Have you tried Fat Brain toys yet? Have you heard of it? They have a great selection, decent prices and all shipping is under $4! With the holidays coming, there will be lots of talk about what toys to buy. I like to have a nice selection of suggestions to give people that are inexpensive. I like to have toys like this for stocking stuffers and to add to toy donation bins at the holidays. I love to find multiple uses for toys.
My son has multiple needs–sensory, cortical visual impairment, fine motor and so on. We try to make play all about learning as often as we can. Luckily these toys make it easy. I thought I’d highlight some toys I found for under $10.
Yes, I am aware that there are many pins on Pinterest that will show you how to make homemade playdoh for very cheap. That’s just not for me, at this price I’ll just buy it once in a while. Great for imaginative play and touch/sensory.
For kids with more advanced skills or to work on hand-eye coordination and gross motor, this game is a nice activity.
My son loves cause and effect toys, so we got this. I like it because it’s a cause and effect toy that is not electronic. It takes him more than having a switch turned on and pushing a button, like so many of our other cause and effect toys. I use this as a reward–he gets to pop it after he has done something we’ve requested of him.
I like this as a game for kids because it involves problem solving and applying knowledge to other environments. It’s one thing to see a picture of something in a book, it’s quite another to know where to find it in every day environments and recognize it.
I love little fidgety toys like this. Keep one in the child’s desk, book bag and other places that they may experience anxiety. Sometimes playing with something like this quietly under a table or desk is all they need to be relaxed or to stay focused, sit still and pay attention.
Magnetic travel games have so many uses! If your child has bus issues and has a bus aide, why can’t they play while riding to and from school? Siblings that may not interact or play together much at home may use this on a long journey. Keeping kids focused on something while waiting in line or waiting for an activity may keep anxiety levels down.
Whether you’re buying for your own child or family or friends…or want to make a small donation to your child’s classroom….this is a great list of toys that lets you get bang for your bucks! Hope it helps.
Please note: at the time this post was written, all of the toys were $10 or less. That could change!