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Discover fun and creative ideas to encourage play time with toys, light play, music, multi-sensory activities and tactile art. Also find seasonal holiday crafts!

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Close up shot of a baby boy having fun in a sensory group with illuminated toys.

Light Play, Product Reviews

The 5 Best Light Up Sensory Toys of 2022

Light-up sensory toys have become a popular choice for helping children calm down. With our list of the best, you’re sure to find a toy your child loves!

Ivan relaxing in his body sock.

Sensory Activities

Body Socks: 10 Fun Sensory Play Activities for Kids

Body socks are incredibly versatile and can be both calming or stimulating, depending on how you use them.

A girl on her belly on a scooter board reaches for rings.

Sensory Activities

Scooter Board Activities: 18 Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

Scooter boards provide sensory input and limitless options for play. They promote cognitive, speech, and motor development while encouraging self-regulation.

Baby sitting on a chair at home is grabbing food inside the bowl.

Sensory Activities

21 DIY Sensory Activities for Infants

We've gathered some effortless, inexpensive ways to create a variety of sensory play activities for you and your little one to enjoy.

Sensory experiences for autistic boy.

Product Reviews, Sensory Activities

The 10 Best Sensory Toys for Autism of 2022

There are many sensory toys for children with special needs that will help develop their sensory systems as well as being fun. Here are a few of the best!

Ocean sensory table idea.

Sensory Activities

12 Seasonal Sensory Table Ideas for Hands-On Learning

A sensory table is a container and table in one where you can set up fun materials for your child to explore and learn using their hands.

Upset toddler having a meltdown.

Behavior, Sensory Activities

Sensory Meltdown Survival Guide for Parents

There are many remedies to handle your child’s sensory meltdown. They vary based on the environment and the type of sensitivities your child experiences. 

Little boy using a bowl as a drum.

Play, Special Needs

The 8 Best Indoor Activities for Blind Kids

Finding fun activities for your visually impaired child can be a challenge, especially when you are stuck inside all day!

A little boy outside playing with water beads.

Sensory Activities

Water Beads: 7 Fun Sensory Play Activities for Kids

Water bead sensory play is ideal for children 5+ years old and can help kids develop fine and gross motor, language, and social skills.

A stepping stone path in a sensory garden.

Sensory Activities, Special Needs

Creating a Sensory Garden for Your Special Needs Child

Anyone can benefit from the sensory experiences in a garden, but sensory gardens are particularly ideal for children with special needs.

Parenting, Toys

How To Clean Bath Toys: 7 Simple, Safe & Effective Tips

Bath toys are fantastic. Unless yours are filled with mold, of course. Here’s all you need to know about how to clean bath toys safely and effectively.

little girl on a platform swing

Sensory Activities, Special Needs

The 8 Best Sensory Swings for Kids with Special Needs

Sensory swings can create a relaxing space for any child, but they are particularly useful for children with special needs.

Tactile eggs.

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Tactile Art

11 DIY Tactile Easter Eggs for Kids with Visual Impairments

We'll show you how to make tactile Easter eggs for kids who are blind by adding textures or other tactile elements to your dyed eggs.

A completed leprechaun trap.

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Leprechaun Trap: 3 Accessibility Tips for Special Needs

Leprechaun traps are a traditional March school project and they can be effective special needs curriculum additions as well!

Cleaning toys.

Parenting, Toys

How To Clean Baby Toys: The Ultimate Guide

It’s essential to know how to clean baby toys safely and effectively to prevent them from becoming a breeding ground for harmful bacteria.

Wooden toys in a box.

Parenting, Toys

How To Clean Wooden Toys: Simple, Safe & Effective Tips

As long as you know how to clean wooden toys effectively, they should continue looking great for generations.

Sensory toys

Product Reviews, Sensory Activities

The 9 Best Sensory Toys for Toddlers of 2022

We've rounded up the nine best sensory toys for toddlers to help you decide what experience will best suit your child.

50 Sensory-Friendly Nonfood Items to Hide in Easter Eggs

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

50+ Sensory-Friendly Nonfood Items to Hide in Easter Eggs

Our list of sensory-friendly nonfood toys to hide in Easter eggs for all those kids who can't or don't eat candy, including kids who are blind, deafblind, autistic or have...

little boy with a bubble tube

Behavior, Sensory Activities

Make Your Own Sensory Room on a Budget

A sensory room is a special space where children with sensory processing disorders or other sensory impairments can focus on limited sensory stimuli.

dirty squishy toys

Toys

How To Clean Squishy Toys: Tips For Every Type of Squishy Toy

Once you know how to clean squishy toys you'll have your foam, silicone, and fabric-covered squishy toys restored and clean in no time!

Crawligator

Fine and Gross Motor, Toys

Crawligator Tummy Time Support

The Crawligator is a safe and fun way to promote tummy time by supporting crawling mobility and helping develop gross motor skills.

20 Multi-Sensory Easter Basket Ideas for Kids with Sensory Impairments

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

20 Multi-Sensory Easter Basket Ideas for Kids with Sensory Impairments

Here are our favorite favorite tactile, talking and developmental Easter toys that would be perfect for your multi-sensory Easter basket.

a little girl opening a christmas present

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

The Best Christmas Toys for Blind Children!

Find the best toys for blind or visually impaired babies and children for Christmas. For all ages and all abilities!

little boy looking in a Christmas stocking

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

30 Multi-Sensory Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids with Sensory Impairments

Here's our list of 30 small multi-sensory toys that are perfect for kids who are blind, deafblind, autistic or have a sensory processing disorder (SPD).