Creating Sensory Play at little or no cost
This book written by Wendy Usher contains hundreds of ideas using everyday items to create sensory play at home, at school or in play settings.
Learn about sensory integration and how to use sensory play to stimulate or calm children.
Throughout the book, we consider how activities can be adapted to reflect individual children’s needs. Perhaps a child who does not like touching messy play would do so by wearing latex gloves or a child who has a visual impairment can feel and smell bubbles if the bubble solution contains a little perfume or essential oil.
In each chapter, we offer simple yet effective ideas that easily be replicated in your own school or setting. Try making glow in the dark paint, or create a kaleidoscope from a cardboard tube and mirror card.
Children will enjoy the activities and through sensory play will increase their social interaction, communication, cooperation, teamwork, planning, motor skills and dexterity.
One of the benefits of sensory play is that you don’t need to finish something, the taking part is the play itself.
Excellent for children who have low self-esteem and confidence, those children who need something to do with their feelings and emotions, those who find it hard to be with others.
“I never knew I could make the Northern Lights by just using jelly and torch! Amazing book, really looking forward to doing this activities with our children” – teacher Hammersmith