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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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Children playing in pool.

Play

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!

Mother using rattle to play with her baby.

Sensory Activities

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!

Beautiful baby bathes splashing water and laughing and mom supports daughter by hand.

Play

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.

Mom gently hugged her daughter.

Sensory Activities

Tactile Sensitivity: What Parents Need to Know

Worried your child may have tactile sensitivity? Here is all you need to know.

Many textile tilda teddy bear toys in workshop.

Toys

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!

sensory hula hoop

Sensory Activities

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!

Adorable cute caucasian little blond siblings children enjoy having fun together with mother painting brush and palm at home indoors.

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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.

Preschool baby boy is using two hands to hold clear bottle to pour water beads.

Sensory Activities

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!

Young kids sitting on back seat, reading book while traveling in the car.

Play

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!

Girl with toy in airplane.

Parenting, Play

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.

Young boy looking at a light up toy in a dark room.

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.

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 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!

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.

Autism, Toys

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!

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.

Little boy using a bowl as a drum.

Play, Visual Impairment

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, Visual Impairment

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, Special Needs

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!