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

Edible Mud

Edible Mud Image

Keeping your toddler away from mud is difficult, but you can make mud safer and easier to clean by creating your own mud. To create edible mud, you’ll need water, cornstarch, unsweetened cocoa, and a tray or bin to pour the mud into. If you’d like to create a game with the mud, you can take animal figurines and place them in the mud to have your child rescue the animals from the mud.

The mud can be created by mixing one cup of cornstarch with half a cup of water, and three to four tablespoons of cocoa.  You’ll want the consistency to be solid with first contact, but liquid as the mud is continued to be played with. To reach this consistency, you may have to add more water if the mixture is too hard and more cornstarch if the mixture is too runny.

When your mixture is the correct consistency, you can pour it into a bowl, bin, or tray and place it in front of your child. You child will undoubtedly enjoy mixing an playing in the chocolate goop. Be warned, edible mud playtime will almost always be followed by bath time. Nevertheless, the cocoa mixture is far easier to clean than mud, and you don’t have to worry about your toddler eating it.

Edible Mud

Edible Mud Image

Keeping your toddler away from mud is difficult, but you can make mud safer and easier to clean by creating your own mud. To create edible mud, you’ll need water, cornstarch, unsweetened cocoa, and a tray or bin to pour the mud into. If you’d like to create a game with the mud, you can take animal figurines and place them in the mud to have your child rescue the animals from the mud.

The mud can be created by mixing one cup of cornstarch with half a cup of water, and three to four tablespoons of cocoa.  You’ll want the consistency to be solid with first contact, but liquid as the mud is continued to be played with. To reach this consistency, you may have to add more water if the mixture is too hard and more cornstarch if the mixture is too runny.

When your mixture is the correct consistency, you can pour it into a bowl, bin, or tray and place it in front of your child. You child will undoubtedly enjoy mixing an playing in the chocolate goop. Be warned, edible mud playtime will almost always be followed by bath time. Nevertheless, the cocoa mixture is far easier to clean than mud, and you don’t have to worry about your toddler eating it.