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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Safe Playgrounds: How To Prevent Injuries
Playgrounds are places for children to have fun, but it’s also vital to supervise your children and understand playground safety to avoid a potential injury.
Play, Sensory Activities
7 DIY Mess-Free Sensory Bags
DIY mess-free sensory bags entertain little ones and encourage sensory play and exploration of their senses.
Product Reviews, Toys
The 5 Best Montessori Toys for Toddlers (1-2 Years Old)
The Best Montessori toys for toddlers encourage the development of life skills, allowing fun simultaneously. Here’s a look at our top picks.
Product Reviews, Toys
7 Best Musical Instruments for Kids of 2023
It’s never too early to introduce your child to music. Take a look at these interesting, innovative musical toys and instruments to spark your child’s love of music.
Light Play, Sensory Activities
Glo Pals Water-Activated Light-Up Cubes for Sensory Play
Glo Pals are light-up cubes that are only activated when wet! You can play with them in a water table or in the bathtub for sensory water play.
Tactile Art, Visual Impairment
Accessible Origami for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Accessible Origami provides basic text-only step-by-step instructions on how to fold popular origami figures for people who are blind or visually impaired.
15 Amazing Imagination Games for Toddlers
Take a step back and let your toddler entertain themselves! Sound too good to be true? Check out these fun imagination games for toddlers that will keep them busy while...
Sensory Seeking Behavior in Children: What to Know
Is your child constantly moving, jumping, in your face, or touching things? These sensory-seeking behaviors are stressful. Learn ways you can help your child.
9 Kiddie Pool Games to Keep You Cool This Summer
Looking to keep your kids busy outdoors this summer? These fun kiddie pool games are both fun and cool!
Sensory Input: Everything a Parent Needs to Know
Your child’s challenging behaviors may have to do with their senses. Learn why they may act out and what you can do to help with fun at-home activities!
Unoccupied Play: Everything a Parent Needs to Know
Unoccupied play is your newborn's way of learning about the world, and you, through play. Find out everything you need to know about this stage of development.
Tactile Sensitivity: What Parents Need to Know
Worried your child may have tactile sensitivity? Here is all you need to know.
What to Do With Old Stuffed Animals You Don’t Want Anymore
If you’ve got old stuffed animals taking up space, don’t throw them out. Learn the best storage ideas, donating options, and how to repurpose these well-loved friends!
13 Budget-Friendly Small Sensory Space Ideas
Small sensory spaces can be just as effective as large expensive sensory rooms, but they can fit into both your home and your budget!
7 Fun Finger Painting Activities for Kids
Finger painting is the perfect activity for babies and younger children. You don’t need much to get started with these fun finger painting ideas for some messy fun.
7 DIY Sensory Bottle Ideas for Calm Down Time
Sensory bottles are wonderful for calming children and giving them sensory input. Learn how to make an easy DIY sensory bottle at home!
13 Fun Car Activities for Toddlers
Planning a road trip with a toddler in tow? These 13 fun car activities for toddlers will make your road trip enjoyable!
33 Fun Airplane Activities for Toddlers
If you’ll be flying with a toddler, you’ll want to be prepared. Our list of fun airplane activities for toddlers is all you need to make the flight more enjoyable.
Toys, Visual Impairment
10 Cortical Visual Impairment Toys for Kids With CVI
It's important to choose toys that are relatively simple in design, as complex patterns can be overwhelming for children with CVI.
Light Play, Product Reviews
The 5 Best Light Up Sensory Toys of 2023
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!
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.
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.
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.
The 10 Best Sensory Toys for Autism of 2023
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!