Dad's DIY 'busy board' is perfect for curious babies

The Bast Family shares all kinds of tutorials and hacks to make parenting life easier with their 358,000 TikTok followers. This time around, the Bast Family patriarch is back with another dad hack. Busy boards provide hands-on activities for babies that enable them to touch, explore and discover objects. Sensory experiences like this help their brains develop as they learn about their environment and utilize their five senses. "Is your mini human super curious? Find cheap items from the local hardware store and around the house," he captioned the video. The father then proceeded to hot glue zippers, wheels, bubble wrap, a calculator and other kid-safe props to a corkboard. When he was done, he placed the corkboard on the floor. His baby girl crawled up to it and had a full play station with objects she could touch and fiddle with. Parents on TikTok loved the affordable toy idea. The video snagged over 30,000 likes. "A lot cheaper than the ones they sell!" a user wrote. "Good for fine motor skills too!" someone added