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

Bubble Pop

Bubble Pop Image

Popping bubbles is a fun sensory activity that allows your child to actively play in a safe environment. To be able to blow bubbles you’ll need a bottle of bubble solution and a large space for playing. If you don’t have a bubble blower, you can make your own using pipe cleaner. Simply twist one end of the pipe into a circle.

You can begin playing by placing your baby in the center of the room. Take out your bubble solution and begin to blow bubbles. Your baby may not know how to react to the bubbles at first. If this is the case, you can demonstrate what to do, by chasing and popping the bubbles yourself.

Popping bubbles can be a great exercise in patience for some babies. It’s not uncommon for a child to get overly excited. They may pop the bubbles before you can even blow them. In these instances, you can wait a few seconds in between each blow to provide a lesson in delayed gratification.

Do not leave the bubble solution unattended. You’ll want to make sure your baby isn’t able to drink the solution. Ultimately, bubble popping can provide hours of fun.

Bubble Pop

Bubble Pop Image

Popping bubbles is a fun sensory activity that allows your child to actively play in a safe environment. To be able to blow bubbles you’ll need a bottle of bubble solution and a large space for playing. If you don’t have a bubble blower, you can make your own using pipe cleaner. Simply twist one end of the pipe into a circle.

You can begin playing by placing your baby in the center of the room. Take out your bubble solution and begin to blow bubbles. Your baby may not know how to react to the bubbles at first. If this is the case, you can demonstrate what to do, by chasing and popping the bubbles yourself.

Popping bubbles can be a great exercise in patience for some babies. It’s not uncommon for a child to get overly excited. They may pop the bubbles before you can even blow them. In these instances, you can wait a few seconds in between each blow to provide a lesson in delayed gratification.

Do not leave the bubble solution unattended. You’ll want to make sure your baby isn’t able to drink the solution. Ultimately, bubble popping can provide hours of fun.