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

Touch 'N Tell

Touch

There’s nothing more fun for an infant than being able to explore the world via their hands and mouth. Playing touch ‘n tell lets your baby do just that.

To be able to play this game, you simply need a variety of different foods. Place your baby in a highchair and place one of the food items on the tray. Food could include yogurt, bananas, cereal, oatmeal, spaghetti, etc.

Allow your baby time to play with the food and explore it with his/her hands and mouth. Once the food has been played with for several minutes, you can remove it and add the next food item. You should verbally name each food as you introduce it to your baby. That way your baby can start to associate the names with each type of food.

The different textures, tastes, and smells are sure to excite your baby. This game is recommended for infants 6 months or older. While possible, most younger infants cannot handle solid foods.

Touch 'N Tell

Touch

There’s nothing more fun for an infant than being able to explore the world via their hands and mouth. Playing touch ‘n tell lets your baby do just that.

To be able to play this game, you simply need a variety of different foods. Place your baby in a highchair and place one of the food items on the tray. Food could include yogurt, bananas, cereal, oatmeal, spaghetti, etc.

Allow your baby time to play with the food and explore it with his/her hands and mouth. Once the food has been played with for several minutes, you can remove it and add the next food item. You should verbally name each food as you introduce it to your baby. That way your baby can start to associate the names with each type of food.

The different textures, tastes, and smells are sure to excite your baby. This game is recommended for infants 6 months or older. While possible, most younger infants cannot handle solid foods.