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

I Spy Sensory Tub

I Spy Sensory Tub Image

Sensory tubs are fun by nature, but you can add an additional layer of fun by turning the tub experience into a game. To create your tub and set up the I Spy game, you’ll need a large plastic tub and an assortment of child-friendly objects.

Start by filling the tub with your child-friendly objects. These objects could include Legos, crayons, popsicle sticks, dice, action figures, wooden blocks, marbles, etc. As your filling the tub, you’ll want to pick four or five objects that will by your I Spy objects. Those objects should only be included in the tub once. Add your I Spy objects and mix everything around.

Place the tub in front of your child and ask them to dig out your I Spy objects. Your child will have a fun time digging in and rummaging around to find the correct objects. The game could be a great way to help your child become more familiar with various shapes, colors, and concepts. If all of the objects have been found, you can pick new objects and mix them into the tub to continue playing.

I Spy Sensory Tub

I Spy Sensory Tub Image

Sensory tubs are fun by nature, but you can add an additional layer of fun by turning the tub experience into a game. To create your tub and set up the I Spy game, you’ll need a large plastic tub and an assortment of child-friendly objects.

Start by filling the tub with your child-friendly objects. These objects could include Legos, crayons, popsicle sticks, dice, action figures, wooden blocks, marbles, etc. As your filling the tub, you’ll want to pick four or five objects that will by your I Spy objects. Those objects should only be included in the tub once. Add your I Spy objects and mix everything around.

Place the tub in front of your child and ask them to dig out your I Spy objects. Your child will have a fun time digging in and rummaging around to find the correct objects. The game could be a great way to help your child become more familiar with various shapes, colors, and concepts. If all of the objects have been found, you can pick new objects and mix them into the tub to continue playing.