Big Leaps: Gift Guide to Fine & Gross Motor Skill Toys - Stamford Moms

It’s November and you know what that means… the holidays are just around the corner! If you are beginning to start purchasing gifts and having a hard time deciding what to buy, Big Leaps Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy Practice has created a list of their favorite fine and gross motor toys for different age groups. The list of toys help promote infant, toddler, preschool, and school age development.

Time to shop!

Scroll down and click on the name of the toys below to purchase.

Birth – 3 months

These are great toys to get your infants to track toys, practice tummy time, reach for their feet, grab toys, stimulate sensory skills, and improve their eye hand coordination skills

Water Play Mat
Crib/Carseat Educational Plush Toy
Fox Baby Rattle/Sensory Toy
Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball
Melissa & Doug Flip Fish Toy
Sassy Tummy Time Floor Mirror
Fisher-Price Kick ‘n Play Piano Gym
Black and White Book
Ocean Drum

3 – 6 months

These toys allow your little one to explore, grasp, and touch different textures for tactile development along with improving dexterity. The floor chair is great when you have to get chores done around the house. They also encourage motor development such as crawling after the fun toys.

Fisher Price Sit-me-up Floor Chair
Baby Rattle
V-Tech Tummy Time Pillow
O-Ball Musical Toy
V-Tech Busy Learners Activity Cube

6 – 12 months

These toys are great for developing cognitive, eye hand coordination and motor skills. These toys can be used in a fun way to promote sitting, standing, cruising and walking!

Ring Stacker
Squeeze Blocks
Sit to Stand Learning Walker
VTech Learn and Dance Interactive Zoo
Leap Frog Learning Table
Melissa & Doug Shape Sorter
PPoppy Pop Musical Dino
Melissa & Doug Rocking Farm Animals Pull Train
Musical Xylophone
Pop Up Activity
Peek a Boo Forest Book
Playskool Ball Popper
Ball Tower
Stacking Cups
Tech Stack and Sing Rings

 1 – 3 years

These toys are great for developing cognitive development by allowing your child to explore and use their imagination. These toys also promote eye hand coordination, social interaction, motor planning and color/shape differentiation!

Toddler Race Tracking
Melissa & Doug Bowling Friends
Toddler Slide
Musical Mat
Bubble Mower
Piggy Bank
Crawl Through Tunnel
Little Tykes Sports Zone
Fisher Price Tricycle
Bristle Blocks
Jumbo Pegboard
Little Tykes baseball
Ride on Toy

3 – 5 years

These toys allow your child to be creative by using their imagination. They also promote cognitive development, eye-hand coordination, social skills, strength, and balance.

Turtle Steps Balancing Stepping Stones
Balance Bike
Hopscotch Play mat
Teeter Board
Plastic Fruit and Vegetable Kitchen Cutting Toy
Little Tikes Basketball Set
Kinetic Sand
Pop Tubes Sensory Toy
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty
Standing Easel
Little Tikes Trampoline
Melissa & Doug Latches Board
Wikki Stix

5 years & up

Curve-A-Beam Balance Game
Toy Rocket Launcher
4 Sports Balls
Musical Jump n’ Toss
Educational Insights Alpha Catch Phonics Game
Micro Mini Scooter
Turtle Target Game
Sneaky Squirrel Game
Ogo Sport
String Along

The content in this blog should not be used in place of medical advice/treatment and is solely for informational purposes. All activities/exercises posted in this blog should be performed with adult supervision, caution, and at your own risk. Big Leaps, LLC is not responsible for any injury while performing an activity/exercise that has been posted on this blog. If you have any information on the content of our blog, feel free to contact [email protected].

This post is sponsored by Big Leaps Pediatric Therapy Practice

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