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sizes & colors, durable firm latex free toy balls, soft spikes for easy grasping & sensory stimulation; develop motor skills, eye-hand coordination, enhance cognitive, language & social development

Sensory Balls

Available in two sizes and colors, these durable, firm, rubber balls feature soft bumps for ease of grasping and sensory stimulation. Green measures 2 3/4" diameter; red 3 1/2". More durable, firmer, heavier, and more densely textured than Easy Grip Ball, Sensory Balls afford opportunities to explore differences in color, size, and weight while developing motor skills and eye-hand coordination

US$4.99 green
US$5.99 red
US$9.99 set of 2
(one of each)

sizes & colors, durable firm latex free toy balls, soft spikes for easy grasping & sensory stimulation; develop motor skills, eye-hand coordination, enhance cognitive, language & social development sizes & colors, durable firm latex free toy balls, soft spikes for easy grasping & sensory stimulation; develop motor skills, eye-hand coordination, enhance cognitive, language & social development
 
 
Bright rainbow colors, soft mini bumps provide sensory input, easy to grasp, latex-free squeezable ball encourages active play

each $7.49  

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Easy Grip Ball

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old.
Bright rainbow colors and soft mini bumps invite exploration. Easy to grasp, this 4", latex-free, squeezable ball provides sensory input and encourages active play. Available singly or as a 6-pack.

US$7.49 each or

US$39.99 6-pack

Bright rainbow colors, soft mini bumps provide sensory input, easy to grasp, latex-free squeezable ball encourages active play

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firm, super flexible toy rings with soft spikes for easy grasping & sensory stimulation, develop motor skills, spatial awareness & eye-hand coordination, enhance cognitive, language development

Aku Ring

These soft, super flexible, seven-inch diameter rings feature a unique nipple studded surface that makes grasping and catching easy. Available in four colors: red, yellow, green, blue. Sold individually or as a 4-pack with one of each color. Suitable for children and adults.

US$9.99 each or

US$35.99 4-pack

colorful, bendable, reusable wax coated string; multi-discipline teaching tool  develops fine motor skills, enhances creativity, aids visually impaired



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Wikki Stix

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old.
Bright and colorful, nontoxic Wikki Stix bend easily enabling child to create pictures, even stand-up flexible figures. Reusable. Available in package of 48 Wikki Stix in assorted primary or neon colors. Offers thousands of possibilities, from art to math. Some children dislike feel of waxed string. Using Wikki Stix to outline shapes allows blind or visually impaired children to participate in activities such as coloring that sighted peers enjoy.

US$7.49

 
 
fine motor skill building toy: squeeze, pull, rotate, turn, & spin, flowing beads provide tactile, auditory & visual feedback, designed for the autistic
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Explorer Ring

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old.
Open the doors and make the beads-go-round! Learn fine motor skills with the motivation of flowing beads. The Explorer Ring works on a range of skills while encouraging tactile, auditory and visual exploration. You can squeeze the buttons, pull the knob, rotate the cuff, turn the key, and spin the handle to make the beads flow. Game booklet included with play options for all levels.

US$54.99

visual & tactile matching toy; provides visual & tactile stimulation, enhances memory & recall, matching & problem solving skills, ideal for blind & visually impaired
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Shape SENSEation

Shape SENSEation is a visual and tactile matching toy consisting of six different soft shapes loaded with visual and tactile stimulation. Each of the six shapes - circle, star, crescent moon, triangle, heart and square - is symmetrically divided so that children can pull apart and match according to shapes, patterns and textures. Each shape has distinct visual and tactile combinations including a raised rib design bordering each shape, which makes it ideal for all children including those with blindness or low vision. Packaged in clear vinyl zip tote.

Play Ability Factor: visual stimulation, tactile stimulation, memory and recall, matching skills, problem solving.

US$42.99

 
 

General info on Tangles


Tangles, the ultimate universal playthings, feature a series of 90 degree curves interconnected to pivot 180 degrees at each joint. Just as a Tangle has no beginning and no end, there is no end to the pure delight children and adults alike experience when turning, twisting, bending, and coiling a Tangle. Lightweight and portable, Tangles are the pinnacle of take-along stress relievers.

Teachers who use Tangles as a reward for children with autism report improved behavior: increased calm and the ability to cope with stressors that usually send them "over the edge" as well as an increase in skill acquisition. Tangles invite manipulation and reward play with improved concentration, spatial relations, and problem solving skills. Try a variety of Tangles for their different sizes, colors, and textures.

lightweight, portable tactile stress reliever, no beginning & no end, turning, twisting, bending & coiling toy increases calm & ability to cope with stressors in autistic children
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Tangle Therapy

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old.
Twenty interconnected pieces pivot and rotate when squeezed or twisted. With its soft, pliable coating and distinctive raised tactile nodes, Tangle Therapy is easy to grip and manipulate. Its low impact motion relieves stress, strengthens finger muscles, and restores motion to joints. Latex-free.

US$12.99

 
lightweight, portable tactile stress reliever, no beginning & no end, turning, twisting, bending & coiling toy increases calm & ability to cope with stressors in autistic children
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Tangle Relax Therapy

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old.
TSized like Tangle Junior Textured, Relax Therapy features a soft, pliable coating and distinctive raised tactile nodes like its larger companion Tangle Therapy. Easy to grip and manipulate, its low impact motion relieves stress, strengthens finger muscles, and restores motion to joints. Latex-free.

