Sensory Diet Toys, Equipment & Tools 

Sometimes it can be very overwhelming as a parent who has a child with Sensory Processing Disorder. Especially when you're trying to find sensory toys. 

There's so many products out there today and several stores that it can get confusing where to buy sensory diet tools and equipment. 

I have created this list to make it easier for you to find everything you need for your child's sensory diet. 

So much fun, they won't even know it's therapy! 









Fun & Function 
Like many great things in life, our company was born of the desire for change. We started Fun and Function because we couldn’t find kid-friendly sensory tools that would fit our family’s needs. So we channeled our frustration and turned it into a passion for creating the best sensory toys and tools on the planet.  
All of my expertise as an occupational therapist goes into each part of this company and our products. Improving the lives of kids with special needs is our driving mission. My husband and I, along with our growing team of experts, have spent much of our waking hours building this dream. Everything we make is kid-friendly, affordable, and most importantly, makes a real developmental and therapeutic difference in the lives of children. And everything we do is guided by these values.

Munchables Chewable Accessories
Munchables Chewelry: For Kids Who Chew
Munchables sensory chew necklaces are recommended by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists for their ability to divert chewing. Our chewelry is the top selling brand of chewable jewelry because of its exceptional quality, durability and attractiveness. Try our chews risk free - satisfaction is guaranteed.





Box Of Sensory Toys
Carefully curated by teacher/therapist for children from 4-9 years, Box of Sensory Toys has monthly themed boxes, especially beneficial for children with Autism, ADHD and special needs. Our carefully chosen sensory tools and toys bring a sense of calm, focus and positive therapeutic aid to your child's therapy, educational or playtime sessions. Experience the ultimate sensory subscription experience for both child and family alike with BOX OF SENSORY TOYS.
Box of Sensory Toys presents the new fun, affordable FIDGET FUN PACK Subscription. 










Dress Up To Calm Down 
The newest innovation in sensory integration. Weighted costumes for kids. No more ugly weighted vests and blankets. At Dress Up to Calm Down, we make weighted tools fun and kids independently seek them out. Our costumes are perfect for kids with sensory processing difficulties both sensory seekers and avoiders, those with ASD, ADHD, anxiety and those with heightened arousal levels. Our costumes help with self regulation and calming, improved attention, improved posture, reduced speed of play for those who have busy bodies and improved sleep. We offer 2 costumes right now, a Hero and Royalty costume, with hopes for more soon. Sizes S-XL available. Removable Weights included. An added bonus we give back to the community 5% of our monthly sales to various rotating special needs charities. 







Big Play In A Box 
Big Play in a Box has come from a vision I have had for years! I have been a practicing Occupational Therapist for the past 28+ years, with 16 of those in Pediatrics.  As well, my husband and I have raised 4 children who have now all entered into adulthood.  Along the way, I discovered one of my purposes was to be able to engage with kids.  By engage, I mean play with, relate to, involve them! Kids have so much to offer! They crave interaction and purposeful play.  That is where the idea stems from! With the introduction to “online therapy” due to Covid restrictions, it became even more apparent that parents could benefit from some ideas and tools to interact with their kids and keep them off of those screens! 











For 30 years, ODIN BOOKS has provided the best in recommended resources to schools, school districts, mental health professionals, educators, and individuals. We stock books, puppets, posters, puzzles, sensory toys, games, tools, and products designed to improve lives.
We've helped people build and add to their personal, public, and parent libraries throughout North America. We've happily connected the right book or product with the need expressed by our new and long-time customers. We have been building relationships to provide support and recommended resources for helping professionals, educators, and families impacted by mental health and disability.







Mazi + Mom Sensory Friendly Clothing  
Mazi + Mom Clothing Co. was started when a sensitive little girl and her mom decided there must be a way for little girls to be comfortable and cute. Every design is inspired and tested by sensitive kids. The dresses are made with the softest fabric, minimal and flat seams, no scratchy tags, and pockets! Mazi knew there must be other girls out there just as sensitive as her, so 'Mazi + Mom' was started to help girls just like her be comfortable each and every day!









Q Is For Quinn 
Q for Quinn creates healthy, comfortable organic basics for the entire family. Q for Quinn started when Melita could not find a pair of socks gentle enough for her son who suffered from eczema. She set out to design the most comfortable socks around. All of our socks have a seamless toe closure and are made from soft, breathable GOTS certified organic cotton. Our socks are proudly worn comfortably by many kids with sensory processing disorder or are highly sensitive to obtrusive toe seams. Q for Quinn donates a school meal to one of the world's poorest children with every pair of socks sold. 







