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The best sensory toys for babies

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Your child’s early years are the most important in terms of development. Through sensory play, kids of all abilities and needs can build the nerve connections that will help them complete more complex learning tasks.

Sensory toys are also known to help calm anxious or frustration in children. While this can important for all young children, it can be especially beneficial to kids in the autism spectrum. The use of sensory toys for autism stimulates the brain, enhances engagement, and promotes social interaction. Let’s take a look at our favorite sensory toys to support early childhood development.

Sassy Suction Cup STEM Learning Toy

Best value sensory toy

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Toys that promote your child’s development don’t have to break the bank. With the Sassy Suction Cup STEM Learning Toy, you can promote your child’s visual tracking and strengthen their fine motor skills at a great price. The colorful beads inside this toy’s spinning wheels build sound-to-sight connections and strengthen hand-eye coordination.

Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle & Sensory Teether Toy

Best sensory toy for teething

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Keep your little one entertained and soothe their teething discomfort with the Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle & Sensory Teether Toy. This soft maze is sure to capture their attention with its colors, design, and pleasing rattle sound. Simply hand wash to keep clean and continue with the fun.

Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball

Best multitextured sensory toy

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Textures are incredibly beneficial to your growing child. The Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball features multiple textures and materials to engage your little one and promote tactile sensitivity. Young kids learn how to reach, grasp, and transfer objects from one hand to another safely while enjoying hours of fun.

Sensory toys provide multiple benefits to young children and kids in the autism spectrum. They promote development, broaden their skills, and encourage relaxation. With the toys on our list, children of all abilities and interest can enjoy prolonged periods of entertainment that is as educational as it is fun.

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