DIY sensory board Addresses Tactile and Educational Needs of Child
We have already pointed out that a sensory board is an important tactile and educational toy for a kid on the autism spectrum disorder. What that board does is that it not only engages the senses of the child but also keeps them busy especially when you are travelling with them and they prove to be just too fidgety.
Luckily, you really do not have to buy a sensory board for your kid on the spectrum. No, you can as well make your diy board. Yes, a sensory board is one of the homemade sensory toys that you could make at the comfort of your home. But well, this demands that you are a hands-on type of parent and have the time as well as the items required to make your diy board.
So lets dig into the details.
Requirements for your diy sensory board
- Sandpaper and paint
- 60 cm by 60cm plywood or wooden cardboard
- Old latches and door knobs
- Old locks
- Colored numbers from 0 to 9
- Wood glue
- 1 inch nails or screws
- Old switches and calculators
How to make the sensory board at home
- Clean out the plywood with the sandpaper and paint it into your engaging colors of choice.
- With a hammer or a screw driver, fix the old latches, door knobs, locks, chain into place. As you hammer them, make sure that they are all well spaced out.
- Using the wood glue, fix into place the abacus, the colored numbers, switches and calculator.
You can also check out this video by next jeneration on how they did their diy board
And there you go, you have your diy sensory board! You could always add up other sensory bits into the board depending on what engages your kid or the their sensory needs.
Other play things that you can look into how to make for your kid at home include the sensory mat as opposed to buying one