Last Minute Toy Suggestions that will Help Develop Skills!
12/18/2014 by Laura Heil, B.S., OTR
Do you know of a child or does your child have fine motor, visual perceptual, auditory processing or sensory issues and you need some last minute gift ideas for the holidays? Need another suggestion other than video games or iPods? Parents are always asking for gift/toy suggestions so I started to compile a list and then asked my fellow colleagues at CSS for their suggestions. Check it out!

Sensory Integration:

3D Feel & Find
Kidoozie Hop & Squeak Pogo Jumper
Kinetic Sand
Language Cards - Nouns (Around the House)
Sensory Balls
Spin Around Kids
Ultra Stomp Rocket®

Visual Memory, Sorting, Tracking:
Alphabet Go Fish! Card Game
Let’s Go Fishin’
Rush Hour
Uno
Zingo!

Fine Motor:
Operation
Wok ‘N Roll
Don’t Spill the Beans
Lace & Trace Shapes
Hungry Monkey Motor Skills Game
Hungry Dog Motor Skills Game
Hungry Bunny Motor Skills Game
Jumpin’ Monkeys
Avalanche Fruit Stand
Hi Ho Cherry-O
Pop-up Pirate

Tactile Processing:
Sand by Brookstone
Make Your Own Slime Kit (older children 7+)
Play Doh
Kinetic Sand
My First Science Kit

Gross Motor/Motor Planning:
Super Slider Zoom Ball
Kidoozie Super Skipper
Auditory Processing/Following Directions:
Hullabaloo
The Cat in the Hat I Can Do That! Game
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