top of page

Sensory Seekers Holiday Gift Guide




Welcome to part three of our holiday guide. The holidays can be stressful and trying to find the right gift for everyone only adds to the stress. When it comes to gifts for kiddos, you really don’t need an expensive toy that makes tons of sounds and has bright lights. In fact, sometimes for sensory seeking children bright lights and noises are the opposite of what they need. There are different types of sensory seekers. Some seek auditory input aka loud noises while others need it to be quiet. Other children crave vestibular input or spinning.


Here are some suggestions to help find toys that are great for each type of sensory seeking child:



Tactile Input (touch)


Craves:


  • Fidget toys





  • Washable paint set



  • Playdough



  • Kinetic sand



  • A touch-and-feel book



Visual Input (sight):


Craves:


  • Dot markers



  • Glow sticks




  • Spinning ring tower




  • Parachute




Avoids:

  • Tent




Auditory Input (sound)



Craves:

  • Musical toys



  • Pull and pop toys




Avoids:

  • Noise canceling headphones





Vestibular and Proprioceptive Input (movement)



Craves:

  • Yoga ball



  • Slide


  • Weight stuffed animal



  • Swing


  • Spin and sit



  • Chewies





This is just a small list of my favorites. If you need more ideas or if you want more specific ideas or questions on sensory seeking toys, please feel free to reach out!


616-951-1077




163 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments


bottom of page