Holiday Gift Ideas Promoting Development

Picking the best gift for a child with so many options is difficult. Below are ideas to foster bilateral coordination, fine motor development, gross motor development, and sensory integration for every budget. Each toy is also linked to Amazon for easy access.

Bilateral Coordination
Bop it!
T-ball Set
Velcro Catch
Lacing
Button Toys
Large Beads
Small Beads

Board Games
Hi Ho! Cherry-o
Candy Land
Cariboo
Chutes and Ladders
Elefun
Monkeys in a Barrel
Operation
Don’t Break the Ice
Twister
Connect 4
Sneaky Snacky Squirrel

Fine Motor Toys
Pop-beads – Large
Pop-beads – Small
Puzzles
Easels ( chalk board , white board, painting , etc)
By Etch A Sketch
By Legos

Gross Motor Toys
By Romper Stompers
By Skip-It
By Scooter
Tricycle
Bicycle
Trampoline

Sensory Exploration
Slime (DIY recipes also available)
Play dough
Moon Sand
Art Supplies (glue, stickers, glitter glue)
Foam
Silly Putty

By Dr. Baily Zubel, OTD, OTR/L