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

Hidden Music

Hidden Music Image

Hiding music will enhance your child’s visual and hearing senses. To play this game you’ll need a musical toy or a battery powered cassette player. Turn on the musical toy and enter your child’s playroom. Hide the toy somewhere within the playroom and ask your child to enter the room.

Your toddler will listen for the sounds of the toy to determine where it’s hidden. Keep your toddlers ability in mind when hiding the toy. You don’t want to hide it so well that it can’t be found. You also don’t want your toddler to have to climb or overturn things to be able to find the toy, as those activities can be dangerous at such a young age.

Once your toddler has found the toy, you can ask him/her to step out of the room and proceed to hide it again.

Hidden Music

Hidden Music Image

Hiding music will enhance your child’s visual and hearing senses. To play this game you’ll need a musical toy or a battery powered cassette player. Turn on the musical toy and enter your child’s playroom. Hide the toy somewhere within the playroom and ask your child to enter the room.

Your toddler will listen for the sounds of the toy to determine where it’s hidden. Keep your toddlers ability in mind when hiding the toy. You don’t want to hide it so well that it can’t be found. You also don’t want your toddler to have to climb or overturn things to be able to find the toy, as those activities can be dangerous at such a young age.

Once your toddler has found the toy, you can ask him/her to step out of the room and proceed to hide it again.