When I received Asia Citro's book Fun at Home with Kids, I knew from following her blog over the year that the sensory activities were going to be spectacular. I love when life surprises me and better yet exceeds my expectations. Beautiful photography fills the pages, inviting to the eye to want to do the sensory activity. The layout is straightforward and clear. Asia's book inspired me to go back and take a fresh look at Sensory Activities for Babies as my 8 month old begins truly exploring the world with all his glory!
Fun at Home with Kids offers accessible sensory activities to families. Asia provides a guide to making these activities happen in your home or classroom across a variety of ages, materials, objects, and circumstances (to be messy or not to be messy, that is the question).
I am the mother of three boys age 5, 4, and 8 months. Beyond water play and beach excursions, I rarely gave my sons opportunities – when they were infants – to explore their senses in a way offered by Asia.
Totally Cool Sensory Activities for Babies
Here are a few examples of sensory activities for babies:
- Cotton Balls
- Large Pom Poms
- Discovery Bottles
- Pretend Soup
- Edible Cloud Dough
- Sticky Table
- Dry or Wet Oatmeal
- Frozen Gelatin
- Pumpkin Guts
- Gelatin Exploration
- Pom Pom Shapes
- Go Outside
- Nature Sensory Bottle
- Sensory Gloves
I'm looking forward to exploring the world with my youngest baby! I'll share ideas here with you as soon as I have a moment to stop chasing him! 🙂
How do you encourage sensory exploration with your babies?