DIY Sensory Rugs for Kids

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Sensory rugs are so great for children’s learning and very beneficial for their development. Children are usually very attracted to sensory rugs which stimulate their senses with different textures and colours. The great news is that DIY sensory (massage) rugs are easy to make at home and are very affordable. They make the child’s playtime fun and exciting. These are great for baby and toddler room set up.

Maria Montessori was one of the first educators who noticed a connection between sensory stimulation and brain development. One of the main attributes to Maria’s success to help children reach their potential and achieved great results is her emphasis on sensory stimulation. She utilized children’s senses to teach concepts of mathematics, language, science.
DIY sensory rugs have great advantages, they:
– stimulate senses
– children LOVE them
– no to a minimum cost
– benefit brain development
– have calming effect
– beneficial for their general well-being
– great for children with sensory processing issues
– easy to store
– great for exploring different textures
The very exciting news is that you already probably have everything you need to create a beautiful sensory rug for your child.
Here are some ideas for materials you can use to create sensory rugs at home:
– buttons
– fabrics
– sponges
– beans, seeds, peas
– pebbles
– rocks
– plastic lids
– pencils
– straws
– curtain rings
– bamboo mats
– pegs
– corks
– marbles
– beads
I found these gorgeous examples of sensory rugs made by creative Russian mamas:
Handmade Massage Rug BabyBlog.Ru by Liza Source 
Massage Rug – Forest Meadow – Strana Mam Source
Handmade Massage Rug – source
Our Massage Rug – BabyBlog.Ru – Albina source
Handmade Massage Rug – Deti mail ru – Evgenija source
Massage Rug – Strana Masterov source
Massage rug – “Magic forest” – source
Pebble massage rug – Nauka Remonta source
Handmade crafts – Baby.Ru  source
Sensory Rug – Assorted – Krokozablik source
Handmade developmental rug – Yarmama.Ru source
An idea for a developmental rug – “Road” – Live Internet.Ru source
Sensory Playmat by Popeline Co
I hope you were inspired! I invite you to check out these great sensory toys and materials!

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8 thoughts on “DIY Sensory Rugs for Kids”

  1. did i miss how these were made? what holds them together to prevent then from coming apart? ๐Ÿ™‚ i am very interested in making these and am excited to start. ๐Ÿ˜€ I just don't know what is needed to prevent the items from being removed by little curious hands. this is for a sensory room. Thank you.

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