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

Inexpensive DIY Sand Box

Inexpensive DIY Sand Box Image

You don’t have to be a carpenter to build a sandbox for your child. You can actually make your own for little to nothing at all. Of course, you’ll have to buy sand, but the box itself can be made with cardboard.

If you have a large old cardboard box from bigger household items such as televisions or fridges, you can actually just fill those boxes with sand! Take the cardboard box out into the yard and pour in sand until you have evenly spread the sand to about a foot in depth. If you have sand toys, place them in your new sand b0x.

Sit your toddler in the box and watch as your baby pours, buries, and plays with the sand. Monitor your child while he/she plays to make sure sand doesn’t get in his/her face or eyes. Unfortunately, the cardboard sand box probably won’t last for very many play sessions. Nevertheless, it can provide a few days worth of fun and there’s next to no cost to put it together.

Inexpensive DIY Sand Box

Inexpensive DIY Sand Box Image

You don’t have to be a carpenter to build a sandbox for your child. You can actually make your own for little to nothing at all. Of course, you’ll have to buy sand, but the box itself can be made with cardboard.

If you have a large old cardboard box from bigger household items such as televisions or fridges, you can actually just fill those boxes with sand! Take the cardboard box out into the yard and pour in sand until you have evenly spread the sand to about a foot in depth. If you have sand toys, place them in your new sand b0x.

Sit your toddler in the box and watch as your baby pours, buries, and plays with the sand. Monitor your child while he/she plays to make sure sand doesn’t get in his/her face or eyes. Unfortunately, the cardboard sand box probably won’t last for very many play sessions. Nevertheless, it can provide a few days worth of fun and there’s next to no cost to put it together.