Developmentally enriching guide for toys and gifts, recommended by occupational therapists
The following occupational therapists (OT) have posted gift and toy guides that can help you navigate the overwhelming holiday decisions. These are all gifts that are developmentally appropriate and enriching while still being fun. Since OTs are writing them, many of the toys can be geared at children with special needs or varying levels of age/function. Enjoy!
Colleen, OT, at Sugar Aunts, blogged about toys and gifts to help with scissor skills and improving pencil grasps.
Mama OT blogged about toys to help pencil grasp without using a pencil –
Mama OT also blogged a PRINTABLE list of "Ultimate List of Gifts for Sensory Seekers"
Her original blog post about it was here.
Meghan of Mac&Toys posted a MASSIVE holiday toy guide list, Wow!
Also, many of us (or okay, at least me) have OT Wish Lists on Amazon, where you might get some ideas. I think mine is under Karen Dobyns…a lot of Melissa & Doug at top, many of which I haven’t tried out yet, but if you scroll down, diverse options below and most of them I have tried.