The DeveloPLAY Box
The DeveloPLAY box is a monthly subscription box filled with sensory and motor tools and toys geared toward children with Autism, attention deficits, anxiety, emotional and behavioral disorders, and developmental delays but FUN for ALL children! Each box has a variety of toys hand picked by a licensed pediatric Occupational Therapist and is delivered directly to your doorstep. The DeveloPLAY box is more than just a sensory box! It is unique because it includes therapeutic sensory and motor toys that aid with regulating the body and mind, as well as building motor skills needed for dressing, eating, writing, and playing. It's super easy to sign up and discover new tools and toys every month! 

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Emagine A
Better mornings for the whole family! The bedside companion that improves sleep and helps wake better through proven science. Deep sleepers wake up refreshed while providing sleep training for early risers. Tick Tock Turtle's simple light up pattern also teaches children of all ages how to tell time!
Children experience new things everyday and provide big inspiration to us parents in the smallest ways. Whether it is speaking their first words, dressing themselves, going potty on their own or just giving a big unexpected hug. At emagine A, our mission is to provide products to enhance the daily living of your families and loved ones so you can focus on the brightest moments of each day such as getting smiles like these!  








The Pampered Parent 
The Pampered Parent is a self-care subscription box and supportive online community for special needs moms. With every subscription, moms receive monthly self-care boxes, curated by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), as well as lifetime access to our exclusive online community. Our boxes and community provide subscribers with the self-care, encouragement, and inspiration they deserve, while also offering connection, support, and a sense of community. Each box includes one item from a company that is run by and/or employs individuals with special needs, an item with a special saying or quote that promotes disability inclusion and acceptance, and various self-care products that encourage rest, relaxation, positivity, and self-love! In our online community, there are inspirational posts, expert-led meditations, guest speakers, book clubs, self-care tips, and more. Treat yourself with a subscription to The Pampered Parent - you deserve it!

















Sensory Jungle 
Founded in 2015, Sensory Jungle is a small family-owned business that all started when our Founder, DJ, and his family began to navigate a Sensory Processing Disorder diagnosis for their oldest daughter.
18 products (and counting!) later, Sensory Jungle's mission is to provide the highest quality products at affordable prices thereby giving parents the option to provide the best for their kids. Sensory Jungle is also committed to providing expert level information, resources, and training to help you and your family navigate the waters of a special needs diagnosis.
Sensory Jungle was created out of love and necessity, and it is our sincere hope that all of our products benefit you and your family in a special way!









Safe Ride 4 Kids
RideSafer travel vest is the safe alternative to a traditional car seat or booster seat for children! The RideSafer is a soft wearable vest which correctly positions the seat belt to the child sitting on the vehicle seat. The RideSafer works for many children with special needs. Using the tether strap along with the lap-shoulder seat belt will give the child additional support and help keep the child properly positioned in the car. We've talked with parents who have used the vest with children who have needs from autism to cerebral palsy. For many parents, the vest is a "god-send" that finally keeps their child restrained properly. As with most things in life, especially when it comes to children with special needs, it depends. Will it be a game changer for you?











Adaptive Bike Chairs
We're a small family owned and operated business as we firmly believe in our core values of putting care and heart into every bike chair attachment. It all started with our youngest son who has severe, non-verbal autism. It was heartbreaking and discouraging when we would get together for family activities (such as bike-riding), and he wasn't able to participate.
Children's bike attachments were just too small to accommodate him, and he's not able to stay seated and pedal on a tandem bike (or steer his own adaptive bike). This got us brainstorming. We wanted something that would allow him to join us, in a way that would be safe and fun. The idea of having our son positioned in the front, where we could keep an eye on him, was ideal. 
This sparked the initial blueprints for our bike chair attachments! Careful and well-thought planning has gone into our design to ensure high-quality and functionality. After rigorous testing and planning, the first chair attachment was complete! 







Konnect Kraze Subscription Boxes By AuTKonnect 
Our Konnect Kraze Box is curated by speech language pathologists and an autism mom!! We are not just another sensory toy box, we also provide tips and resources to help improve your child's quality of life. We want you to have fun while gaining knowledge at home to help you take care of your child and enjoy your family!!! 
Each quarterly subscription box consists of 7-9 curated items:
Sensory friendly clothing
Book 
Speech & Language Tips
Activity 
Sensory toy 
Sensory tool
Self care item / Inspirational item 
Guest Expert Training
Our box is also available for typically developing children! We are all about inclusion here at Konnect Kraze!! We want everyone to know about neurodiversity and showing awareness, acceptance & inclusion for others!!