US$6.99

lightweight, portable tactile stress reliever, no beginning & no end, turning, twisting, bending & coiling toy increases calm & ability to cope with stressors in autistic children
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Tangle Junior Textured

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old.
The smallest Tangle is the perfect take-along stress reliever. Don't leave home without it.

US$4.49

 
 
silky fiber stems invite open-ended play & provide visual & tactile stimulation that promotes kinesthetic learning, used in sensory-motor integration & occupational therapy

Brain Noodles

Brain Noodles, jumbo 18-inch long, silky fiber stems that bend and twist any way you want, invite open-ended play and provide visual and tactile stimulation that promotes kinesthetic learning. Bright colors, soft, silky texture, and flexibility make Brain Noodles an ideal tool for sensory-motor integration and occupational therapy. Easy to grasp, bend, and shape. Can be straightened and re-used endlessly. Washable. Twelve-pack includes assorted vibrant colors.



Brain Noodles

US$17.99 12-pack

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color & texture matching toy builds tactile awareness, vocabulary & communication skills
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Teachable Touchables

Smooth or bumpy, fuzzy or furry, soft or scratchy? Children build tactile awareness and vocabulary as they explore 10 distinct pair of texture squares. Each pillow or patch measures approximately two or three inches and fits easily into small hands and into the cloth drawstring bag. Includes an information sheet brimming with fun activities that "touch" on tactile discrimination, vocabulary, communication, and matching. Use blindfolds with sighted children to focus their attention on tactile discrimination and increase their awareness of how blind children experience their environment.

US$27.99

 
 
wood alphabet blocks, lower case letters, Braille equivalent cut into ends, upper case letters, numbers, sign language alphabet printed on sides; toy enhances pre-Braille & sign language literacy
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Bumpity Blocks

Bumpity Blocks are a weighted foam alternative to classic blocks. The extra weight and unique texture provide increased motor control. The non-standard shapes encourage creativity in building. Eight blocks in four distinct shapes and four bright colors. Game booklet included!

US$32.99

bouncing activates flashing colored lights; flashing spiky ball provides visual & tactical stimulation, enhances grasp, eye-hand coordination & gross motor skills; latex free distraction toy
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Flashing Spiky Ball

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old. Not for "biters" of any age.
Bounce these squishable 2 1/2" spiky balls to activate the colored flashing lights. Assorted colors.

US$2.99

 
 
high-contrast colors, visual & auditory stimulation, tactile stimulation & discrimination, ball enhances memory & recall
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Bizi Ball

Bizi Ball is loaded with stimulating features that encourage children to explore. The one-piece, pull-apart ball is a fun way to learn cause and effect as well as coordinated movement. Bizi Ball has a variety of tactile features and sounds - crinkles, chimes and rattles - and the teething ring handle adds bouncy fun!

Play Ability Factors: high contrasting colors, inviting features, visual and auditory stimulation, tactile stimulation and discrimination, memory and recall.

US$25.99

high-contrast colors, visual & auditory stimulation, tactile stimulation & discrimination, ball enhances memory & recall high-contrast colors, visual & auditory stimulation, tactile stimulation & discrimination, ball enhances memory & recall
 
 
lightweight ribbed ball, high-contrast colors, crinkly fabric; toy develops fine & gross motor skills, forearm rotation, trunk extension & flexion, grasp & release timing, whole body strength, eye-hand coordination, visual & auditory processing, provides auditory & tactile stimulation, promotes social interaction & cooperation
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Jacob's Rib-It-Ball 18"

The Jacob's Rib-It-Ball and its unique, patented ribs make it easy to grab even for the smallest hands. This ball is lightweight, making it fun and easy to throw even for children with limited muscle strength. Jacob's Rib-It-Ball is made with crisp material that naturally makes noise, enhancing auditory awareness every time it's touched. This ball is also made with high contrasting colors - prefect for kids with low vision.

Play Ability Factors: fine and gross motor skills, forearm rotation, trunk extension and flexion, grasp and release timing, whole body strength, eye-hand coordination, visual and auditory processing, tactile stimulation.

US$42.99

toy provides visual, auditory & tactile stimulation, eye-hand coordination, oral awareness, fine motor skills
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Mini Rib-It-Ball

Babies give the Mini Rib-it-Ball two thumbs up for its many features. They can grab onto the ribs and hear a satisfying crackly sound, shake it for a gentle chiming sound, chomp on the ring for teething relief and pull on the string for a soothing whirring vibration. The nylon fabric is cool and bright, and the ribs are soft and gentle - perfect for little hands to grasp. At six inches, it's sized just right.

Play Ability Factors: visual, auditory and tactile stimulation, eye-hand coordination, oral awareness, fine motor skills.

