How To Check Out
Users must have a library card to check out sensory toys. If you do not have a card, view information on how to get a card. To view sensory toys inside your library, ask library staff. Sensory toys are checked out to patrons under the following agreements:
- Check out for 14 days.
- 1 Sensory Toy per card.
- Return all of the contents in the bag together.
- Return to any branch.
Why Sensory Toys
Sensory toys engage a child's cognitive and physical attention by stimulating their senses. These senses can include sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Additionally, sensory toys often stimulate the tactile system through various textures or weight. These toys are beneficial to all ages and abilities to spur a child's brain development. The best part about these toys is that each is also fun!
You can reserve one of the many toys available in the catalog or by contacting your local branch. These items check out for up to two weeks (14 days) and there is a limit of one sensory toy per patron at a time. Each toy is in a red canvas bag with the title on a tag. Additionally, each contains a laminated sheet with information about the toy. Some toys are appropriate for babies, and others are for children older than 3 years old.
Everyone is raving about these toys. We hope you enjoy the collection and include them in the growth and development of your little ones. Below, you will find a photo and brief description of each item. Click on the image to find the item in the catalog! Descriptions of items adapted from manufacturers.
Design & Drill Marble Maze
Young engineers can arrange the 15 track pieces onto the design board any way they want and can test their smarts with the 5 double-sided challenge cards or get creative and invent their own designs.
Dress Me Up Mouse
This stylin' mouse needs a special friend to help him get dressed. Your child will pull on his pants, button his shirt, zip his jacket, pull up his hood, buckle and tie his shoes.
Magnetic Color & Counting Maze
Kids use the magnetic wands to move the beads through the maze and drop them into each paint can, counting as they go!
Shape Sorting Puzzle
Colorful nesting wooden puzzle pieces in the same of a flower, square, circle, triange, star or hexagon fit neatly inside a corresponding wooden base.
Take-along Tool Kit
Give little builders the tools they need for truly constructive play. Preschoolers will love using the hammer, wrench, and screwdriver to build their projects, then packing up all the equipment in the sturdy toolbox with handle.
Wooden Mosaic Pegboard
Place a colorful animal pattern card on a wooden peg board and using the matching color plastic pegs to fill in the design or create a freestyle design on the peg board itself. Learn how gears work with the included wooden gears.
Wooden Shape Puzzle
Twelve different geometric shapes with bright colors are designed for enriching children's capacity of learning colors and shapes.
Wooden Stacking Stones
The unique polyhedral blocks make stacking games more challenging. The size is suitable for toddlers to grip and manipulate, allowing kids to experience a whole new level of building and stacking fun.
Wooden Steering Wheel Busy Board
Featuring all the essential elements of a car dashboard, this Montessori-inspired toy is sure to be a huge hit with kids who love cars. No batteries required - this toy is powered by imagination.