Flockmen 
Montessori educators, home-schooling parents and all sorts of creatives fell in love with Flockmen. They earnestly supported Flockmen’s adventure by creating an ecosystem of learning materials, incorporating Flockmen into their schools and family playtimes. Along with the books, they made their way to schools and playgroups! 
Enjoy the endless possibilities and the power of many. Enhance your creativity and spatial intelligence by building your very own unique creations. Only imagination is the limit.
Flockmen encourages discovery and learning through active play. Developing skills and concepts like sorting, matching, ordering, logic, spatial relations, recognition, organization, planning, balance.
Connect and co-play with friends, parents and child-alike souls. Find your own way of playing - from telling bed-time stories, to competitive building projects and fun games.







Sense-ational You Clothing 
Sense-ational You is an inclusive clothing brand specifically designed to meet the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder. Our mission is to make fashion inclusive of all children and to celebrate the unique beauty every child has to offer. We do this through sensory-friendly and fine motor friendly clothing that all kids can enjoy but make clothing accessible to those with sensory needs. We also offer clothing with added hidden functionality from sound reduction to compression. 











JettProof 
With over 20 years of extensive clothing manufacturing, design, export and marketing background, Jett’s mother decided to provide a solution to help Jett and other families throughout the world. JettProof was born!
Customers purchase JettProof clothing and undergarments for individual's living with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and Anxiety.
JettProof undergarments are made from Calmtex, a lightweight, breathable, high quality sensory fabric which was designed for sensory care.
JettProof can be worn comfortably under clothing all year round. JettProof undergarments enable children to wear their favourite clothing (or school uniform) and benefit from this unique calming undergarment.







DreamGYM 
DreamGYM brings the fun of the outdoors into your home.  Our product line includes a variety of doorway gyms and sensory swings that allow children to self-regulate and have fun in the comforts of their own homes.
Children will have a blast climbing ladders, swinging on trapeze bars, doing flips on gym rings or relaxing in sensory hammocks. Parents love the ability our swings have to calm down overwhelmed youngsters on the verge of a meltdown.
DreamGYM's unique design installs right into your doorway and ready for play in minutes.
DreamGYM is a family-owned business founded in 2007 in Canada. Our mission is to keep families regulated and in motion.







Kritter Kids Co. 
Kritter Kids strives to make a dress that goes beyond all expectations of what a DRESS should be! When my 5yr old daughter requested a LIZARD dress, I knew I had to make it happen, and Kritter Kids was born. Her requests, however, didn’t stop there. All the dresses are lined in a DREAMY fabric called Milk Silk and are TAGLESS, making it super smooth and comfortable for SENSORY kiddos! The dresses each feature a different Kritter  on them with POCKETS big enough to hold a frog! They have a full circle TWIRLY skirt and cartwheel shorts to go under. This dress is designed to last more than one season so it features an unattached cross-over bodice that STRETCHES as your girl does. To top it off the hem line hits just BELOW THE KNEE so when that pesky growth spurt hits, it will still be a modest length! Girls everywhere are falling in love with Kritter Kids, get yours today!







Wellnessed Boutique 
Star Essence Sensory Goods SENSORY TOOLS DESIGNED TO HELP
Our Star Essence sensory goods are designed to help teachers and parents create an environment where children can quickly and naturally take care of their sensory needs. The Star Essence sensory goods come in four different essential oil blends Awesome Blend,  Energy Blend, Focus Blend, and Relax Blend. SAFE, NON TOXIC RAW MATERIALS We have carefully researched the raw materials used in our products to ensure we are providing safe, non-toxic, all natural sensory tools that children will enjoy while helping to self-regulate throughout the day.
Each product uses the power of aromatherapy and pure essential oils that are a powerful and quick way to affect memory, hormones and emotions.









ErgoErgo 

At ErgoErgo, we're passionate about our mission: improving lives through active sitting. We were made to move!

Sitting on the award-winning ErgoErgo stools encourages good posture, improves focus and concentration, and addresses key aspects of UDL. Stable and robust, ErgoErgo products are Child Product Safety-compliant and have passed the rigorous standards of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers of America. Proudly made in the USA of recyclable technopolymer. 









Pinch Me Therapy Dough   
Nancy Rothner, a clinical and medical hypnotherapist, has used her life to help people deal with stress and anxiety. Her clients have included those dealing with traumas, phobias and addictions, as well as people needing help to manage pain without drugs or lose weight—all situations that cause or result from stress.
Nancy was well acquainted with the advantages of aromatherapy, the soothing effects of soft colors, and the ability of “fidgets” (stress balls, tangles and squigglets) to reduce restlessness and anxiety. So when her “aha!” moment came, it included all three.
The recipe for the dough is top secret, but you can be assured that it is non-toxic and safe. The “squishy” texture is what we enjoy as we smash, squeeze, roll, twist and knead it. The repeated pattern of manipulating the dough alleviates tension and gives us something to focus on rather than our stressors. There are those times when our minds need a “time out.”