US$22.99

 
 
high contrast colors, visual & auditory stimulation, vibration, tactile stimulation & discrimination; toy enhances memory & recall
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Buddy Dog

One of the first things children recognize is faces. Buddy's face, with its oversized eyes and friendly smile, will easily capture a child's attention. Buddy's high contrasting colors are extra appealing to all with low vision or autism. The stimulating textures encourage tactile exploration - the cool cotton, soft velour, rubbery raised dots and the secret patch of rough fabric on Buddy's back. Buddy's reversible vest crinkles with a wonderful crackling sound, yet can be removed for children with auditory hyper-sensitivity. When Buddy's tail is pulled, he vibrates with a soothing hum.

Play Ability Factor: high-contrasting colors, inviting features, visual and auditory stimulation, tactile stimulation and discrimination, memory, and recall.

US$31.99

 
 
 
soft, pliable ball, filled with translucent mini spheres & LED that lights when squeezed; builds hand & finger strength, relieves stress; latex free distraction toy
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Light Up DNA Ball

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old old. Not for "biters".
Light Up DNA Ball, the stress ball that lights up your life. Ultra soft, flexible, thermoplastic, elastomer ball filled with soft, translucent mini spheres in assorted bright pastels and a LED ball that lights up when squeezed. Pick one up and play; your stress will melt away.
2 1/2 inch ball.

US$7.49

soft, pliable ball, filled with translucent spheres & LED that lights when squeezed; builds hand & finger strength, relieves stress; latex free distraction toy
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Light Up Molecule Ball

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old old. Not for "biters".
Light Up Molecule Ball, a stress ball that lights up your life. Smooth, soft, and squishable, this thermoplastic elastomer ball filled with 3/4" translucent spheres in assorted bright pastels and one LED ball lights up when squeezed. Pick one up and play; your stress will melt away while your fingers and hand get a workout. Larger spheres give Light Up Molecule Ball a firmer feel than Light Up DNA Ball. 2 3/4 inch ball.

US$7.49

 
 
toy provides auditory, oral, and tactile stimulation, cause & effect
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Activity Teether

Lightweight, easy to grip, this rattle/teether makes a gentle rattling sound when shaken and offers a variety of pliable, textured surfaces perfect for teething.

US$10.99

color and texture toy provides visual and tactile stimulation
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Baby Links

Bright and colorful, simple and effective design with different textures suitable for teething, Baby Links attaches a favorite toy to car seat, crib, or stroller.

US$8.99

 
 
high contrast, tactile, take along puzzle, no loose pieces; toy provides tactile & visual stimulation, enhances visual awareness, eye-hand coordination, fine motor development & problem solving skills
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Slide, Twist, 'n Solve

An on-the-go puzzle with a tactile twist! Each shape has a raised pattern easy to identify by touch and high contrast colors ideal for those with visual impairments. Warning: this puzzle can be addictive. Players delight in solving it over and over again, making Slide, Twist, 'n Solve an ideal take-along when traveling. The solution key is even on the back.....just in case frustration sets in.

US$15.99

'search & grab' tactile matching game; toy promotes tactile discrimination, cognitive, language & communication development & imaginative play
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Ruff's House Tactile Game

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old.
A fetching way to reach out and engage minds! Help the fluffy dog sort and match 10 pair of textured rubber and cloth bones - smooth, silky, fluffy, bumpy, ridged and more. Hide them in the doghouse for a fun "search and grab" game. Bones measure 2" long and store in plastic doghouse. Includes Ruff the dog and an activity guide to fun activities that "touch" on tactile discrimination, vocabulary, communication, and matching. Ruff and his house also invite imaginative play.

US$32.99

 
 
colors, textures, sounds stimulate visual, tactile, & auditory responses; toy develops motor skills, explores 'take apart, put together'
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Puzzle Ball

This four-inch ball engages with its bright colors, varied textures, and lively sounds: rattles, clicks, and squeaks. Invites exploration and manipulation, from grasping and holding to taking apart and putting back together again, from rattling to pressing the raised green triangles and hearing squeaks and clicking the raised red dots.

US$16.99

toy promotes tactile exploration & language development, teaches cause & effect, enhances motor skills
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One Two Squeeze Blocks

Ten blocks hand-sculpted on every side for a total of 60 different raised images for maximum tactile exploration and language learning. Children squeeze and squeak, stack and knock down, learning cause and effect. One Two Squeeze Blocks float, adding another dimension to water play. Each is a 2" cube, the ideal size for tiny hands to grip. Phthalate-free. Packaged in a reusable 100% recycled polypropylene storage bag with zipper closure and attached handle for easy take-along.

US$19.99

 
 
tactile distraction toy invites experimenting with touch; make impression in box containing over 1,000 bright plastic pins, reusable
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Large Pin Print

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old.
Make an impression over and over again with this 5"W x 7"H box containing over 1,000 plastic pins. Assorted colors. Recommended for ages five-years-old and up.

US$15.99 each

US$28.99 2-pack

toy for infant tactile & oral stimulation, cause and effect
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Soothing Silicone Teether

Features bright colored rings and textures to soothe and comfort teething babies. Teether is 100% silicone, PVC and BPA free. Top rack dishwasher safe. Size 3 1/2"L x 1/2"W x 3 1/2"H

US$7.99

 
 
varied color combinations, dual textures, graduated sizes, different weights encourages eye-hand coordination, fine motor development & visual spatial awareness
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Tobbles

Tobbles puts a new spin on stacking toys that delights children and adults alike. Roll and spin. Stack and topple. Balance, tilt, and wobble. Engage the senses. Explore the dual textures of the balls, their varied color combinations, graduated sizes and different weights. Set includes six weighted spheres and a stacking base. Encourages eye-hand coordination, fine motor development and visual spatial awareness. Suitable for ages 12 months.

