The Best Sensory Toys To Use On The Go
There are so many benefits to encouraging your little one to play with sensory toys. Not only can they capture their attention and spark their curiosity, but they can also aid early years development. Using sensory toys can help with the development of important skills such as; gross motor skills, fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, decision-making skills and hand-eye coordination skills. Ultimately, they play a vital role in cognitive development from a young age.
It isn’t uncommon for parents to use sensory toys during tummy time and playtime, but they can actually be used whilst you’re out and about as well. There are lots of sensory toys that your little one can play with when they’re sitting in their car seat or their pram, and these toys can help to keep them entertained at times when they’re unable to have your undivided attention. Below we have put together a list of some of the best sensory toys to use on the go.
Before we start our list, we just wanted to highlight that not all sensory toys can be played with when your little one isn’t being supervised. Some items you come across in sensory boxes, for example, are intended to be used as sensory props and they’re not toys. For these types of sensory items, direct adult supervision is essential due to potential health and safety risks.
With so much to see and touch, the Taf Toys Developmental Cube will keep your little one entertained for hours. This brightly coloured activity toy has multiple textures to explore and it will stimulate all of your baby’s senses. All parts of this toy are safely attached to the main cube, so you don’t need to worry about your baby playing with it when you’re not watching them.
Freddie The Firefly
This sensory toy was designed in conjunction with child development experts from Yale University and it’s perfect to use from 0 months+. The high contrast patterns on Freddie The Firefly will catch your little one’s eye, the sounds it makes will fascinate them and the various textures will keep them intrigued. This toy comes with the Lamaze link clip too, meaning it can be attached to prams, car seats and high chairs.
Elephant Activity Mirror
Similarly to both of the baby sensory toys above, there are so many elements to the
Infantino Go Gaga Elephant Activity Mirror that are bound to amuse your little one. However, this toy also features a large domed mirror that allows you to see your baby’s face when they’re in their car seat. The convenient clips on this activity mirror enable you to easily attach it to the car headrest, making it perfect for long journeys.
Black And White Rattle
Sensory toys don’t need to be overly complicated to keep your baby mesmerised or support their early years development. Something as straightforward as the Black And White Rattle still provides a multisensory experience. When you attach this toy to your little one’s pram, it will keep them entertained whilst you’re on the move and they will enjoy playing with the whale, fish or starfish and listening to the noise it makes.
My Feelings Crinkle Toy
This double-sided crinkly soft pad can be used at different stages of development. The My Feelings Crinkle Toy is designed to introduce babies to common feelings and expressions, and it aids emotional intelligence. There are so many different ways to play with this sensory toy and it’s brilliant for when you’re strolling outside, stimulating your little one’s senses.
Dino Fun Cloth Book
Although it is beneficial to read touch-and-feel books with your little one, they can still be enjoyed when you’re on the go. This type of book provides more than just a story and the touch-and-feel tags are brilliant for little hands to explore. You can guarantee that the Dino Fun Cloth Book, with its brightly coloured illustrations and crinkly pages, will keep your baby entertained.
Purchasing the best sensory toys for babies
When searching for baby sensory toys that your little one can use whilst you’re out and about, hopefully, the list above will have given you some inspiration. All of these toys are brilliant to use whether you’re in the car or walking around town, for example.
If you’re interested in purchasing the best sensory toys for babies, take a look at the rest of the My Little Goody Box website. We have a brilliant range of sensory toys to choose from, all of which can aid your little one’s development. You can find out everything you need to know about a sensory item on our website, including whether it is a toy or a prop, but if you have any questions before making a purchase, don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re always happy to help.