Sensory Theraplay Box
Toys that bring a smile to your child's face, delivered to your door monthly. Wonderful items to help your child self regulate... or simply for fun therapeutic play!
Each box will contain 5-6 sensory items

Boxes ship out the 1st week of each monthToys to help develop important sensory motor skills & stimulate the senses. Engage your child in fun, silly sensory play!
Boxes ship out the first week of each month
Items are therapeutic & can be calming or help manage anxiety
Curated for children with autism/ sensory needs in mind, but suitable for children of all abilities
Each month's box is carefully curated by a licensed occupational therapist and includes a description card inside









Wiggles Stomps and Squeezes Calm My Jitters
A Picture Book about Sensory Differences by a neurodivergent author and autistic illustrator!

The vibration in her feet when she runs, the tap-tap-tap of her fork on the table at mealtime, the trickle of cool water running over her hands--these are the things that calm her jitters down. This book is for anyone who has ever felt the need for a wiggle, stomp, or squeeze! 








Therapy Shoppe
Therapy Shoppe is a charming little occupational therapist-operated specialty shop that features innovative sensory products, fidget tools, therapy toys, oral motor chewies, wiggle seats, handwriting specialties, weighted and deep pressure specialties, and other hard-to-find sensorimotor favorites for families, therapists, teachers, and special needs kids. Voted the #1 "Favorite Vendor for Pediatric Therapy Products" – this friendly one-stop-shop is well-known for their very personal customer service, quality products, great prices, fast shipping, and fun little bright pink catalog!








RelaxPack 
RelaxPack was created by Aparna Guttery MA, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist specialized in treating children with sensory processing disorders and special needs. She has been working with children for over 15 years and currently has a private practice in Southern California.
Aparna recognized that there were no products on the market that combined functionality, convenient access, and effective calming support. Taking the utility of a backpack that children use daily and combining it with calming and soothing features, was how RelaxPack came to life!
The unique features provide include:
**The Hug Belt for deep pressure
**Sensory strips for fidgeting
**D-rings to attach oral chewies
**Headphone port to play comforting music
**Phone and tablet sleeve, that can also be used to insert a vibration pack
...Making this a one-of-a-kind Multi-Sensory Backpack!











Calming Clipper

Calming Clipper is a silent alternative to noisy electric clippers.  Anyone can use it at home and it's perfect for those with sensory sensitivity.  The 9 piece kit includes the special scissors, a 7 comb set with lengths from 1/2" up to 1" and a comb organizer.  There is a 100% satisfaction guarantee for one year.

Haircuts Shouldn't End In Meltdowns
Every day, we hear stories of haircut trauma endured by those with sensory sensitivity, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Sensory Processing Disorder.
Inspired by all the parents who shared their experiences, we created Calming Clipper to make haircuts manageable, gentle, and even fun!








Kozie Clothes

Kozie Clothes provides specialized apparel and products for children with special needs. The line features adorable, kid friendly products that offer therapeutic benefits, safety and ease of use. It is the combination of neuroscience principles methodically woven into trendy and relevant products that truly make the clothing applicable to your child's daily life. 







Hungry Cutters 
We are an internet based company whose mission is to sell quality toys for young children that promote fine motor development.
Our toys have been designed and engineered by occupational therapists with over 20 years experience working with children of all levels. Our toys can be used by parents, educators, pediatric occupational therapists and pediatric ABA therapists.
 Check in with us regularly as we will be launching original toys for your child’s fine motor growth!








Sensory Sid Activity Cards
Sensory Sid Activity Cards
Created by an Occupational Therapy team, Sensory Sid Activities Cards are designed to improve sensory processing and regulation. Realizing that families need a simple way to help their child with sensory processing disorder we set out to create the solution. 
In just 10 minutes, these cards will guide your child through a fun, well-rounded sensory diet. The activities use common household items—no fancy therapy equipment is needed!
44 large, sturdy, fully colored, and illustrated cards
Addresses four sensory categories: vestibular, tactile, active, and passive proprioception
Simple illustrations on the front 
Directions and additional activity ideas, including ways to make the activity easier or harder on the back













Sensory Smart Clothing 

Sensory Smart Clothing Co. is a line of kids wear made specifically with sensory sensitive children in mind. Every piece is created with special features like no tags, outside seams and ultra soft fabrics to ensure it is comfortable for all children, even those with sensitivities. Our items are handmade in BC, Canada in small batches which allows us to ensure high quality and customer service standards. 








