This topical guide on fun sensory activities will introduce you to important books, videos, and information resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.
You can ask your local public librarian how to obtain these books or contact us to request them.
- Come and Play: Sensory-Integration Strategies for Children With Play Challenges
LB 1139.5 .P55C76 2010 456178867
Redleaf Press, 2010.
This book explores common play challenges and intervention techniques to use when you observe children struggling to play. Focusing on large motor and outdoor play activities, this book also includes background information and sensory-integration play tips from an experienced occupational therapist.
- Fun with Messy Play: Ideas and Activities for Children with Special Needs
GV 183.6 .B396 2009 226911629
Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009
Beckerleg describes activities that children find fun while they are improving their sensory awareness, coordination, communication, and social skills. This practical guide includes suggestions for using different types of equipment.
- Positioning for Play: Interactive Activities to Enhance Movement and Sensory Exploration
Rachel B. Diamant & Allison Whiteside
WS 350.4 .D537 2010 437298974
This book for parents and early interventionists contains a collection of reproducible sheets detailing developmentally appropriate activities that enhance the movement, motor skills, and sensory abilities of young children experiencing a developmental delay.
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The web resources listed below provide quick and easy access to evidence-based online information.
- Say Yes to the Mess! Water Works
Playing with materials such as water can be an important outdoor experience for preschoolers. When children play with water, they can build fine- and gross-motor skills. They can also apply some basic principles of science and engineering. Also in Spanish and Polish.