US$27.99

 
 
colors, texture, shape, & sizes create stacking, toppling, spinning, balancing, wobbling, tilting toy for play time learning
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Tobbles Neo

Bright, cheerful colors catch the eye. Unique, grippable texture awakens touch. Gentle, playful curves enliven tactile experiences. Six uniquely weighted pieces balance, neatly nest, and incessantly spin beyond expectation. Gorgeous, gratifying to hold. Weighted to invite investigation. Little hands can't get enough of the stacking, toppling, spinning, balancing, wobbling, tilting, and wiggling. Tobbles Neo invites timeless play.

US$28.99

colors, texture, shape, & sizes create stacking, toppling, spinning, balancing, wobbling, tilting toy for play time learning
 
 
nontoxic, faux snow; invites play, provides tactile stimulation, enhances motor, cognitive & language development

100 gram jar   
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Insta-Snow

Simply the most realistic faux snow available, Insta-Snow is a synthetic polymer with super water-absorbing properties that enable the powder to expand 100 times its original size. Evaporation produces the constant cooling effect that makes the faux snow feel cold. Gradually evaporation also causes the snow to dehydrate. Spraying the top with water and fluffing the snow will restore its fresh, fluffy appearance or let the snow dry out completely and store for reuse later. The dry powder lasts forever. Jar contains 100 grams of snow. Test tube contains 10 grams. Jar makes approximately two gallons of faux snow and test tube makes about two cups. Recommended ages: four-years-old and up.

US$4.99 test tube

US$12.99 jar



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ColorSENSEation

Dawn Smiddy, an instructor at Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, points out that "Color is a concept. We associate color with memories and senses other than just sight. This is why the concept of color is not perceived the same from person to person. Understanding this as a concept, allows the artist to embark on an exploration into color that is not only useful in the everyday life of the visually impaired artist, but a lot of fun! So allow yourself to enjoy learning and exploring the art of painting. There are no rules that apply to color choices, so experiment. In art, it is moreover about process, NOT the finished product. Challenge yourself with each stroke of the brush!"

ColorSENSEation books feature 12 raised line drawings perfect for use with crayons, markers, watercolor or tempera paints. Each spiral-bound book includes the printed word and Braille for each design, along with a plastic page protector. Raised line drawings are ideal for the visually impaired as well as for those working to improve fine motor skills or who simply learn best through touch. Raised lines enhance spatial awareness and give structure. Beneficial to children and adults.

PlayAbility Factors: visual stimulation, tactile stimulation, spatial awareness, eye-hand coordination, cognitive and fine motor skill development, social engagement, color concept and Braille awareness.

US$8.99 each or

US$15.99 pair (one of each)

 
distraction toy for visually & motor skill impaired: images printed on heavy stock in high contrast, deeply embossed lines, easy to follow with fingers, crayon or paint brush; develops fine motor skills
Book One
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Book One includes jungle animals: alligator, giraffe, peacock; pets: goldfish, kitten, puppy; mythology: mermaid, pegasus, pot of gold, and food: ice cream, gingerbread, cupcakes.

US$8.99 each


Pair (one of each)
US$15.99

 

distraction toy for visually & motor skill impaired: images printed on heavy stock in high contrast, deeply embossed lines, easy to follow with fingers, crayon or paint brush; develops fine motor skills
Book Two
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Book Two includes sea life: crabs, turtles, octopus; sky: sun, stars, moon at night; garden creatures: centipede, ladybug, spider; transportation: tractor, submarine, tugboat.

US$8.99 each

 
 

Bristle Blocks

What's old is new again. Spinaroos and Stackadoos are genuine and jazzy Bristle Blocks featuring contemporary colors, whimsical designs, and parts that move and spin. Blocks are chunky, easy to connect, and feel good in little hands. The texture of Bristle Blocks provides sensory input valuable to many special needs children. Sanitizing is easy, making Spinaroos and Stackadoos ideal for hospital playrooms.

 
 
genuine Bristle Blocks, jazzy colors, whimsical, spinning parts, tactile, easy to connect pieces; toy develops eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, spatial awareness, creativity
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Bristle Block Spinaroos

Seventy-five pieces in a reusable plastic storage bin. Twisty bases and intriguing faces add movement and fun. Includes booklet filled with building ideas.

US$62.99

genuine Bristle Blocks, jazzy colors, whimsical, spinning parts, tactile, easy to connect pieces; toy develops eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, spatial awareness, creativity
 
 
genuine Bristle Blocks, jazzy colors, whimsical, spinning parts, tactile, easy to connect pieces; toy develops eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, spatial awareness, creativity
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Bristle Block Stackadoos

Sixty-eight basic pieces packed in a reusable zippered storage bag. Includes booklet with building ideas.

US$32.99

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toy provides visual, tactile & auditory stimulation, explores 'in and out' & builds motor skills
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Ballyhoo

Five wee balls fit into one mama ball. Play with them together or separately. Bounce, roll, wobble, and squeak. Each ball plays differently, and each has unique textures - bumps, ridges and soft spikes - for little hands to feel and explore. Measures 6.5"H x 7.15"W x 7"D.

