2 Fun Sensory Toys That Are Just Right for Little Hands

While it's impossible to pinpoint exactly who invented the concept of sensory toys, special education settings have made use of them for some time. Designed to focus on specific senses, they have shown an innate ability to attract and hold attention, helping children to relax, engage in fun, or even calm down from a tantrum. Although they work especially well for those with special needs, toddlers can also benefit from a steady diet of sensory play, as most of the learning they do is through touch, smell, sight, or sound.