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

Moving Spotlight

Moving Spotlight Image

Playing moving spotlight will not only help your baby develop better visual skills, but will also help calm him/her before bed. All you need to play this game is a flashlight.

Turn the lights off so that the room is completely dark. Sit on a chair or on the floor with your baby on your lap. Turn the flashlight on and shine it on the wall. Once you have your baby’s attention, you can begin to slowly move the light.

To help you baby better associate words with objects, you can shine the light on objects and pronounce the name of the object. You can continue to move the light around the room until your baby gets bored.

Moving spotlight is a great game to play before bed. Make sure you avoid shining the light directly in your baby’s eyes. If your baby is afraid of complete darkness, you can turn on a nightlight, which shouldn’t diminish the strength of the flashlight beam too much.

Moving Spotlight

Moving Spotlight Image

Playing moving spotlight will not only help your baby develop better visual skills, but will also help calm him/her before bed. All you need to play this game is a flashlight.

Turn the lights off so that the room is completely dark. Sit on a chair or on the floor with your baby on your lap. Turn the flashlight on and shine it on the wall. Once you have your baby’s attention, you can begin to slowly move the light.

To help you baby better associate words with objects, you can shine the light on objects and pronounce the name of the object. You can continue to move the light around the room until your baby gets bored.

Moving spotlight is a great game to play before bed. Make sure you avoid shining the light directly in your baby’s eyes. If your baby is afraid of complete darkness, you can turn on a nightlight, which shouldn’t diminish the strength of the flashlight beam too much.