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

Where's The Bell?

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Hide-and-seek is fun, but adding a musical component to hide-and-seek is even better. Find a toy with a bell, like a toy tambourine. If you don’t have one, you could always fashion your own bell accessory by attaching bells to a bracelet.

Set your baby on the floor surrounded by a variety of soft hiding places including blankets and soft toys. Hold the bells up for your baby to see and begin to shake them.

When your baby isn’t looking, hide the bells under or in one of the blankets or toys. One by one begin to lift up and shake the hiding objects. When you get to the object that contains the bells, you’ll want to shake the object without visually revealing the bells.

Watch your baby’s facial expression start to change as he/she hears the bells without being able to see them. Remove the bells from the object and show your baby before hiding the bells and repeating the game.

Your baby will thoroughly enjoy the additional spin on hide-and-seek that the musical component adds.

Where's The Bell?

Where

Hide-and-seek is fun, but adding a musical component to hide-and-seek is even better. Find a toy with a bell, like a toy tambourine. If you don’t have one, you could always fashion your own bell accessory by attaching bells to a bracelet.

Set your baby on the floor surrounded by a variety of soft hiding places including blankets and soft toys. Hold the bells up for your baby to see and begin to shake them.

When your baby isn’t looking, hide the bells under or in one of the blankets or toys. One by one begin to lift up and shake the hiding objects. When you get to the object that contains the bells, you’ll want to shake the object without visually revealing the bells.

Watch your baby’s facial expression start to change as he/she hears the bells without being able to see them. Remove the bells from the object and show your baby before hiding the bells and repeating the game.

Your baby will thoroughly enjoy the additional spin on hide-and-seek that the musical component adds.