Nice, bright colors and great feel. Attracts toddlers and young kids very well. Hold up well to constant use and squeezing.
Too big to fit some users’ hands comfortably as a fidget tool. Some kids don’t like the spiky feel of the ball. May be too distracting to use in classrooms, as they can roll away.
Store easily before use, and quickly expand to several times their original size when soaked in water. Stay hydrated for 2 to 3 days. Can be rehydrated multiple times, and do not burst easily.
Eventually will burst with enough play or rehydration. Can crumble when drying out. Difficult to clean up if spilled. Some find them too small, even after hydration. Small enough to swallow if kids are unsupervised.
Fascinates most babies and toddlers, and it’s small enough that most can easily turn the toy over to restart the rain sounds. Bright-colored balls keep attention fixed on the toy.
Some children may not like the noise it makes, which is somewhat loud. Not waterproof, so don’t use in the tub. May not hold up to rough play as plastic is prone to cracking.
Can be used as a supplemental teaching tool to help children focus and relax by counting as bubbles float down. Easy for kids and even toddlers to carry. 2 pack – great value.
No choice of colors when ordering. Base can be unstable. Some reports of container leaking. May be too small for some users.
Fun and easy to use, these fidget toys capture users’ attention quickly. Can be pulled apart and all 3 assembled into 1 large fidget toy. Durable enough to last for years.
Pieces when popped apart are small enough to be swallowed. Come in random colors – some enjoyed more than others.
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The primary purpose of sensory toys is to help children with autism or special needs get more comfortable with touch, sounds, movement, and other sensory experiences. They can help achieve focus and lessen anxiety, as well as stimulate the imagination and learning. Some examples of sensory toys are fidget spinners, spiked balls, water beads, liquid motion timers, and shakers with soothing rainmaker sounds. Some are very vibrant and colorful, while others are neutral if color tends to be overstimulating. You will find lots of options for every age group, and sensory toys are very affordable, with our favorites at under $15 each.
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