Best Multi-Sensory Toys for 3-Year Olds

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Pop tubes are a fantastic fidget sensory toy. This pack includes six boldly colored tubes that can be stretched, twisted and even combined together. The ridges create an interesting texture and the tubes make a fun noise when extended or retracted. These are perfect for children who need something to do with their hands to keep them occupied and focused.

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This game works children’s fine motor skills, builds their color recognition skills and is a fun sensory game. There is a wooden log with a baby bird’s mouth and eight holes for the eight worms. Each worm has a strong magnet on the end of it; toddlers will use the mother bird to extract each worm using its magnet. Each time a worm is extracted, it goes in the baby bird’s mouth. This toy helps children focus yet is relaxing as they can explore how the magnets work and play the game at their own pace.

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This pack of stretchy strings from Impresa Products is proof that a multi-sensory toy does not have to be complex to keep kids occupied. . While only 12 inches long, each of these Monkey Noodles can stretch up to eight feet without breaking. Little ones will become calmer and more focused as they twist, stretch and play with these colorful fidget toys, which are made from durable non-toxic and hypoallergenic materials.

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Water Beads are a fantastic sensory toy. They have a unique texture that is sure to stimulate any child’s senses, and the two scoops that come with this set provide another level of fun and stimulation. Kids will be fascinated by the process of “growing” the water beads and playing with them will help improve their hand-eye coordination. Because the beads come in many different colors, they promote cognitive growth as children learn to count and match beads by color.

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In this set of four motor tools from Learning Resources, children receive Gator Grabber Tweezers, Handy Scoopers, Twisty Droppers and Squeezy Tweezers. These tools are perfect for combining with other multi-sensory toys such as beads, but you can also use them with common household materials such as water and rice for plenty of playtime fun. The tools are safe to use and easy for small hands to manipulate. By working with these tools, children experience a fun way to begin building fine motor skills.

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Kinetic sand is the perfect way to captivate a child’s senses while encouraging their creativity. It also helps them learn early building and construction skills and introduces them to STEM concepts, and it’s a great way to build fine motor skills. Because it can be used in so many different ways, this cool sand is a fantastic choice. This option is recommended for children ages 3 and up.

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While simple in design and concept, the Learning Resources hedgehog multi-sensory toy has a number of great benefits. The toy is a cute plastic animal with rounded, removable spikes in its back that kids can pull out, put in, and rearrange however they like. Because the spikes are different colors, children can have plenty of fun while they practice color and pattern recognition, and build their fine motor skills. The hedgehog’s back can be removed and the spikes placed inside for neat and easy storage.

Expert Commentary

“Learning by doing and feeling starts at a young age. These activities and toys engage a young child’s mind, hands and body.”