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  • Sarina Shirazee

Sensory Play

If you enjoy setting up “sensory activities” for your baby or child, by all means do! However if you’re feeling stressed by or pressured to create “sensory play”, take a look at how much sensory input your child is getting just through their daily routines...⠀

TOUCH⠀

• Feeling your skin on theirs when you pick them up, hug them, hold their hand, and play with them⠀

• Feeling a hug⠀

• Feeling water in the bath⠀

• Feeling a towel against their body⠀

• Feeling food between their fingers⠀

• Feeling the warmth of the sun on their skin⠀

• Feeling dirt, sand or grass under their feet⠀

• Feeling carpet or a rug as they crawl⠀

• Feeling wind against their face⠀

• Feeling animal’s fur⠀

• Feeling the toys they play with⠀

• Feeling different materials of clothes⠀

SIGHT⠀

• Looking at your face⠀

• Looking at the stripes created by blinds⠀

• Looking at patterns on furnishings⠀

• Looking at shadows on the wall⠀

• Looking at a rainbow projected onto the floor⠀

• Looking at books⠀

• Looking at raindrops on the window⠀

• Looking at clouds in the sky⠀

• Looking at different coloured leaves on a tree⠀

SMELL⠀

• The smell of dinner cooking⠀

• The smell of the toilet⠀

• The smell of shampoo⠀

• The smell of a flower⠀

• The smell of your clothes⠀

• The smell of rain⠀

• The smell of your coffee⠀


SOUND⠀

• The sound of the washing machine⠀

• The sound of music in the car⠀

• The sound of you talking to them⠀

• The sound of banging objects⠀

• The sound of rain⠀

• The sound of birds⠀

• The sound of cars driving by⠀

• The sound of velcro on their shoes⠀

This only scratches the surface, and I’ve only included a few of the senses (the ones often targeted in “sensory activities”).⠀⠀

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This is enough ♥️⠀

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