Our top 10 picks for tactile sensory stuff!
April 15, 2019
- Kinetic Sand, Mad Matter, Play Dirt– perfect for open-ended play, but useful for academics, too! Spread out in a sand tray or cookie sheet for writing practice!
- Doughs and Clay– roll up thin strips to form letters and shapes, or roll out flat and use alphabet cookie cutters. Great for fine motor skills!
- Thinking Putty– roll into strips to practice cutting skills using child-safe scissors, or simply twist, pull and press.
- Slime– good for table play, especially while kids listen to books read aloud or are learning via video.
- Sensory Balls– grab, bounce, and roll these soft spiky balls while also working on hand-eye coordination. Hold and squeeze a small foam ball to keep hands busy.
- Grippies and Bristle Blocks– focused playtime is better with these textured building tools that have chunky pieces for easier building. Read more about the benefits of construction play!
- Sandbag Animals– these sparkly creatures are slightly squishy and can be taken anywhere with no clean up!
- Play Foam– another toy for table play, the tiny foam beads are squishy yet moldable.
- Tangle Toys and Wacky Tracks– fidget to focus with these toys that bend, twist and engage minds.
- Squishy Toys– squish, splat, squeeze these tactile favorites. Keep them in the car, backpack, or anywhere kids may need a diversion.
Be sure to check out our small toy catalog for dozens of tactile items you can pick up in the store today! While you’re there, look for multi-sensory handwriting paper, pencils with fidget toppers, and sandpaper letters and numbers to add to the sensory learning experience. See you in the store!