US$34.99

interactive tactile matching game strengthens tactile perception & focus, memory & recall, develops cognitive, language, & social skills, promotes cooperation & non-aggressive touch
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Tactile Bars
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WARNING: Choking hazard, small parts. Not for children under three-years-old old.
Interactive tactile game consisting of 2 wooden bars of 9 pair of textured pieces. Strengthens tactile perception, concentration, cooperation while promoting healthy, positive, non-aggressive touch. Activity guide included. Each bar measures 11 1/2" L x 2 1/2" W. Tactile bars are ideal for use by blind-folded sighted players and those who are blind and visually impaired.

US$94.99

 
 
develops cognitive, language, communication & motor skills, provides sensory stimulation, encourages creativity & cooperative play among children of diverse abilities
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Playfoam

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old.
Inviting squishy, squashy, creative fun, Playfoam entices children to explore possibilities and express their creativity with no mess to clean up afterward. Squish, shape, squash, and start all over again. Playfoam never dries out and creativity never ends. An ideal hands-on project for those on-the-go. Playfoam enhances cognitive, communicative, and motor development and provides sensory stimulation particularly beneficial for those with special needs. Playfoam is a perfect product for children of different abilities to enjoy together. Available as an 8-pack, one each of eight colors.

US$9.99

 
 
distraction toy ball, phthalate & latex free ribbed outer shell provides tactile & auditory response, squeeze of hand changes colors, produces audible click; enhances cause & effect & hand strength, provides tactile, visual, auditory stimulation
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3" Boing Magic Light Ball

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old
Boing Magic Light Ball is a multi-sensory delight. Ribbed outer shell invites touch and tactile exploration. Running thumb or fingers across the ribs produces an audible response. Boing changes color with a squeeze of the hand, moving from off to blue, green, red, purple, cyan, yellow, and white before reaching a slow, then a fast color changing sequence. Each squeeze also produces an audible click. Measures three inches in diameter and weighs less than four ounces. Phthalate and latex free. Outer shell removes for gentle washing with soap and water. When thoroughly dry, a light dusting with talcum powder restores its original, silky feel. Includes three replaceable AAA batteries. Boing is not designed to be bounced, dropped or thrown against hard surfaces as these actions could damage the electronic components.

US$12.99 each

US$11.99 each for three or more

 
 
lightweight toy, pull apart hollow core ball, removable phthalate & latex free tactile skin; filling ball with varying objects & amounts changes sound, weight; blind & visually impaired use to explore alike & different
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XaXa

XaXa, pronounced Ksa-Ksa, re-defines what a ball can be while inviting exploration, encouraging creativity, and challenging adults and children to explore what's possible. Made with a polycarbonate core and a removable TPR 100% phthalate and latex-fcfree skin, this lightweight 2 3/4" ball weighs only 2 2/3 ounces empty. The core is an inner ball that pulls apart to reveal a hollow center. Fill XaXa with different objects in varying amounts to change the sound or weight. What comes to mind~ball bearings, coins, rice? These are only a beginning. XaXa comes in primary color combinations: yellow/cyan, cyan/magenta, and magenta/yellow. Explore, mix and match colors. The smooth, super elastic skin features raised rim circular cut-outs and offers textural contrast to the bumpy, hard, rigid core. Both core and skin encourage play together and separately. Together they roll, separately the core rolls, the skin bounces, and that's only for starters.

Xa, as the elastic skin is called, has unique features that inspire creativity and active outdoor fun. Push a balloon through an opening in the skin, blow up the balloon, tie off the stem and tuck the end under the skin, and you have an altogether new toy. Filling the balloon with water creates another. Stuffing Xa with a sponge, and wetting the sponge is yet another.

Teachers of the blind and visually impaired will find XaXa a versatile toy as they explore similarities and differences with their charges. Tactile differences and the ability to vary its sound and weight makes XaXa a must have in any toy bag.

US$9.99 each or

US$25.99 3-pack

 
 
textured reversible foam mat holds pegs securely, oversize hexagonal pegs stack & string; develops eye-hand coordination, mature hand grasp, color recognition & numeracy; ideal toy for blind & visually impaired
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Rainbow Peg Play Activity Set

Develop or refine eye-hand coordination and hone a mature hand grasp with oversize, hexagon-shaped pegs designed for stacking and threading. Set includes 30 Rainbow Stacking Pegs in six colors, a double-sided tactile mat, two 36" laces and an activity guide. One side of the reversible mat is printed for shape and number learning and provides an ideal introduction to tangible math skills. Mat measures 8 3/4" square. Mat grasps and holds pegs in place, an advantage to beginning stackers and those with visual impairments.

US$19.99

textured reversible foam mat holds pegs securely, oversize hexagonal pegs stack & string; develops eye-hand coordination, mature hand grasp, color recognition & numeracy; ideal toy for blind & visually impaired
 
 
tummy-time play mat, multi-sensory activities teach cause & effect, develop motor, early visual & cognitive skills
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Crawl & Discover Mat

This 32" square activity mat features nine bold, high contrast graphics surrounded by a bright red border. Appealing and inviting, Crawl & Discover Mat encourages and rewards exploration with multi-sensory stimulation-flaps, textures and crinkle paper, removable mirror, teethers and a pocket with a star shaped ring attached. Machine washable.

