With flowers starting to bloom and warm weather filling the air, there is an abundance of new sensory materials available to intrigue your toddler—to catch their senses, keep them busy and excited, and give them something new to play with. Of course, many toddlers (particularly boys) would rather run around outside just as fast and as long as you’ll let them. However, there will be times when they need to engage in quieter play; times when they can’t go outside to play, so you bring the outside in to them; and times when they need a little bit different kind of exploration for a little while. Sensory bins are the perfect quiet time activity. They tend to be very confined (though many of them end up spread all over the floor), and many of them can be prepared ahead and pulled out when you need them.