Summer is all about time together, getting outdoors, and engaging as a family. When not engaging in outdoor fun, there is plenty of room for fun and sensory development inside. Having awesome toys your children love on hand is key, and even better if those toys can aid in your child’s growth and development. These five toys are great for promoting development and fun for children of all needs.

First on our list is Learning Resource’s Gears! Gears! Gears! Lights & Action Building Set. This creative construction goes the extra mile in sensory stimulation, with colorful pieces, glow-in-the-dark stickers, bright lights, and spinning pieces. The control over design provides an outlet for your children to express their creativity, and with over 120 pieces your children will have unlimited possibilities to create their masterpiece.

Next up is Hasbro’s Elefun and Friends firefly-chasing game. This exciting and unpredictable game is designed to improve your children’s focus and motor skills. Kids will be jumping and laughing nonstop as they race to catch the most fireflies.

Melissa & Doug’s Fruit Cutting Set makes our list as well with its fun and educational qualities. The set provides children with the outlet to practice fine motor and social skills. And, as your children enjoy preparing fruit snacks, they’re gaining early exposure to the concept of fractions.

Monster Toss by Alex Toys Active Play is next on our list. This game is a silly and fun way to develop your children’s fine motor skills. With adjustable difficulty levels, this game can be tailored to fit your child’s developmental stage.

Last but certainly not least on our list is Vtech’s Tote & Go Laptop. This learning laptop has 20 interactive activities touching on math, reading, music, and puzzle solving. The level of difficulty increases gradually, letting your children progressively build their skills. This fun and friendly toy provides a way for your children to develop their verbal skills as well as their fine motor skills by working a mouse. Best of all, its portability allows your children to bring it anywhere they go.

We believe in the power of play. Play is an amazing way to help develop sensory skills.If your child has been diagnosed with a developmental disability, they may benefit from a variety of different toys to use at home, based off diagnosis. We are always available to discuss your child’s and family’s needs. You can get in touch with a specialist by calling Tiny Tots Therapy at 888-951-TOTS(8687).

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