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Every year as I shop for Christmas gifts for my kids, I try to select items that will be fun and enjoyed but will also be useful for sensory input, fine motor, or even as a motivator. Here are a few of my favorite things:
For the book lover…
- Moo Baa La La La
- The Going to Bed Book
- Guess How Much I Love You
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
- Bear Snores On
I love books and my kids do too so it was hard to limit it to just 5 books, be on the look out for a future post where I list a lot more books as we have many favorites.
For the sensory seeker…
- Large Water & Sand Table
- Small Water & Sand Table
- Kinetic Sand
- Net swing – I haven’t used this particular one, but we bought a similar one years ago and I can’t remember the brand.
A sensory diet has always been important for my son, scheduling sensory time into his day helps him stay regulated throughout the day. Above are some of the fun things that we have had at our house.
For the builder…
These are fun to do alone or when another child is over for a playdate. Kids can play side by side or build something together.
Stocking stuffers / travel items / motivators…
I know most people use their iPad or tablet for playing movies for their kids, but I love this little portable dvd player when I don’t want to worry about losing the iPad somewhere. The portable dvd player is inexpensive and it comes with a carrying bag, this is also great for more than one kid to watch a movie together and is lightweight.
For the artist…
My kids love drawing boards and we use them for drawing fun things, writing letters, playing tic-tac-toe, etc.
Fine motor fun –
see my fine motor post for details on why I recommend these items…
I wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season! Have you finished your holiday shopping? Please share gift ideas. If you like this post, please “like it”, share it & leave a comment. I love hearing your thoughts.