There is no doubt that children with specific sensory needs benefit greatly from toys that meet their specific areas of sensory need but I love sensory toys, games and activities for all children. Play that stimulates the senses aids the development of neural pathways in the brain and these pathways are very important to learning, in early childhood, though formal schooling and into adulthood. Sensory play matters and so today I am sharing some of our favourite sensory toy ideas that make great gifts for kids, for Christmas, birthdays or any time of year.
Sensory Toy Gift Ideas for Kids
The ideas below are mostly linked to an Amazon or Etsy product link (affiliate links). These are suggestions only, to provide you with more information or a look at an item we love in our home, obviously you can shop for similar items wherever you prefer to shop.
Toys for Toddlers & Preschoolers
(that bigger kids will love too!)
Silly and Thinking Putty
For school aged kids
Liquid Motion Bubblers