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!

The Super Portable Toy

Take sensory playtime wherever you go with this soft felt sensory book. With a zipper, bumpy buttons and even a sweet heart to slip into a pocket, kiddos can explore their sense of touch when you're out and about. Check out The Adventures of Ella, Harry, and Benjamin to make your own book.

Photo: Jessica/The Adventures of Ella, Harry, and Benjamin

What’s your baby’s favorite sensory toy? Tell us in a Comment.

–Oz Spies