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

Shape Sorting

Shape Sorting Image

Shape sorting provides a great opportunity for your child to be able to learn about shapes and colors. It’s a fun game that encourages imagination, creativity, and concentration. To setup a shape sorting activity, you’ll need the following:

  • A plastic tub
  • 4 plastic cups
  • Aquarium rocks
  • A scooper
  • Assorted shape buttons

Start by pouring the aquarium rocks into the bin. Add a plastic cup in each corner of the bin and scatter the shape buttons around the bin. To make things even more challenging/fun you can bury the shapes under the rocks. Have your child dig out the shapes and sort them into a cup by color, or shape. You may want to pre-load a cup with a button so your child knows which color or shape belongs to which cup. To intensify the game, you can add a timer to see how many shapes your child can dig up and match within a specified amount of time.

Shape sorting is an extremely fun way to introduce your child to mathematics and problem solving.

Shape Sorting

Shape Sorting Image

Shape sorting provides a great opportunity for your child to be able to learn about shapes and colors. It’s a fun game that encourages imagination, creativity, and concentration. To setup a shape sorting activity, you’ll need the following:

  • A plastic tub
  • 4 plastic cups
  • Aquarium rocks
  • A scooper
  • Assorted shape buttons

Start by pouring the aquarium rocks into the bin. Add a plastic cup in each corner of the bin and scatter the shape buttons around the bin. To make things even more challenging/fun you can bury the shapes under the rocks. Have your child dig out the shapes and sort them into a cup by color, or shape. You may want to pre-load a cup with a button so your child knows which color or shape belongs to which cup. To intensify the game, you can add a timer to see how many shapes your child can dig up and match within a specified amount of time.

Shape sorting is an extremely fun way to introduce your child to mathematics and problem solving.