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

Baby Massage

Baby Massage Image

Your baby will begin to respond to touch immediately after birth. You can delight your child with the comfort of a soothing hand by providing your baby with a massage. All you’ll need to provide a massage is a blanket or towel and baby lotion.

Begin by spreading the blanket or towel out on the floor. From there you can place your baby on the blanket with his/her tummy down. Pour some of the lotion onto your hands and rub your hands together to warm up the lotion. Once the lotion is warm, you can begin applying it to your baby. Start at the neck and work your way down to shoulders, back, and feet.

Be careful not to apply too much pressure, as a lot of pressure could give your baby rug burn. You’ll also want to avoid massaging anywhere near your baby’s eyes. Make sure the lotion you decide to apply doesn’t contain anything your baby is allergic to. The tactical comfort of your touch during a massage can go a long way for your child.

Baby Massage

Baby Massage Image

Your baby will begin to respond to touch immediately after birth. You can delight your child with the comfort of a soothing hand by providing your baby with a massage. All you’ll need to provide a massage is a blanket or towel and baby lotion.

Begin by spreading the blanket or towel out on the floor. From there you can place your baby on the blanket with his/her tummy down. Pour some of the lotion onto your hands and rub your hands together to warm up the lotion. Once the lotion is warm, you can begin applying it to your baby. Start at the neck and work your way down to shoulders, back, and feet.

Be careful not to apply too much pressure, as a lot of pressure could give your baby rug burn. You’ll also want to avoid massaging anywhere near your baby’s eyes. Make sure the lotion you decide to apply doesn’t contain anything your baby is allergic to. The tactical comfort of your touch during a massage can go a long way for your child.