US$52.99

Toy teaches cause and effect, develops visual tracking and motor skills, provides tactile play.
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Whoozit Water Mat

This eye-catching mat makes the most of tummy-time play. Easy to fill, it features floating foam pieces that move when baby touches the mat. Encourages watching and touching. Develops visual tracking and motor skills, promotes experimenting with different degrees of touching, and teaches cause and effect.

US$17.99

 
 
whisper soft, shimmering jewel colors, gentle tactile feedback soothes & encourages manipulation; latex free distraction & fidget toy
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Posh Balls

As soft as a whisper and as shimmering as a jewel, a Posh Ball provides gentle tactile feedback that soothes and encourages play. Ideal as a fidget toy. Assorted jewel tones. Ultra Posh Ball measures approximately 4" diameter; Mini 3".

US$8.49 Ultra

US$5.49 Mini

whisper soft, shimmering jewel colors, gentle tactile feedback soothes & encourages manipulation; latex free distraction & fidget toy
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colorful,textured push together, pull apart toy develops eye-hand coordination & motor skills
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Snug Bugs

Nine colorful, textured bugs push together and pull apart with a pop. Start with two, add another, then another until you have nine snug bugs in a row. Chewable, squishable, and easy to sanitize, each bug is approximately three inches long. With two or more sets, Snug Bugs offer sorting, matching, and patterning opportunities.

US$22.99 each or

US$19.99 for two or more

fabric 'crinkle' paper toy gives tactile and auditory feedback



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Baby Paper

Baby Paper is a unique toy, that in it's simplicity has become a hit with babies and parents! Small enough for tiny fingers to grasp, Baby Paper is made of a soft material that makes a paper sound when touched. Machine washable and comes in pink, blue, mint, yellow, lavendar, polka dots, and black and white stripe.

US$4.99

US$4.49 each
if ordering any 4 or more

For this special price, please input quantity on the left, and specify quantity by color on the shopping cart page after adding to cart.

 
 
tummy-time play mat, multi-sensory stimulation toy, high contrast graphics support emerging visual perception, teaches cause & effect
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3-in-1 Triangle

Three-in-one Triangle features both black-and-white and multi-color images that support emerging visual perception. Enclosed magnets transform this multi-sensory toy from a tummy time playmat to a triangle . Can even be stuck to a magnetic surface for playtime. Includes attachment ribbons, mirror, peek-a-boo flaps, teether, crinkle paper, and squeaker. Size 12"L x 12"W x 3"H.

US$22.99

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soft, pliable ball filled with brightly colored squeezable soft beads; builds hand & finger strength, relieves stress, restores calm; latex free distraction toy
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Bead Ball

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old.
Stressed out? Need relief? Grip a Bead Ball and knead away your stress. Ultra soft, flexible, thermoplastic elastomer ball filled with hundreds of brightly colored squeezbale soft beads invites play and rewards our efforts by relieving stress and restoring a sense of calm. Ideal exercise for building hand and finger strength.
2 1/2 inch ball. Assorted colors.

US$5.99

Snap Bags
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Snap Bags

Snap, toss, catch. Link together textured bags and use as shoulder or lap weight. Snap Bags develop visual perception, motor planning, eye-hand coordination, bilateral coordination, fine and gross motor, sensory processing and social skills. Game booklet included.

US$29.99

 
 
Twisted glitter wand provides tactile & visual stimulation, induces calm; tool for assessing visual tracking skills.
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Twisted Teeny Glitter Wand

Warning: Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old.
Metallic star confetti in vibrant colors and colored sand float and swirl in food safe oil inside 6" long twisted acrylic tubes. Assorted color combinations. Twisted and tantalizing, these twisted teeny glitter wands provide tactile and visual stimulation and are an ideal tool for assessing visual tracking skills and inducing calm. Made in the US.

US$4.49 each

US$48.49 12-pack

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early suction building toy, playful colors, shapes & textures, provides visual, tactile & auditory stimulation, kinesthetic learning & motor development
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pipSquigz

Fun little suckers, pipSquigz are made of high quality silicone in three playful colors, shapes and textures that connect to any smooth surface with a simple push. pipSquigz promote sensory integration, an essential developmental milestone, through visual, tactile and auditory stimulation, kinesthetic learning and motor development. Compact and lightweight, pipSquigz are an ideal take-along toy. Easy to clean, pipSquigz are dishwasher safe.

US$21.99 each

US$19.99 each two or more

 
 
suction construction develops eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, spatial awareness & encourages creative exploration; components pull apart with satisfying POP, reinforcing cause & effect

$26.49 Starter Set

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Squigz

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old.
Looking for a new way to play? Try suction construction. Squigz suck. Really, they do. Made from high quality silicon, they are a species all their own. Flexible and pliable, eight unique, versatile shapes connect to each other and to any solid, non-porous surface without leaving a trace of residue. Press two Squigz together: air rushes out, pieces flex and stick together. Once connected, the pieces stay connected until pulled apart with a definite and delightful POP! Squigz develop eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, and spatial awareness and encourage creative exploration. Available in two sizes: Starter Set contains 24 pieces; Deluxe Set, 50 pieces.

