Fun and Affordable Sensory Play Ideas for Kids With Special Needs

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Sensory play is important for the development of all children—and that’s even truer for children on the autism spectrum who might have sensory integration issues.

Whether it’s climbing a tree, squishing Play-Doh through their fingers, blowing bubbles, or burying their feet in the sand, sensory play stimulates the senses and helps children discover and understand the world around them.

Kids become more aware of cause and effect, how things work, and what their own bodies can do. For children with sensory integration challenges, these types of experiences help create connections between the pathways of the brain that are responsible for processing stimuli.

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