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

Mouth Music

Mouth Music Image

You don’t have to know how to play an instrument to make music for your baby. In fact, your child will probably enjoy hearing a variety of sounds coming from your mouth more than an hearing an actual instrument.

Start by holding your baby in your lap facing you so that your face and mouth can be seen clearly. From there you can start to make a number of noises and sounds to capture your baby’s attention. Sounds could include:

  • Animal noises such as a cow, sheep, duck, horse, pig, chicken, rooster, donkey, wolf, monkey, bird, or snake
  • Blowing your lips like a motorboat
  • Clicking your tongue
  • Smacking your lips like a smooching noise
  • Gurgling, squeaking, growling, or cooing sounds
  • Whistling, singing, or humming

Your baby will be delighted hearing a variety of different sounds and watching as your mouth takes different shapes to produce the different sounds. It’s even possibly your baby may try to imitate you.

Mouth Music

Mouth Music Image

You don’t have to know how to play an instrument to make music for your baby. In fact, your child will probably enjoy hearing a variety of sounds coming from your mouth more than an hearing an actual instrument.

Start by holding your baby in your lap facing you so that your face and mouth can be seen clearly. From there you can start to make a number of noises and sounds to capture your baby’s attention. Sounds could include:

  • Animal noises such as a cow, sheep, duck, horse, pig, chicken, rooster, donkey, wolf, monkey, bird, or snake
  • Blowing your lips like a motorboat
  • Clicking your tongue
  • Smacking your lips like a smooching noise
  • Gurgling, squeaking, growling, or cooing sounds
  • Whistling, singing, or humming

Your baby will be delighted hearing a variety of different sounds and watching as your mouth takes different shapes to produce the different sounds. It’s even possibly your baby may try to imitate you.