It’s officially spring! And it actually feels like it in Ohio today! I’ve been sharing seasonal toys for you this year. My fall and winter recommended toys/games posts were a big hit so I wanted to make share I showed you what I’m pulling out of the therapy closet for this spring. You know I’m a therapy toy junkie.
Bunnies, Gardens, and Picnics, OH MY! I can’t wait to start playing with these goodies! Amazon and other links are included for your convenience!
I used an Etsy gift card to snag a bunch of felt toys last summer. This felt garden was one of the ones I picked up! I love it! The kids can plant seeds in the garden and then pick their vegetables! It’s perfect to pair with the book Tops and Bottoms and talk about food that grows above and under the ground.
The Build-a-Bouquet Floral Arrangement Play Set is so unique and fun! It’s a perfect way to work on following 2-step directions, targeting what is NOT, spatial concepts, and imaginative play!
The Melissa & Doug Insects Wooden Chunky Puzzle is one of my favorites. I actually keep it in my cart for assessment team. It’s perfect for multi-syllable words!
The Jumping Jack Game is basically Pop-Up Pirate for Spring. Amazing right? You add carrots into the bunny hill and one of them will make the bunny pop up in the air (scaring the heck out of you, and making your students laugh endlessly.)
Funny Bunny is another highly recommended Spring game. You move your bunnies up the hill and try not to fall in a hole. The kids used to BEG me for this one.
The Fisher Price Little People Easter Egg Hunt Fence, Swing & People is super cute. Little People toys are a staple in my play therapy because they are small enough to transport between classrooms but still encourage imaginative play.
The Noodleboro Picnic Basket Manners Game is really cute. I always call it the Noodles Picnic game because a sweet former client had it at home and that’s what he called it when he requested it One of my previous SLP supervisors gave me this game and I love using it! It’s really simple but great for early vocabulary and game play.
The Hoppity Hop Peekaboo! book is a staple in my cart. The lift-the-flap book paired with real pictures of babies is some sort of magic for my guys with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Highly recommend this one.
Ok, I know I don’t NEED more spring toys but I’m always on the hunt for stuff I WANT. So leave a comment and tell me what you’ve got in the cabinet for spring!
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