An Occupational Therapist's Wish List!
Feeling like the holiday season crept on you this year? Don’t worry. It did for me too. And if you’re anything like me, you’re still looking to finish up your shopping. Here are some great ideas for gifts for children of any age that will encourage sensory play and exploration, as well as important developmental skills. Plus, all of these toy ideas are screen free! I’ve linked an Amazon list at the bottom of this blog post which includes some of the toys listed below for easy shopping and even more ideas.
- Ball ramp or ball popper
- Ring stacker
- Play table
- Play cubes
- Sit to stand walkers
- Poppin’ Pals
- Push and spin toys
- Shape sorters
- Mega blocks
- Mr. Potato Head
- Stack and Sort boards
- SpinAgain stacker
- Laugh and Learn Piggy Bank
- Inset puzzles with knobs
- Art supplies & easel (paints, markers, crayons, dry erase, etc.)
- Pretend play sets (kitchen, tool bench, doll house, dressup,)
- Games! There are so many, but here are a few examples
o Chutes and Ladders, Ants in the Pants, Candy Land, Let’s Go Fishin’, Zingo
- Play Doh
- Duplo blocks
- Game Suggestions:
o Any games listed in the preschoolers category, Kerplunk, Guess Who, Don’t Break the Ice, Uno, Blink, Twister, Trouble, Sorry, Perfection, Connect 4, Perfection, Spot It
- Play tunnel
- Mini trampoline
- Slime kits
- Kinetic Sand (turn this into a super fun sensory bin!)
Amazon Link: http://a.co/0alA2Ez
Happy holidays and happy shopping!
12/10/2019 01:48:55 pm
Great list! Our kiddo loves playing connect 4 and usually beats his daddy. Lol.
2/5/2020 09:02:12 pm
Well, occupational therapist surely knows what's best for our babies! I am happy to see her wishlist; I am sure that moms out there would love to have it too. Every item that was posted above has its own reason why it was there. Its purpose is to make a child's life better and brighter since what we want for our babies is the sense of comfortability. Well, it was late when I saw that there was a wish list for toddlers too. Parents should check this out!
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