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

Water Play

Water Play Image

Your child already gets playtime with water during baths, but getting to play with water outside of the bath can be a very special occasion. The setup is simple and requires minimum effort on your behalf.

To set up some water playtime, you’ll need a pan and a sheet of oilcloth from the fabric store. Lay the oilcloth down on the floor so that your flooring doesn’t end up covered in water. Fill up the pan with water and place your baby down on the cloth with the pan. To make things more fun, you can floating bath toys to the pan.

Your child may be reluctant to touch the water at first. However, after some time, you’re likely to start seeing splashing and hearing cooing.

You’ll want to monitor your baby at all times during water play. Cleanup won’t be very difficult either. You’ll need to dry your baby and the oilcloth off with a towel. A change of clothes may also, be required. Nevertheless, that is all that takes to setup and cleanup water play time. It’s a great summer activity that can provide a few hours of entertainment.

Water Play

Water Play Image

Your child already gets playtime with water during baths, but getting to play with water outside of the bath can be a very special occasion. The setup is simple and requires minimum effort on your behalf.

To set up some water playtime, you’ll need a pan and a sheet of oilcloth from the fabric store. Lay the oilcloth down on the floor so that your flooring doesn’t end up covered in water. Fill up the pan with water and place your baby down on the cloth with the pan. To make things more fun, you can floating bath toys to the pan.

Your child may be reluctant to touch the water at first. However, after some time, you’re likely to start seeing splashing and hearing cooing.

You’ll want to monitor your baby at all times during water play. Cleanup won’t be very difficult either. You’ll need to dry your baby and the oilcloth off with a towel. A change of clothes may also, be required. Nevertheless, that is all that takes to setup and cleanup water play time. It’s a great summer activity that can provide a few hours of entertainment.