Sensory play is so important for little bodies, no age is too little. Incorporating sensory play for your baby can fit into your everyday life. It doesn’t have to be complicated, all you have to do is walk outside. It can be anything from grass and dirt to sand and water. Babies learn through feeling the different textures between their little fingers and toes. Smelling the grass, feeling the wind against their face, hearing the sound of the waves.
Sensory play simple means to involve your sense (think touch, taste, smell, etc).
The park, the beach (or sandbox), and your back yard are all packed full of possibilities for sensory play. We live in an apartment but that doesn’t stop us from using the small patch of grass that’s next to our parking lot. Babies don’t require a large space.
Keep it simple, allow for child led play, allow for them to find what they want to be enthralled in. Your job is simple: to observe and keep them safe.
For older baby’s you can start working on fine motor grasping skills and using the resources outside to help. An example would be a piece of grass in your outstretched hand that baby can work on pinching to get it from you.
Alternatively you can lay a light blanket or sheet over the grass/sand that baby can play on top of and feel the texture of the grass through it.
Feel free to bring along toys and scatter them on top of the blanket as well.
Be aware of the sun and your baby’s skin. We usually find a spot in the shade or create our own shade using an umbrella.
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Leila - Mud Mud Marvellous Mud says
I love this! Exactly what I did with my little man. Youi photos are too cute too! Thanks for sharing at the outdoor play party 🙂
I love that this showed up on my Pinterest feed beside all those complicated sensory boxes and baskets and labor-intensive (for mom) activities for baby. This is letting baby use her senses at its finest!
Alida TheRealisticMama says
So glad we showed up in your Pinterest Feed! I agree, sometimes us mamas just need something simple! Enjoy.