My favourite wooden sensory toys

I love wooden toys, easy to clean, beautifully made and offering a completely new textural experience for children who may spend much of their time surrounded by plastic.

Of course there are safety considerations when choosing wooden sensory toys, I tend to look for toys that are designed for very small children and are therefore designed to be chewed and mouthed and are painted with non-toxic paints and varnishes. Toys should be checked after every session for chips, sharp corners and damage.

Here are a few of my favourite wooden toys!

 

This is a lovely musical toy. Easy to hold and the bells and ribbons offer lots of auditory and visual feedback. There is a bell on the top so keep and eye on children who might chew or mouth this.
This is a lovely musical toy. Easy to hold and the bells and ribbons offer lots of auditory and visual feedback. There is a bell on the top so keep and eye on children who might chew or mouth this.

 

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Haba wooden musical egg. These are available in a range of bright colors. They are lovely and smooth and fit nicely into the palm of your hand. Shake them and they make a very soft, relaxing noise which children enjoy.
These beautiful little wooden season dolls are made by pocket treasures. They are not suitable for children who like to chew as they have small parts but they fit beautifully into a hand are elicit lots of intrest in our classroom!
These beautiful little wooden season dolls are made by pocket treasures. They are not suitable for children who like to chew as they have small parts but they fit beautifully into a hand are draw lots of interest in our classroom!
This Haba clutching toy consists of 8 colourful wooden balls connected by thick elastic. It makes a great twiddle toy or just a fun and involving item for your sensory toy box
This Haba clutching toy consists of 8 colourful wooden balls connected by thick elastic. It makes a great twiddle toy or just a fun and involving item for your sensory toy box
These blocks are filled with coloured liquid that moves slowly around the block. Coupled with a light box or jsut stacked on a window they're a beautiful and engaging toy.  I have a few sets of these mized in with other building blocks and a third in our colour treasure basket. Like any great sensory toy they seem to magnetically attract little hands!
These blocks are filled with coloured liquid that moves slowly around the block. Coupled with a light box or just stacked on a window they’re a beautiful and engaging toy. I have a few sets of these mixed in with other building blocks and a third in our colour treasure basket. Like any great sensory toy they seem to magnetically attract little hands!
This one needs a lot more motor skill to use but if you have children who might enjoy hammering it offer geat feedback as the balls roll noisly down the tower!
This one needs a lot more motor skill to use but if you have children who might enjoy hammering it offer great feedback as the balls roll noisly down the tower!
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