Holiday season is just around the corner! If there are children in your life with unique learning, sensory and motor abilities, now is the time to discover some sensory motor tools that make great gifts.
To help maximize the therapeutic and play value, consider texture, durability, long-term use and benefits. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Solstice, or even just the New Year our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide includes top picks for the upcoming season and you can always check out our Therapist Picks
for great recommendations to fit any child and any need.
Ages Birth to 3:
Babies and Toddlers are learning to understand their environment, move and explore. Toys should focus not only on safety but also on exploration. For those with limited abilities, toys should encourage movement within a secure space.
Our top picks for this age:
So now your kids are on the go. And they need to go with confidence. This age needs sensory motor challenges that encourage eye-hand coordination, balance reactions and age appropriate sensory solutions. Let's take a look.
Independence is what this age is all about. Be different but don't stick out. Learn to advocate for your own needs and respect the different needs of others. For this phase, we chose items that are simply yet subtly fun and therapeutic.
Social activity is at the heart of being a teen though they still want a sensory space that is just purely theirs and theirs alone. Aim for items that are truly sensory and yet highly engaging.
Some things we just don't outgrow. Our need for a sensory break, eye-hand coordination, exercise and overall fitness and well-being are a part of our lives from young adult to senior years. If you know an adult with sensory sensitivities, autism, Asperger, Alzheimers or ADD, look no further.
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From all of us at Fun and Function, our best wishes to you and your family for a safe, healthy and happy holiday (Christmas / Hanukkah / Yule / Solstice / New Year) season.
Use all products with adult supervision. Please review our detailed safety guidelines