There are a ton of toys and activities out there in the world, but unfortunately I can’t review each product that I have tried in one blog post! 😀
What I would like to do is offer a general list of toys/activities/products that we have found to be fun, effective, and simple-to-use, that also happen to work on different important developmental skill components.
Whether at home or at work, these picks have proven to be OT and kid-approved!
3. Yeti in My Spagetti
4. Tricky Fingers
7. Lego sets
10. Boogie board
12. Peg activities (i.e.-Alex Peg and Layer Jungle)
15. Tweezer activities (i.e.-Lakeshore Feed the Bunny/Puppy)
16. Fidgets: Bug Out Bob, “Squoosh Pets” (Fun and Function)
18. Reusable sticker activities (i.e.-Play Scene)
19. Velcro food sets (i.e.-Melissa and Doug Pizza/Birthday Cake/Cookies)
20. Make your own creature (i.e.-Mr. Potato Head)
21.Rainbow Loom activity sets (I have found them pretty cheap at discount stores now)
23.Duct tape projects
24. Wikki Stix Activity Sets
25. Play dough activity sets
26. Putty activities
27. Lincoln logs
28. Pop beads (they come in different sizes, which affects the level of difficulty).
4. Spot It/Jr.
5. Find it/Jr.
6. Bounce Off
7. Rush Hour/Jr
8. Perplexus/ Jr.
9. I Spy Games…
10. The Multi-Matrix Game
11. Alex Button Art
18. Lacing Beads, Pop Beads
19. Think Fun Hoppers
20.Get a Grip on Patterns
21.Felt activity sets (they have great ones on etsy.com). This also works on motor planning and fine motor coordination.
22. Marble magnetic mazes
23. EdEx Rainbow Pebbles and Geostix
24.ThinkFun Swish/ Jr.
1. Body Sox (I like the Space Explorer from Fun and Function)
2. Resistance Play Tunnels
3. Trampoline (i.e.-Bazoongi Bouncer)
4. Balance Board (i.e.-Alex Monkey)
6. Fidgets (i.e.-tangle, dough ball, spiky, bracelet, bug-out-bob, keyring, isoflex, etc)
7. Alex Kid Concoctions-Magic Muck, Mix n’Slime, Slippery Spheres, Silly Squares
8. Moon Sand
9. Model Magic
11. Kinetic Sand
12. Super Snow
13. Hopper Balls
15. Brookstone Sand/sandbox/toolbox
16. Lava lamps
17. Fish/aquarium lights
18. Beanbag chair
19. Crash pad
20. Pop-up tent to cool-down
21. Aaron’s Thinking Putty (magnetic, color changing , etc.)
22. Indoor swing/hammock
23. Calming coloring books
24.Fort building kits (i.e.-Crazy Forts)
25. Indoor snowballs
27. Ned’s Head
28. Yoga Spinner Game
Have any other suggestions? Feel free to comment below!
My warmest wishes to you and your family this holiday season,