Little ones learn about the world through their five senses. You can maximize all the brain-building that’s going on in that cute little noggin by making your own sensory toys. Here, you’ll find super easy DIY options, toys you can make and take with you when you’re out and about, and big inspiring sensory toys sure to be your kiddo’s favorite. And remember: always keep a close eye on your baby during any sensory exploration. Safety first!

One Big Wall Board

Little ones will be enchanted by their own massive, kid-sized sensory board. Use bright colors, smooth and rough textured fabric, and tinkling bells to tap into sight, touch and sound. By using Velcro, you can mix up the board, so it never gets old. Head to Lollygag Learning for all you need to know.

Photo: Alicia Weber/Lollygag Learning

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–Oz Spies