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.
Features 16 learning activities for quiet play and developing fine motor skills, dressing skills, finger dexterity, and cognitive skill.
Enter the dynamic world of Colorama with all its different colors and shapes. Collect the most playing pieces to win!
This cheerful caterpillar encourages young learners to work on number and color recognition and develop fine motor skills.
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.
Solving these colorful dinosaur puzzles helps children develop spatial awareness, fine motor skills, shape recognition, counting, and color identification.
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.
Eggspressions Wooden Learning Toy
Unscramble the confusion of emotions with six egg figures, each representing a different emotion that kids can use to express their own emotions when they can't find the words.
Friends and Neighbors
This matching game focuses on emotions. Playing this game together helps children build empathy for others.
Giant Soft Book
This soft book features textures and activities, including furry body, shiny wings, satin spots, peep-o leaf, squeaky petal, dotty shell, and sun mirror.
Grippies Magnetic Toys
This excellent STEM toy lets children manipulate the magnetic pieces into Tinker-toy-like shapes! Imagine what you can build.
Hide n Tweet Eggs
Chirp! Squeak! Hide! Where are you chicklets? This toy is great for shape recognition: shapes on the bottom of each egg for shape sorting fun!
Hix Convertible Construction Cones
Hix is a delight to fidget with and makes geometry accessible and fun for all ages to train visual-spacial ability, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills.
This award-winning game delights children as they try to carefully remove leaves without dislodging the sleeping bees. Play to get the most leaves!
This is the perfect toy for your little one who is just learning how to build on their own to encourage discovery and open-ended play.
Jumbo Lacing Beads
This toy offers an interactive hands-on introduction to the basics of lacing and fine motor skill development for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners.
Jumbo Nuts & Bolts
Our jumbo nuts and bolts set[s] are safe, easy to grip and connect to foster gross motor skill development, learning colors, shapes, patterns, and more!
Undo a lock or latch, swing open the numbered door and count on finding fun when the picture beneath is revealed on this wooden educational toy!
This game requires cooperation and teaches children to play and win together to ensure the animals cross the ice field and get home to their igloo safely!
Lock & Latch Board
Kids will delight in discovering what's hiding behind the locked and latched panels on this wooden play board and educational toy in one.
Magnetic Color Maze
Our skill-building maze gives kids an irresistible, hands-on, fun way to build color recognition and fine motor controls!
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!
Manual Dexterity Boards
Practice the fundamentals with this clever learning aid! Manual dexterity boards encourages children to practice fine motor skills.
Marine Rescue Center
This toy by Build & Imagine has colorful, illustrated StoryWalls that connect magnetically to build a world where marine rescue dress-up characters work and play.
Mix up the geometric shapes on the routed spaces on this board and hide them with the bright, red caps to practice memory and matching skills!
Catapulting insects has never been so much fun. Little ones will especially delight in flicking bugs into this funny frog's mouth.
ALEX Toys Musical Gator makes composing songs a snap! The wooden alligator is 4 musical instruments in one, so your little one can be a one-tot band!
Numbered Tumbling Tower
This is the classic block stacking game with a twist: the blocks are also numbered so you can roll the dice to determine which block to pull next!
Numbers & Alphabets Flashcards
While matching letters and numbers with animal pictures flash cards, children can develop eye-hand coordination, color recognition, fine motor skills, visual perception skills, and problem-solving skills.
Oombee Cube is a colorful, soft, and smart twist on a timeless toy for discovering shapes, learning colors, and improving on motor skills.
Peekaboo Lock Boxes
Unlock each box to explore what’s behind each door! This set of six wooden lock boxes is ideal for learning shape, color, and spatial relationships.
Push Pop Bubble Fidget Sensory Toy
This colorful fidget toy can help develop fine motor skills and encourage counting, and the repetitive motion of popping the bubbles can have a calming effect.
Children can explore the sense of touch, and reinforcing colors, matching, and fine motor skills with 10 textures and colors of Ruff’s bones.
Sensory Puzzle Blocks
Learn to build with brightly colored Edu-Foam blocks come in many variations for youngsters’ small hands and adapts well for use with children.
Shape & Sound Sorter
Match the shapes to the tubes, then watch and listen as they slide down with three different sounds, various shapes and colors, and big chunky pieces!
Shape Color Sorting Clock
Kids can use this puzzle clock to learn about telling time, as well as identifying shapes, colors, and numbers.
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.
This challenging game is for the competitive at heart. Get creative and come up with challenging ways to catching the different colored sharks.
Snail's Pace Race
Six colorful garden snails are ready to race. Which snail will come in first and which will finish last? To find out, roll the two colored dice and start the race!
Sound Puzzle Vehicles
Place a vehicle puzzle piece correctly in the puzzle board and listen to it toot, beep or rumble! Includes 8 different sounds with unlimited fun!
Spike the Fine Motor Skill Hedgehog
Our hedgehog lost his quills and only your little ones can help him get them back! This unique hedgehog helps kids build hand muscles and fine motor skills.
Spiky Sensory Balls
These spiky balls are perfect for sensory and tactile stimulation, as a tactile roll or a sensory brush. They're bouncy, too!
These spinning rings encourage hand-eye coordination, cause-and-effect learning, motor dexterity; tactile exploration, and visual-recognition skills!
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.
Talking Flash Cards
With 255 double sided flash cards covering 31 topics this speech therapy toy will help build children’s cognitive and language skills.
Help Little Tomcat Tiptop tidy up. But where does the fire engine go? What about the stuffed giraffe? Will you help Tiptop put the toy tiles back?
Tobbles Neo - bright and cheerful colors, unique graspable texture, the physics of motion - and the addition of more tactile clout inspires more play!
Where Do I Live
In this colorful memory-matching game, 12 homes complement 12 animals to strengthen these skills: visual distinction, classification, and recollection skills
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 Reading Blocks
Rotating blocks and corresponding flash cards teach short vowel sight words while helping children develop memory skills, spelling, and word recognition.
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.