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How many people are like me and KEEP GETTING TOYS for gifts for their children? I am all for my children having a good time, but can we at least get a few multi-use toys? From the moment my daughter started therapy, I have stressed and stressed to people if you have to buy toys, at least let them be therapy toys. If you are going to litter your house with toys, at least let them serve a learning purpose, right!?!?!?! Here is a toddler gift guide of things and toys that will help your child in therapy.
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I prefer toys that will serve multiple purposes. For example a stacking ring toy: your child can learn to sit-up and play, they can learn colors, they can learn to count, they can stand and play, the list goes on and on. The more purposes or functions a toy has, the less you have you “need” and the less you have to clean up. Can I get an amen on that??
Here are a fifteen toys under $15 that serve multiple purposes and functions.
They are perfect for your little lady or guy to work on their therapy and have fun at the same time!! Win-win in my book!
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Board Book with Sound
This board book is a quick 12-page read with your little ones. Each page has a word with a large picture as well as a corresponding sound button with that says each word out loud.
This is a great book for little ones who love to keep their hands busy!
Touch and Feel Book
This book is a 14-page board book complete with a different animal, the sound they make, and a texture on every page.
This is perfect for little explorers. Maybe if they are worried about feeling the textures in a book, we won’t have to chase them down every two seconds for putting every single piece of lint or trash they find into their mouths, right!?!?
This Play-Doh starter set comes with 9 tools and four primary Play-Doh colors. What child doesn’t love Play-Doh? This is a perfect rainy day activity to keep your little one busy!
Wooden Puzzles with Sound
Melissa and Doug toys are a staple in my house. They are all wooden, high-quality toys without any electronic pieces. Can I get an amen for a toy without batteries! This is an 8-piece wooden puzzle with pegs that make grasping a whole lot easier.
This is one of my daughter’s favorite toys. The set comes with 12 different wooden pieces that you string together on a long cotton lace. These are high-quality wooden pieces with bright colors.
Because, what child doesn’t want a microphone to scream into to help them vocalize more for speech therapy, LOL! This would be a great toy to keep at the grandparent’s house. Wink! Wink!
Blocks and Stacking Rings
This is an old-fashioned staple. What child hasn’t had stacking rings and baby’s first blocks? The possibilities are endless with these toys!
These two toys are my son’s favorite!
These stacking cups will keep your baby busy forever!!! My three-year-old daughter STILL plays with these!
Another Melissa and Doug must-have item!! Want to get on your OT’s good side? Get these and they will love you forever!!
This is another great old-fashioned toy. Everyone had one of these at one time in their lives. This will keep your child busy for a while!
Does finger paint make you cringe? Well, it makes my husband break out in hives! Ha-ha! This is a perfect activity to do outside during nice weather. Just let your child use in just their diaper and clean-up will be a lot easier!
These are perfect first crayons for your little one!! The big, triangle shape makes the crayon easier to grasp. My daughter loves her triangular crayons!
At just under 6″ tall, this dancing little robot is perfect for your music-loving toddler. The robot lights up and plays music and encourages your baby to dance!
This baby is perfect for any toddler!! Everyone needs a baby doll! This baby doll comes in multiple skin and hair color combinations. This is a perfect addition to any playroom! It comes with a bottle and a teething ring.
Every toddler needs big blocks. Boys AND girls!!! This is another one of my daughter’s favorite toys. She will be entertained for hours playing with blocks. Maybe not hours, but you get the point, right? Ha-ha.
So, you have all of these toys on your list, but about the multi-uses for each one? We have a form for all of the multiple uses and functions of these therapy toys in our FREE resource library. Fill out the form below to be given immediate access to our resource library.