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

Gelatin Worms

Gelatin Worms Image

There aren’t many occasions where playing with food is encouraged, but gelatin worms give your baby a chance to explore the unique taste and texture that wiggly food provides. To make worms, you’ll need a package of unflavored or fruit flavored gelatin.

Make the gelatin according to the package directions for firmer consistency. Pour your gelatin into a square pan and allow it to chill. Once the gelatin is firm, you can cut the pieces into thin sticks to simulate the appearance of worms. The pieces should be approximately 4″x 1″ in length.

Once you have your worms cut up, you can seat your baby in a highchair. Place the worms on a flat tray and take the tray over to your baby. Let you baby explore the giggly gelatin worms with her hands and mouth. Chances are, this is a sensory experience your child is bound to love.

Gelatin Worms

Gelatin Worms Image

There aren’t many occasions where playing with food is encouraged, but gelatin worms give your baby a chance to explore the unique taste and texture that wiggly food provides. To make worms, you’ll need a package of unflavored or fruit flavored gelatin.

Make the gelatin according to the package directions for firmer consistency. Pour your gelatin into a square pan and allow it to chill. Once the gelatin is firm, you can cut the pieces into thin sticks to simulate the appearance of worms. The pieces should be approximately 4″x 1″ in length.

Once you have your worms cut up, you can seat your baby in a highchair. Place the worms on a flat tray and take the tray over to your baby. Let you baby explore the giggly gelatin worms with her hands and mouth. Chances are, this is a sensory experience your child is bound to love.