Sensory Toys help babies learn about the environment through all of their five senses, developing a sense of the world and their place within it. Learning from the environment helps babies grow and develop. Active engagement is one of the recommended ways of learning for babies and small children, this can be done by exploring and experimenting with things in their environment.
Whether a child has sensory processing issues or is on the autism spectrum, sensory toys are designed to stimulate one or more of the senses. These are awesome tools for any kid.
This BMR Choice List presents a variety of the best and most awesome Sensory Toys for your baby currently on the market.
Best Sensory Toys
These thoughtfully crafted toys engage, help build core strength, aid in practicing fine and gross motor skills, impart a sense of calm and provide an energy release.
Baby will love shaking and making music with these colorful maracas. They’re the perfect size for little hands to easily grasp, shake and rattle. While your little one is playing, important skills are developing! Place a rattle in baby's hand and gently shake it. As baby begins to have control over grasping-hey can hold on and let go on purpose-your baby will probably be interested in grabbing, shaking and dropping a rattle.
Winkels are lightweight and the continuous tubing makes it very easy for little hands to grasp and shake. Each one contains quiet rattling beads inside the centerpiece that are loud enough for the baby to explore auditory cause and effect, but never annoying for caregivers. They are ingeniously designed for teething and gumming babies. Babies can get a strong grip on the teething loops.
The bright colors, bold patterns, and easy-to-grasp bumps make this ball a must have! The high contrast colors and patterns allow the baby to focus, strengthening vision. The gentile bead rattle sounds create neural connections in babies brains from birth through 3 years of age. Chunky-sized bumps on the ball encourage reaching, grasping, and transferring from one hand to the other, developing the baby's motor skills.
Full of textures, patterns and sounds, little hands stay active as the baby explores rattles, crinkles and more. This colorful character’s soft bandana teether detaches for mom to wear around her wrist for quick access. Perfect for multi-sensory play, this cute companion is ideal for fun at home or-on-the-go. Little hands stay active with this colorful character as baby explores patterns, textures and sounds. Ideal for fun at home or on-the go, this cute companion rattles, crinkles and has a soft bandana teether for multi-sensory play.
Perfect for multi-sensory play, this cute companion is ideal for fun at home or-on-the-go. Little hands stay active with this colorful character as the baby explores patterns, textures and sounds. Ideal for fun at home or on-the go, this cute companion rattles, crinkles and has a soft bandana teether for multi-sensory play.
Ahoy matey! Meet the baby's first shipmate, Lamaze’s Captain Calamari. This octopus pirate has eight knotted activity legs that are great for exploration. Captain has a hidden mirror that helps teach self-recognition and offers fun peek-a-boo play. Baby can discover his crinkle hat, fun rattle and clacking rings, perfect for helping develop fine motor skills. Captain Calamari includes a multi-purpose clip, designed to clip on to strollers or diaper bags.Enter your text here...
A rainy day in the form of a luminous buddy the rain-glow squeeze from b toys is a beautiful glowing rattle that shines with the colors of the rainbow! Just give it a shake to see it glow. A friendly face and a smooth velvety finish on an adorable cloud rattle. Handle is tiny hands friendly, with 6 colorful rainbow beads that make a soft pitter-patter rattle when shaken. Beads also feature lines, dots and patterns, so the baby gets to explore and discover multi-textures.
Your baby’s on the way to becoming a weightlifting champ with this barbell baby toy from Bright Starts! With cheerful yellow and blue details and a fun twisty handle, this rattle is as cute as can be and as strong as your growing baby. Easy to grasp handles, rattle beads and mirrored surfaces make this toy a perfect addition to the toy box. Toss in the diaper bag for smiles on-the-go!