Babies are all about their senses. It is initially how they learn to recognize their mom, their dad, their siblings. It is their senses they rely on to learn all about the world. Providing them with the best sensory experiences and toys will help them build foundation for growth and further development, both motoric and psychological. And let’s not forget the joy they will get from playing with their new colorful toys, as the giggles you will hear from that joy is priceless.
A sensory toy is one that is specially designed to stimulate one or more of the senses. Sensory toys may be more appealing to children on the spectrum because they can help the child remain calm and provide the sensory experience they want.
Do the toys crinkle, light up? Can you shake them?? How do they feel??
And as they grow into capable toddlers, consider educational toys. Inspire their little minds by exploring the topic of science, the world, music, animals. Learn about many subscription programs available where for a fee (monthly or otherwise) you receive a packaged set of crafts, toys, activities that are age and child interest specific. Educational toys are important as they can help increase IQ and motor control, develop social and emotional intelligence, better concentration, and enhance creativity and other soft skills.