Holiday Toy Shopping is around the corner!

The holidays can be very overwhelming. Shopping for kids who seem to already have everything can be very overwhelming too! As an OT, I have some favorite tried and true toys and games that address many educational and developmental issues. I’ve decided to make a short list for all the families out there who want to buy toys that are fun but meaningful. Toys that address motor skills, visual perceptual skills, and reading and math are always a great buy because you are supplying some fun while also working on foundational skills that will also support their classroom learning.


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Toys and Games that promote Spelling, Reading and Language Development

Boggle 3-Minute Word Game Boggle Junior Game




 Scrabble Classic  Scrabble Junior Game


 Taboo Board Game


Toys and Games that promote Math Skills

Monopoly (80th Anniversary Version) Froggy Feeding Fun


 Yahtzee  Sumoku


Toys and Games that promote Problem Solving

 Rush Hour Jr  Rush Hour


 Wood Labyrinth  Junior Labyrinth


 Classic Dominoes  Battleship


 Guess Who?  Clue

Toys and Games that promote Eye-hand Coordination & Using Two Hands

How to Draw Books

 How to Draw Cool Stuff  How to Draw Animals  How to Draw People

Connecting & Bilateral Toys

  K’NEX Building Set   B. Pop-Arty Bead pop beads  Squigz Starter 24 piece set


 Magformers PicassoTiles Magnet Building Tiles  LEGO Classic


 Spirograph Deluxe Design Set  Beados Gems Design Studio  


 Creativity For Kids Quick Knit Loom  Knot-A-Quilt No Sew Craft Kit  Kids Scrapbooking Kit
  Friendship Bracelet Maker Kit  Do-it-Yourself Jewelry


Toys and Games that promote Hand Strength and Dexterity

  B. Pop-Arty Beads  Play-Doh Fun Factory Play Doh Fuzzy Pet Salon


 Finger Puppets  Poppin Peepers Cow
  Tricky Fingers  Lite Brite Magic Screen  Helping Hands Fine Motor Tools

 Toys For Sensory Kids

 Classic Bean Bag Chair  Body Sox Sensory Bag  Fold & Go Trampoline  Kinetic Sand
 Rocking Hammock   Indoor/Outdoor Hammock  Jump-O-Lene Bouncer  
 Sunny Tunnel  Castle Play Tent


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