Mix cornstarch and water and magic happens! A solid when you scoop it up, a liquid as you hold it. Sooooo much fun and teaches the different properties of solid and liquid states. You can add colours for more stimulating fun.
14. Baby Rattle
Every household has plastic containers of some kind. Bottles, lunchboxes, leftover Chinese takeway containers… anything that can be dropped and has a lid can be transformed into a baby rattle. Just add dry rice, macaroni, buttons or anything else that makes a great sound when it is shaken.
15. Masking tape ball
Start with a small ball and wrap masking tape around it, with the sticky side facing out. Bub will be captivated by the sticky sensation! Be sure not to keep this one around for too long though, as it will collect absolutely EVERYTHING from the floor…
The Importance of Sensory Play to your Child
Sensory play is something that everyone can enjoy, and something autism expert Dr Richard Solomon believes the one in 160 Australian children aged between six and 12 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder would benefit from.
“Sensory play is very engaging and yet most parents don’t think of it being very helpful. It will engage a child (with autism) much more than puzzles or books … that’s the first step, to get a connection and the next step is language,” he says.