Browse through our round-ups of the best toys and products for kids – all approved and recommended by our team of pediatric therapists. These fun activities are perfect for promoting kids health by supporting fine motor, gross motor, and sensory motor development.
Click on each picture or topic to see more detailed descriptions of the products in each category.
A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE FINDS ON ETSY: Our favorite Etsy finds that are the perfect props for supporting healthy development in kids. We found lots of awesome handmade items that hit the nail on the head when it comes to promoting fine, gross and sensory motor skills.
GIFT GUIDE: PROMOTING HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT IN KIDS: Here at The Inspired Treehouse, we believe that with a little help, kids can build strong, healthy bodies and minds through play. And sometimes, that “little help” comes in the form of a really great toy! Here are some of our favorite toys and products for kids that promote fine motor, gross motor, and sensory development.
6 FUN PRODUCTS FOR PICKY EATERS: We posted our top 15 tips and strategies for dealing with a picky eater. Here, we’re sharing some of our favorite products to help you along the way. Some of these products for picky eaters are suggestions from our friends at a local hospital feeding clinic, some are suggestions from the continuing education course that we mentioned in the last post, and a few are items that we have used in our own homes and therapy practices.
5 AWESOME TOYS FOR TUMMY TIME: No doubt about it, pediatric therapists LOVE Tummy Time! But babies? Not so much. Many babies resist being placed in this position for the same reason many adults resist going to the gym – it’s hard work!! Never fear, there are lots of awesome toys and products on the market that can make Tummy Time a whole lot more bearable – and even fun! – for babies. Here are just a few of our favorites!
VESTIBULAR TOYS: A collection of toys recommended by our pediatric occupational therapists to get your child bouncing, spinning, jumping and rocking to stimulate their vestibular system — the control center of the body’s balance and movement.
BEST TOYS FOR SNOWY MOTOR FUN: Get your kiddos outside and moving in the snow to develop strength, balance, and other gross motor skills.
TOYS TO PROMOTE SENSORY SKILLS: In this list of toys you will find something to develop every sense — sight, sound, touch, taste, hearing, smell and vestibular.
CORE STRENGTHENING TOYS FOR KIDS: A follow-up to our post on Core Strengthening Activities for Kids, this round-up features toys and games recommended by our pediatric physical therapist for building on core strength and stability.
TOYS TO PROMOTE FINE AND GROSS MOTOR SKILLS: A great round-up of toys by our pediatric therapists that will support kids in reaching fine and gross motor developmental milestones. Your kids will be having so much fun, they won’t even realize how much work they’re doing!
SPOOKTACULAR BOOKS AND TOYS: This collection of Halloween inspired books will inspire all kinds of spooky gross motor and fine motor activities!
FUN ON THE FARM: BOOKS AND TOYS: Yee-haw! We’ve done it! We’ve rounded up a great list of farm-themed toys that will target motor development!
TOYS FOR KIDS TO PROMOTE COOPERATION: Get a group of children working together with these fun gross motor activities that focus on cooperative play while building strength, balance, coordination and more!