“Sensory Processing” is the term used to describe how each of us uses all 8* of our senses to experience and interpret the world. (*That’s not a typo, there are more senses than you learned about in grade school.) Everyone has sensory needs, preferences, and aversions that are entirely their own.
If you love a child who has unique sensory preferences and tendencies, or who views the world from a unique perspective, you probably find yourself evaluating all the items that come into their world in light of that uniqueness. I see it all the time, a gift may be numerically age-appropriate, but in no way suited to your child’s sensory needs or their tendencies, aversions, etc.
This guide is curated to highlight products I personally consider suited for kids with sensory processing disorders (SPD), or who may live with ADD or ADHD. I’m not an OT, I’m just a mom of a sensational kiddo.
- Level Up Tech Time
- Diversions for Active Hands
- Drama Free Dramatic Play
- Toys That Will Make Them Light Up
- Comfort and Cuddles
- Blind Bags and Collectables
- Strong Habits Built on Pure Fun
- Create! Bend, Build, Click, and Code
- Too Cool For Toys
Mother of Serendipity is both an Amazon and a Target affiliate partner. Some affiliate links appear in my guide, and clicking on them to shop helps to support my coffee habit and pay for my subway rides to events. Not clicking on them, however, will in no way stop me from over-indulging in caffeine!