this stage, developing in response to their surroundings through the senses of touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight. A treasure basket is a collection of everyday objects chosen carefully to stimulate those senses helping the brain to make connections and develop.

Her practical ideas are still helping early years' practitioners and parents to provide the rich and nurturing environment that babies and young children need if they are to thrive mentally, emotionally and physically.

What is a Treasure Basket?

Topics covered

  • What is the difference between Treasure Baskets and heuristic play?
  • How Treasure Baskets help children learn through their senses
  • Where to start.
  • Keeping things safe
  • The role of the adult
  • Working with parents
  • Examples of What Treasure Baskets could contain
  • Linking using Treasure Baskets to the EYFS
  • Treasure Baskets, observations and assessment

This module is included as part of:

About CPD Accreditation

Step one

Once successfully completed we’ll send your name, email address and details of this module to the CPD Accreditation Service.

Step two

The CPD Accreditation Service will email you a certificate showing the number of CPD hours you have earned.

Step three

You can store or print the certificate as a record of your Continuing Professional Development.

About our online training

How many times can I use the module?

This module is available for you to re-visit as many times as you need and unlike some online courses, there is no limit to how many times you can retake the Knowledge Test at the end of the course.

How long do I have to complete the training?

For non-members the course will be available for a year from date of purchase. For annual members this course is included as part of your membership package and will be available as long as your subscription remains active.

Can I buy this training as a gift?

Yes, but please make sure you create a new account for the recipient rather using your own account. This ensures the certificates are issued in the correct name.