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

Hot or Cold Treasure Hunt

Hot or Cold Treasure Hunt Image

Remember how fun treasure hunts were as a child? You can give your children the same joy by setting up a hot or cold treasure hunting game. To start, you’ll need to pick a special toy or treat that will peak your child’s interests and make their search worthwhile.

Before playing the game, you’ll want to make sure that the play space is safe, without will break or cause injury during the hunt. Hide your item somewhere that won’t be too difficult to find. Explain to your child that you’ve hidden treasure and you’ll shout hot if they’re getting closer to the hiding spot or cold if they’re getting further away.

Let you child search the room, scouring for the location of the treasure. Provide direction and hints using hot or cold to steer your child closer to the hiding spot. Once the treasure is found, you can re-hide it or hide a new treasure item until your child gets bored with the game.

Playing a treasure hunting game gives your child the opportunity to interact with household items and use problem solving skills to find the hidden items. It’s a game that’s well worth playing if you have the time.

Hot or Cold Treasure Hunt

Hot or Cold Treasure Hunt Image

Remember how fun treasure hunts were as a child? You can give your children the same joy by setting up a hot or cold treasure hunting game. To start, you’ll need to pick a special toy or treat that will peak your child’s interests and make their search worthwhile.

Before playing the game, you’ll want to make sure that the play space is safe, without will break or cause injury during the hunt. Hide your item somewhere that won’t be too difficult to find. Explain to your child that you’ve hidden treasure and you’ll shout hot if they’re getting closer to the hiding spot or cold if they’re getting further away.

Let you child search the room, scouring for the location of the treasure. Provide direction and hints using hot or cold to steer your child closer to the hiding spot. Once the treasure is found, you can re-hide it or hide a new treasure item until your child gets bored with the game.

Playing a treasure hunting game gives your child the opportunity to interact with household items and use problem solving skills to find the hidden items. It’s a game that’s well worth playing if you have the time.