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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?

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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 this online training

How long do I have to complete the training?

This module will be available for one year from the date of purchase and can be accessed and completed as many times as needed during that period.

After one year, access can be purchased again at a discounted rate

This module is included as part of membership and available at no extra cost for the lifetime of the memebership.

Can I buy this training as a gift?

Yes, but please make sure you create a new account for the recipient and purchase whilst logged into that account. This ensures certificates are issued in the correct name.