Sensory Winter Activities for Kids with Cerebral Palsy

It can be difficult for caregivers to find fun but accessible activities in colder weather for children with Cerebral Palsy, as it is for other children with special or complex healthcare needs.

The website SpecialKids Company suggested some winter activities. Here are a few sensory activity ideas to consider:

• Making slime
• Freezing toys in ice
• Painting
• Baking
• Playing with bubbles
• Music time

The website recommends getting kids involved with swimming, which is a great sensory experience for children with Cerebral Palsy. It is not only an opportunity to have fun; swimming also benefits children with special needs through exercise and even therapy. It’s important to contact the local swimming pool to find out if they have appropriate changing facilities and any equipment that might be needed to access the pool. They even might have quieter “sensory-friendly” sessions!

The website also recommends visiting a trampoline park or “soft play center,” some of which have quieter sessions for children with special needs

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