by: Amy Bumgarner, OTR/L and MIchlle Yoder, OTR/L
Today is the last installment of our occupational therapist’s suggestions for the perfect toy. This is just in time for those last minute shoppers!
- HugglePod Swing and Hangout- provides vestibular stimulation while offering a cozy spot to slow down and relax
- Kinetic Sand- while it’s an excellent tactile activity, it will also enhance fine motor skills, language and social skills and imagination
- Brain Food Putty or Aaron’s Putty- resistive, tactile media that will wake up the senses, while strengthening the hands and fine motor skills
- Play-Doh Fun Factory – This is great for hand strengthening too! I love the mini one to work on pinch strength.
Travel Toys (Anything magnetic makes traveling a cinch!):