MY TOP 10 SENSORY TOYS THAT YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS - Teaching Wounded Angels to Fly
MY TOP 10 SENSORY TOYS THAT YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE FOR CHRISTMAS
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If you’re anything like me you are just trying to make it through all the commotion of the holidays with your child who has a Sensory Processing Disorder. Every time we get into the car, I hear no less than 30 times, “Lights, Mama? Where Citmas lights? I don see them, Mama,” as my 3-year-old’s anxiety starts to take off.
Then, if he sees a giant Santa Clause or snowman, he spirals in another direction. FEAR! “I don like that Mama. I scared!”
So we are just trying to take things one day (and even one moment) at a time and pray to make it through the chaos of Christmas in one piece. So what are my top 10 picks for my sensory challenged child when I’m on a tight budget? Here they are!
PICK #1 NOISE-CANCELING OR REDUCING HEADPHONES.
To my toddler, these are actually a game. He feels like he looks “cool” in these headphones and at the same time, the amount of noise is quite less. These headphones have an NNR (Noise Reduction Rating) of 22 and, to me, it provides the perfect amount of quiet to help calm my guy down and yet, at the same time, enable him to hear if someone is calling him. I especially like it because it fits him so perfectly and at the same time, can expand to fit my head as well.
PICK #2 STICKBOT FAMILY PACK
My guy is totally into robots these days and these are the perfect little fidget toys for him to carry around, especially in the car! Do you have a toddler who has to have a host of toys with him whenever he gets into the car?
These Stickbots can be manipulated at the arms and legs and also have a suction cup so that you can stick them to the window or bathtub allowing for hours of creative play. They are inexpensive and fun and a little more durable than the Transformer Robots, which is also on my list.
PICK #3 SPIKE THE FINE MOTOR HEDGEHOG
This little guy helps build those fine motor skills using hand-eye coordination and, at the same time, teaches your toddler his colors. My little guy could stay busy for at least a half-hour at a time with this toy. I’ve noticed that the more he utilizes projects that involve eye-hand coordination the higher he scores on his placement tests. He was just admitted to a special education program and when he was tested, the first thing they noticed was how well his fine motor skills were compared to last year.
PICK #4 THE ORIGINAL STRETCHLACE ELASTIC SHOELACES
I have to tell ya, The Original Stretchlace is a hit in our home. Especially with my 6-year-old who has been wanting to wear his high-tops in like, “FOREVER” but he always struggles with tying them and then keeping them tied.
It’s also a hit with my toddler but I would recommend that you buy them in the next size up, especially for kids like my 3-year-old. That way they can be tied in a double knot and fidgety hands won’t want to spend endless moments untying them because it’s just so much fun!
PICK #5 TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS
Yes, this is a “boy toy” but what little boy do you know doesn’t like Transformer Robots? In fact, even I used to like them when my little brothers received them for Christmas. They provide endless fidget time for your child as they manipulate the robot into a series of contortions. It’s like a puzzle for their brain as well as working on their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.