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

Snow Sculpting

Snow Sculpting Image

Looking for play ideas to keep you and your baby entertained in the winter? Snow sculpting may be the perfect activity for you! Simply gather fresh snow from outside into a bowl.

Seat your baby in a highchair and place the bowl of snow onto the highchair tray. Your baby may be reluctant to play with the cold icy flakes at first. If this is the case, you can demonstrate how to interact with the snow using your own fingers. Allow your baby to sculpt, manipulate, and taste the snow.

Once the initial bowl is completely melted, you can go outside to grab another bowl of snow. As you’re grabbing snow, it’s important to make sure the snow is clean. It’s almost certain that some of the snow will end up in your baby’s mouth.

If you’d like to try snow sculpting in the summer, you can do so by grinding ice cubes in a blender. Regardless of the season, snow sculpting is a great sensory activity that will give your baby the ability to experience snow firsthand.

Snow Sculpting

Snow Sculpting Image

Looking for play ideas to keep you and your baby entertained in the winter? Snow sculpting may be the perfect activity for you! Simply gather fresh snow from outside into a bowl.

Seat your baby in a highchair and place the bowl of snow onto the highchair tray. Your baby may be reluctant to play with the cold icy flakes at first. If this is the case, you can demonstrate how to interact with the snow using your own fingers. Allow your baby to sculpt, manipulate, and taste the snow.

Once the initial bowl is completely melted, you can go outside to grab another bowl of snow. As you’re grabbing snow, it’s important to make sure the snow is clean. It’s almost certain that some of the snow will end up in your baby’s mouth.

If you’d like to try snow sculpting in the summer, you can do so by grinding ice cubes in a blender. Regardless of the season, snow sculpting is a great sensory activity that will give your baby the ability to experience snow firsthand.