US$26.49 each Starter set

US$24.99 each two or more Starter sets

US$52.29 each Deluxe Set or

US$49.99 each two or more Deluxe sets

suction construction develops eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, spatial awareness & encourages creative exploration; components pull apart with satisfying POP, reinforcing cause & effect

$52.29 Deluxe Set

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lightweight, easy to grasp; musical toy introduces cause & effect, encourages small motor development & provides visual & auditory stimulation

My Peek-A-Boo Cloth Book
Measures 6" X 6" X 2"

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Cloth Books

Lightweight and soft with easy to turn sewn-in pages, these cloth books introduce basic concepts of color, shape, texture, and language. Infants and toddlers learn cause and effect and develop eye-hand coordination and motor skills. Books feature attaching loops and are surface washable in cold water.

US$16.99 each or

US$30.58 2-pack
(one of each)

cloth book introduces concepts: color, shape, texture & sound; develops cognitive, language & motor skills, eye-hand coordination

Find The Ball
Measures 7" x 7" x 2"

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cloth book introduces concepts: color, shape, texture & sound; develops cognitive, language & motor skills, eye-hand coordination

2-pack (one of each)

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Brightly colored, uniquely textured toy balls offer distinct tactile experiences, promotes active play and social skill building
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Oddballs

Four balls offer unique textures, patterns and bright colors. Bounce, kick, squeeze, roll, chase and play with over and over again. Each ball looks, feels, and plays different, providing a unique sensory experience. Balls measure 3 1/2". BPA-free.

US$21.99

Textured ball toys provide multi-sensory play experiences, develop motor & social skills
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Mini Oddballs

Mini Oddballs offer unique textures, patterns and bright colors. Bounce, kick, squeeze, roll, chase and play with over and over again. Each ball looks, feels, and plays different, providing a unique sensory experience. Balls measure 2 1/2". BPA-free. Offering both the original 3 1/2" Oddballs and the new 2 1/2" Minis invite children to experience similarities and differences in appearance, feel, and play.

US$10.49 3-pack

 
 

Soft Books

Easy to turn, sewn-in crinkle-filled cloth pages, bright colors, and sharp graphics make Soft Books ideal first books. These lightweight cloth books introduce basic concepts of color, shape, texture, and sound. Infants and toddlers learn about cause and effect and develop eye-hand coordination and motor skills as they turn pages and lift flaps. Machine washable, line dry.

 
 

Mini Soft Books

The smallest Soft Books measure four inches square x one inch thick, closed. Velcro closure tabs and spine flap with link for attaching make these perfect take-along books. Available in four themes, each with an animal head and tail on its front and back cover.

US$9.99 each or

US$8.99 each when you buy three or more

 
 
cloth book introduces concepts: color, shape, texture, & sound; aids cognitive, language, & motor development, eye-hand coordination

Farm

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cloth book introduces concepts: color, shape, texture, & sound; aids cognitive, language, & motor development, eye-hand coordination

Jungle

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cloth book introduces concepts: color, shape, texture, & sound; aids cognitive, language, & motor development, eye-hand coordination

Garden

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cloth book introduces concepts: color, shape, texture, & sound; aids cognitive, language, & motor development, eye-hand coordination

Pets

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cloth book introduces concepts: mother-baby, color, shape, size, texture, & sound; develops cognitive, language, & motor skills and eye-hand coordination
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Mother and Baby Soft Book

This colorful eight page cloth book features simple graphics of animal mothers and babies and provides visual, tactile, and auditory exploration. Six inches square by one-inch thick book has sewn-in crinkle-filled pages and velcro closure tabs.

US$16.99 each

cloth book introduces concepts: mother-baby, color, shape, size, texture, & sound; develops cognitive, language, & motor skills and eye-hand coordination
 
 
cloth book introduces concepts: color, shape, texture, & sound; aids cognitive, language, & motor development, eye-hand coordination
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Giant Soft Book

At ten inches square, Giant Soft Book dazzles with its bright colors, delightful graphics and sewn-in crinkle-filled cloth pages, each inviting baby to explore and discover. Includes textures, peek-a-boo flaps, squeaker, and mirror. Sometimes bigger really is better.

US$22.59 each

cloth book introduces concepts: color, shape, texture, & sound; aids cognitive, language, & motor development, eye-hand coordination
 
 
bells in clear textured cylinder, infant toy provides visual, auditory & tactile stimulation, teaches cause and effect, easy to grasp
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Rolling Bells Rattle

Through play, infants gain an understanding of cause and effect: "if I do this, that happens." Often actions resulting in auditory responses leave early learners in the dark because the source of the sound is hidden from view. Rolling Bells solves that challenge. The bells that jingle when the child shakes the rattle or spins the cylinder are visible, reinforcing the connection between action and reaction. Easy to grasp and manipulate, Rolling Bells Rattle provides auditory, visual, and tactile stimulation and encourages fine motor development. Assorted colors.

