We have so many wonderful gifts on our guide for children of all ages and stages. But as a mom who has had children with developmental delays and medical challenges, I know what it’s like to look at an age-specific gift guide and get a little discouraged. So today I am sharing toys on our gift guides that would be great for children in physical, occupational, or speech therapy. Toys that are fun but also purposeful for children working on gross and fine motor skills, speech, sensory sensitivities, and more.
Note: we also have a post dedicated to gifts that are wonderful to give to children with disabilities, written by a longtime reader and speech pathologist. This post is filled with gift ideas designed to accommodate differences, but most importantly to celebrate the alikeness of children in the fun they want to have!
Speech & Feeding Toys
Whether it is a speech or feeding delay, these toys will encourage oral-motor strength and skills.
Fine Motor Toys
These toys are great gifts for children in occupational therapy.
Gross Motor Toys
Wonderful toys for children that are in physical therapy and are working on core strength, balance and gross motor skills.
Great Toys for Babies in Any Therapy
If you’ve ever had a baby whose needed therapy you know how hard it can be to distract them to do their stretches or exercises. These toys work wonders for entertaining babies when it’s time to do their therapy “homework!”
Sensory Friendly Toys
Great sensory friendly toys that encourage creativity and fun across all ages and stages.
Gifts and games that might be perfect under the tree!
Soothing and Comfort Gifts
These soothing gifts are perfect for their room or to take on the go.
Be sure to browse our full Holiday Gift Guide with gift ideas for everyone on your list!