5 Engaging Sensory Toys for Kids

Kids playing outside with bubbles

Sensory play is great fun for kids, letting them explore the world around them through their senses. Not only is sensory play fun, it’s good for a child’s development, helping them to work on their problem-solving and cognitive skills.

Getting to enjoy playtime whilst learning is great for encouraging creativity and curiosity in children, which is why at BrightMinds we have a range of fun sensory toys to help your child learn through play.

We have found our five favourite Sensory Toys to help you find the perfect toy for your child.

1. Pedro The Fine Motor Peacock

Pedro The Fine Motor Peacock Kids Toy

Combining bright colours and different textures, Pedro The Fine Motor Peacock helps to develop a child's fine motor skills whilst allowing them to explore their senses.

The colourful peacock tail feathers come in a selection of different textures for tactile play, they can also be pinched and pulled to help build fine motor skills as children add the feathers to Pedro.

2. Squishy Water Beads Science Lab

Hand 2 Hand Squishy Water Beads Science Lab

One of the best ways to introduce sensory play is through texture, which is why the Squishy Water Beads Science Lab is the perfect addition to sensory playtime.

Use sensory play to encourage an interest in science as your children learn to create their own squishy stress balls and mood tubes using fun water beads.

3. Galt Toys Slime Lab

Galt Toys Slime Lab

Slime is a great sensory toy, allowing children to experience new smells, sights and textures as they squish and play to their heart's content. 

The Galt Toys Slime Lab teaches children how to create their own slime, testing out different colours, textures, and even noises with the funny noise pot! Get stuck in and explore different senses whilst building their fine motor skills as they play.

4. Grow Your Own Summer Flowers

Sembra Kids Grow Your Own Summer Flowers Kit

Gardening is a fun sensory activity that children can do outside. Gardening is full of new textures and sights as well as using cognitive reasoning and fine motor skills as they learn about planting their seeds or bulbs.

Using the Grow Your Own Summer Flowers Kit is a fun outdoor activity that lets children play in the dirt and create something beautiful at the same time. Planting is only one side of the sensory benefits of growing your own flowers, whilst the sight and scent of the flowers once they’ve grown is another part of this sensory play activity.

5. My Very Own Rainbow

My Very Own Rainbow Sensory Light

Using lighting for sensory play helps to stimulate the senses, improving a child’s focus and communication skills as they learn to play and engage with the world around them.

My Very Own Rainbow is a colourful sensory light that projects colourful rainbows in dark rooms. Two different modes allow your child to play with the rainbow, changing it from a multi-coloured light show that boosts interest, or a soothing fade-in-and-out option. This sensory light could also be used as a soothing night light.

Enjoy Sensory Play with Help from BrightMinds

Inspire creativity and fun during playtime with the addition of sensory toys from BrightMinds.

Get in touch with our friendly team for more information on our full range of developmental and sensory toys, or check out our blog for more fun toys and games to enjoy with your child.

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