US$8.99 each

bells in clear textured cylinder, infant toy provides visual, auditory & tactile stimulation, teaches cause and effect, easy to grasp
 
 
bead chaser, rings twist & click; multi-sensory toy provides auditory, tactile & visual stimulation, teaches cause & effect
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Twist-O-Round

Soft, flexible, tactile bead chaser features six plastic beads and rings that twist and click. This multi-sensory toy provides auditory, tactile, and visual stimulation. Safe for teething. Approximately 4 1/2" diameter.

US$8.99

bright colors & textures provide visual & tactile stimulation, manipulation creates clicking sound providing auditory input; early toy develops fine motor skills, teaches cause & effect
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Clickity Twist

Bright colors and varied textures provide visual and tactile stimulation. Easy to grasp and hold flexible arms are super soft for teething. Center ball twists, turns and clicks, providing auditory input, developing fine motor skills and teaching cause and effect. Six-inch diameter.

US$9.99

 
 
learn & play cloth ball invites infant play with colorful panels, ribbons, high-contrast images & chime ball
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Learn & Play Ball

What's more basic than a ball? The six-inch Learn & Play Ball invites exploration with its colorful panels, ribbons, high-contrast images, and a chime bell.

US$21.99

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alphabet tiles, upper and lower case letters, print & Braille, letter recognition, pre-literacy skill-building, teaching toy for blind children
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Braille Alphabet Tiles

Twenty-six double-sided tiles feature upper case letters on one side, lower case on the other. Braille symbol appears below each print letter. Raising awareness among the sighted, tiles allow pre-Braille readers to gain familiarity with the American Braille alphabet.

US$32.99

number tiles one to 10, print & Braille, pre-numeracy skill-building for sighted & pre-Braille readers, teaching toy for blind children
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Braille numbers 1-10

Explore the meaning of the numbers one to 10. Each tile features a number and its corresponding Braille cell on one side and an impressed leaf illustration of that number on the other. Tiles raise awareness and enhance numeracy in pre-Braille and sighted learners.

US$21.99

 
 
alphabet tiles, upper and lower case letters, print & ASL, letter recognition, pre-literacy skill-building, teaching toy for deaf children
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Sign Language Alphabet Tiles

Twenty-six double-sided tiles feature upper and lower case letters on one side with the corresponding letter in American Sign Language on the other. Tiles raise awareness, enhance letter recognition, and develop finger strength and dexterity as children practice the sign language alphabet

US$32.99

number tiles one to 10, print and ASL, builds pre-numeracy skills, teaching toy for deaf children
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Sign Language Numbers 1-10

Explore the meaning of the numbers one to 10. Each tile features a number with corresponding impressed dots on one side and the sign for that number on the other. Tiles raise awareness of American Sign language, enhance pre-numeracy, and develop finger strength and dexterity as children practice signing the numbers.

US$21.99

 
 
soft, cuddly cloth toy doll provides visual & tactile stimulation; knots for teething
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Knotty Doll

Knotty Doll, an original rag doll that delights both infants and toddlers. Individually hand-sewn in Northern California, each doll has a simple friendly face, a 100% cotton flannel patchwork body to cuddle and knotted hands and feet to chew on. Rattle ball sewn inside the doll's head adds interest. Available in pink and brown skin tones, assorted patchwork fabrics.
Supply limited to dolls on hand. Call for availability or allow us to choose for you.

US$24.99


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matching wooden cylinders of different weights develops eye-hand coordination, dexterity, concentration, memory, perception and differentiation skills.
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Weight Cylinders

Explore differences in weight with 12 wooden cylinders, then match alike ones to create six pair. Plastic grips make grasping and holding easier. Check color-coded dots on bottom of cylinders to insure accurate matches. Develops eye-hand coordination, dexterity, concentration, memory, perception and matching skills. Wooden tray measures 10" L x 7 3/4" W, cylinders 2 3/4" H.

US$41.99

 
 
upper case alphabet board provides visual and tactile practice in letter formation.

A to Z Upper Case

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A to Z Magnatab

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - This product contains magnets and small parts. Swallowed magnets can stick together across intestines causing serious infections and death. Seek immediate medical attention if magnets are swallowed or inhaled. Not for children under three-years-old.
Forming letters requires refined fine motor skills and spatial and directional awareness. Magnatab takes a visual and tactile approach to learning proper letter formation. Numbered arrows indicate proper direction. Following the arrows with the magnetic stylus pulls beads up to create solid lines. Trace the solid lines with the tip of a finger to erase. Stylus fits into slot in board for storage. Measures: 11 3/4" L x 9 3/8" W x 3/4" D.

US$29.99 each

US$53.98 one of each


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lower case alphabet board provides visual and tactile practice in letter formation.

a to z Lower Case

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light up ball changes color with the squeeze of the hand, ribbed rubber cover, detachable lanyard. Fine and gross motor activity, visual and tactile stimulation.
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Going Magic Light Ball

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under three-years-old. Not for "biters".
Going Magic Light Ball changes color with a squeeze of the hand, moving through seven colors and three light modes, from constant color through slow, then fast pulsing. Ergonomically designed ribbed rubber cover provides slip resistant tactile stimulation. Two inch diameter Going Magic Light Ball comes with detachable lanyard for dazzling light shows.

US$10.99 each

light up ball changes color with the squeeze of the hand, ribbed rubber cover, detachable lanyard. Fine and gross motor activity, visual and tactile stimulation.