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Why are Sensory Toys Good for Children?

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What Are Sensory Toys?


Sensory toys are playthings that appeal to the senses. They can help kids develop their senses of touch, sound, sight, and taste, critical for development. There are many kinds of sensory toys. Some tap into more than one sense at a time.

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3 Types of Sensory Toys


1. Tactile

Tactile toys appeal to touch. They can be smooth, rough, bumpy, or various textures.


2Visual

Visual toys appeal to sight. They may have bright colors or patterns, move in interesting ways, or change how light is perceived visually.


3Auditory

Auditory toys appeal to sound. They can make sounds--- squeaks, squawks, bells, or music---and may have different volumes or tones.

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Why are Sensory Toys Good For Child Development?


1Helps Stimulate and Increase Awareness of the Five Senses

Sensory toys help stimulate the child’s senses through sight, smell, touch, and sound. Some products will provide a stimulus that encourages the child to use their imagination.

Examples are windmills with whirls or shapes that spin when blown by air and bubble blowers that create bubbles when they are blown through a straw.


2Enhances Your Child’s Early Development and Brain Function

With the use of sensory toys, children will be able to explore new things, which will help stimulate the development of the brain among children. Also, when babies play with toys that make sounds, it helps them recognize and learn to differentiate between different sounds.

When toys are placed in front of the eyes, it helps them recognize different colors, shapes, and sizes, which all help in brain development.


3 Beneficial for Children with ADHD

Children with ADHD and ASD have trouble focusing, and sensory toys can help them focus better. Sensory toys give children an outlet for their extra energy, thus calming down and focusing more easily on learning tasks.


4Acts as Learning Tools

Sensory toys can be better for children who struggle to learn traditionally. These toys can help children expand their creativity, critical thinking, imagination, and social skills.


5 Helps with Fine Motor Skill Development

Fine motor skills are the small movements performed every day, such as buttoning a shirt or picking up a fork. For children with autism, fine motor skills cannot be developed as easily as they would be for other children. Toys that encourage movement and manipulation of items will help improve fine motor skills.


6Great Way to Bond with Your Child

Sensory toys are widely known to help children with autism or developmental delays. However, they have also become widely accepted as a great way to bond with your child. It is amazing how they can help with development and learning.

Sensory toys are not just for kids. They are also good for adults. Many adults use sensory toys for stress relief, relaxation, and meditation.


7Helps Children Learn More About the World

Sensory toys encourage exploration and discovery. As children play with sensory toys, they learn about cause and effect and how different objects react to each other. This helps them to perceive more about the world around them.


By Hideyoshi Ushida


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