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

Bathtub Sticker Stories

Bathtub Sticker Stories Image

Looking to make bath time fun for your little one? Why not allow them to tell stories during their bath with bathtub stickers? You can purchase window stickers to use, but you can also make your own.

Take an illustrated picture book that you don’t mind breaking apart. Cut characters and props (trees, furniture, toys, etc.) out of the illustrations. Grab clear one-sided sticky paper and lay a sheet of it down on the table with the sticky side up. Place your characters and props down on the sheet and apply another sheet of sticky paper with the sticky side down. The sticky paper will effectively water seal your illustrations. You’ll then want to cut your characters and props out leaving a margin of an eighth of an inch around your illustrations.

Once you have your waterproof stickers, you can fill the tub with warm water. Place your toddler into the tub with the plastic covered illustrations. Demonstrate sticking the stickers to the side of the tub and watch as your toddler begins to create stories on the side of the tub. Your toddler will be well entertained with the way the characters and shapes seem to magically stick to the tub. While your baby focuses on the stickers, you can focus on providing him/her with a proper bath.

Bathtub Sticker Stories

Bathtub Sticker Stories Image

Looking to make bath time fun for your little one? Why not allow them to tell stories during their bath with bathtub stickers? You can purchase window stickers to use, but you can also make your own.

Take an illustrated picture book that you don’t mind breaking apart. Cut characters and props (trees, furniture, toys, etc.) out of the illustrations. Grab clear one-sided sticky paper and lay a sheet of it down on the table with the sticky side up. Place your characters and props down on the sheet and apply another sheet of sticky paper with the sticky side down. The sticky paper will effectively water seal your illustrations. You’ll then want to cut your characters and props out leaving a margin of an eighth of an inch around your illustrations.

Once you have your waterproof stickers, you can fill the tub with warm water. Place your toddler into the tub with the plastic covered illustrations. Demonstrate sticking the stickers to the side of the tub and watch as your toddler begins to create stories on the side of the tub. Your toddler will be well entertained with the way the characters and shapes seem to magically stick to the tub. While your baby focuses on the stickers, you can focus on providing him/her with a proper bath.