Sensory play is such an important part of baby play, and this activity from Julie is a perfect way to explore sound with your little one!
When you think of baby sensory play, what comes to mind? Touch? Smell? And maybe sight?
We often focus on just a few of the senses. So, I recently put together this sensory activity to expose my baby to the often-forgotten sense of sound!
Here are 48 more non-touch sensory activities!
Before I brought my baby into the activity, I gathered some supplies. You can easily make substitutions to this list with whatever you have on hand.
- Small plastic containers
- Dried beans
- Wooden blocks
- A baby and a blanket!
For this activity, I started my baby out on her tummy.
I gently tapped each container against the floor to make different rattling noises. I clicked the spoons and blocks together, too.
She loved hearing different sounds and patterns!
Another way to incorporate language learning is to describe what you’re doing. “I’m going to tap the spoons! Tap, tap, tap. Now let’s shake the rice! Shake, shake, shake.”
It may sound silly to you, but your baby will be all smiles!
Find more simple baby play activities here!
When my daughter got tired of being on her tummy, I rolled her over to her back.
In this position, I touched the plastic containers and spoons to her hands and let her “help” me create the sounds.
Since babies learn through their senses, it helps to give them a wide range of sensory experiences. Try to engage as many senses as possible in each activity.
It doesn’t have to be complicated. Simple is better!
If you’re looking for more baby sensory play ideas, your baby will love this ice sensory activity, too!