Sensory Play Catalog

Sensory play is crucial for a child’s development. Sensory play can help your baby develop a better sense of  vision, touch, taste, hearing, and smell. While a child with cerebral palsy or other various disabilities may experience an abnormal degree of sensory processing, sensory play is still important.

Regardless of limitation, there are plenty of play ideas you and your child can engage in together. Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers has compiled a catalog of sensory play ideas for children of varying ages and levels of ability. Browse the catalog to find fun activities that are sure to excite and captivate your baby.

Sensory-Friendly Play Ideas for Families

Babble Talk

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It won’t be long before your baby can talk, but you should take time to capture all of the incoherent babble while you still can. This play activity only requires a tablet or smartphone.

To begin, seat your baby down in an infant chair or on the ground beside you. Fire up the camera on your smartphone or tablet and make sure it’s front facing. After pressing record, start talking to your baby. Try making noises and mouth vibrations as well if your baby doesn’t respond to normal talking.

You’ll want to pause after vocalizing for a few seconds to give your baby a chance to respond to you. Once you’ve recorded back and forth babble conversation, you can end the recording and play it back for your baby.

The recording will give your child the chance to hear and see themselves, which excites the senses and instills curiosity and discovery. Make sure to adjust the phone or tablet volume before playing the video back. You want to be sensitive of your baby’s hearing. Recorded babbles are great for learning, but they also provide you with fond memories to look back on.

Babble Talk

Babble Talk Image

It won’t be long before your baby can talk, but you should take time to capture all of the incoherent babble while you still can. This play activity only requires a tablet or smartphone.

To begin, seat your baby down in an infant chair or on the ground beside you. Fire up the camera on your smartphone or tablet and make sure it’s front facing. After pressing record, start talking to your baby. Try making noises and mouth vibrations as well if your baby doesn’t respond to normal talking.

You’ll want to pause after vocalizing for a few seconds to give your baby a chance to respond to you. Once you’ve recorded back and forth babble conversation, you can end the recording and play it back for your baby.

The recording will give your child the chance to hear and see themselves, which excites the senses and instills curiosity and discovery. Make sure to adjust the phone or tablet volume before playing the video back. You want to be sensitive of your baby’s hearing. Recorded babbles are great for learning, but they also provide you with fond memories to look back on.