Sensory toys are toys that respond to childrenâs action by providing feedback through sound, light and movement. Children with special needs, who are unresponsive to sensation, require a more intense experience of touch, texture, smell, sound, pressure, speed and balance in order to interact with the world around them. The toys respond to childrenâs action that helps children with autism or SPD to engage their attention, relax themselves and decrease hyperactivity.
Sensory toys are stimulating with the aid of lights, sounds, vivid changing colours and patterns. They also come with interactive buttons and movements that require the child to push, rock or spin something that helps them to engage in sensory feedback. There are many sensory toys available like balls, tracks, racers, texture puzzles and games, sensory art, indoor activity plays, beach toys, bath toys and wooden blocks.