Hey moms! Are you tired of hearing your little ones whine, "I'm bored!" every five minutes? Well, I've got the perfect solution: sensory toys!
You might think, "What in the world are sensory toys?" They are what they sound like—toys that stimulate your child's senses: touch, sight, and sound. And they're not just for kids with special needs—all kids can benefit from them!
What are some examples of sensory toys?
- Squishies - these cute little squishy toys come in many fun shapes and sizes, from food items to animals and mythical creatures. They're super soft and satisfying to squeeze, so kids can't get enough of them.
- Squishy fidget toys – these little guys are perfect for kids who need to fidget to concentrate. They, too, come in countless shapes and sizes, from balls and cubes to animals and food items.
However, kids are not the only ones benefiting from sensory toys. Teachers are starting to use them in the classroom too! Sensory toys can help kids focus and calm down during class, especially for those with ADHD or other special needs. And let's be honest, who wouldn't want to calm down a little in a classroom full of screaming kids?
So how can you, as a mom, incorporate sensory toys into playtime at home? It's easy!
Just keep some squishies and squishy fidget toys on hand for when your little ones feel restless or need something to do. Since they're super portable, you can take them on the go. And if you've got older kids, you can also try incorporating sensory toys into quiet activities like coloring or reading—they might surprise you with how much they enjoy them!
Now that you know all about the benefits of sensory toys, you might be wondering about your options. Well, allow me to introduce you to GooToobz and DoodleJamz!
GooToobz are these new transparent, hand-held sensory tubes filled with a super satisfying mix of goo, glitter, and colorful beads. They're perfect for kids who love to explore different textures and shapes. Plus, the colorful beads and glitter add an extra element of fun.
DoodleJamz are these squishy gel pads and boards for drawing and doodling. They're super satisfying to play with, and kids can't seem to get enough of them. They're great for creative kids who love to make their own masterpieces.
But the best part? They're the perfect travel toy! Their thin design makes them portable enough to fit any seat pocket and backpack. They're also vacuum-sealed, so you can shake, wobble, or toss them in your bag without worrying about your child's designs falling out. And just like GooToobz, they're super easy to clean—wipe them down with a damp cloth, and you're good to go!
So, if you're looking for new sensory toys to add to your collection, check out GooToobz and DoodleJamz—your kids will love them! And you, too, will love how mess-free they are!
Sensory toys are perfect for keeping kids entertained, focused, and calm, whether they're in the classroom or at home. So next time your little ones are begging for something new to play with, consider giving sensory toys a try—you might be surprised by how much they love them!