Bleuet  
Bleuet offers apparel designed for growing tween and teen girls, giving them confidence in their bodies and the freedom to do what they love. Designed by a mom of a daughter who is sensory sensitive, Bleuet apparel is itch-free, tag-free and made with minimal seams for comfort in ultra-soft performance, moisture-wicking fabric.  The company's mission is to help girls feel more comfortable and confident as they grow; to support parents in raising kind, confident daughters; and to give to girls in need as well as investing in young female tween and teen entrepreneurs. Bleuet is proud to partner with manufacturers who provide safe working conditions and ensure living wages for its workers.











Calm Strips
Calm Strips might look like any other sticker, but they are actually first-or-their-kind reusable sensory adhesives. Touch scratch, or pick at the texture surface to regulate restless energy and increase focus. Reusable and reside free, they are safe to stick to almost any flat surface and convenient to use for just about everyone.  

The team at Calm Strips is a small but mighty team of seven  who work  diligently to provide an exceptional experience to all of our customers.  We work hard, we do good, and we truly care.








Wikki Stix
We are a small, friendly and playful company with the wonderful task of producing a unique and amazing product to delight, inspire and entertain children, while bringing peace, quiet and joy to parents and grandparents!
And, we have been doing this, now, for over thirty years! Wikki Stix One-of-a-Kind Creatables are the award winning original waxed yarn creativity toy — made in the USA!
Not only are Wikki Stix a wonderful creative activity toy…they are also a “Really Cool Tool for Teaching School.” So, if you’re a teacher, you may have seen us at your national conference, as we are there every year with new and innovative ways Wikki Stix can be helpful in your classroom.











Puzzle Pieces was born out of the desire to establish something that wasn't available when my son was diagnosed with Autism 5 years ago. Roman is a twin and his sister was not affected.  I wanted a place to find all things that we needed in one spot, in an environment that was comfortable for him. I was astounded that none existed. Being a full time police officer at the time, I never dreamed it would be me that would fill this void. I am more than happy to say that it is, and I haven't looked back. Meeting and helping families that are just like mine is my whole why. 








SmartKnitKIDS 

SmartKnitKIDS® patented seamless products are perfect for children experiencing sensory processing differences, hypersensitivity or who simply can’t stand annoying seams! Our super soft socks, undies, compresso-ts and bralettes for sensitive skin will not wrinkle or bunch and are proven to reduce irritation.








Gummy Chic 

GUMMY CHIC - Is a family own business that offers modern and trendy Silicone Chew accessories like Chew Necklaces, pencil toppers, zipper pulls, key chains and teethers for all ages.  We believe that sensory accessories can be modern, stylish and functional at the same time.   All of our accessories are made out of food grade silicone, FREE from BPA, phthalates, cadmium, lead and heavy metals. FDA approved. Silicone is antimicrobial and does not collect mold.
Chew necklaces are a great way for Moms to keep babies entertained while they are teething, nursing or babywearing. They are also a great sensory tool for adults and kids who have a need to chew, anxiety or fidgety hands









Calm Parent Calmer Child
“Become the calm, confident, connected parent you want to be”

Do you feel exhausted and stressed when it comes to parenting your child?
Are you quick to react vs. respond to situations?
Do you want to become a more calm, confident and connected parent?
During this online experience you will…

Understand how your mood and behavior as a parent impacts your child.
Learn the secret language of the body based on neuroscience and sensory processing.
Discover how thoughts, feelings, and emotions affect our internal state.
Build awareness of a growth mindset and language to enhance your relationships.  
Walk away with over 20 tools, you can use immediately, to help you keep your cool during stressful times.



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Playlearn 
Whether you are a parent of a child with special needs, a sensory seeker, a teacher, a therapist, a student; whether you crave peace while your mind runs a million miles per minute, or simply enjoy beautiful sensory products; whether you’ve purchased a Playlearn product or have a wish list; welcome!
At Playlearn, we are inclusive. All are welcome. And our products were designed with each and every one of YOU in mind. We are here to help everyone learn, grow, and smile. Our core mission is to provide our customers with the knowledge, growth, and happiness they look for. 
Call or email us and we’ll help you understand the benefits of each product, figure out what best fits your needs, give you tips and how-to’s, or just listen to your stories and offer our support. 









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DISCLAIMER: I am not an Occupational Therapist. I am an adult who has Sensory Processing Disorder, a sensory parent and a Grandma. The information on this website is not medical advice and does not replace the information that your child's therapists gives you. These are just ideas and information that I have learned myself over the years of being a parent and an adult living with SPD. If you are concerned for your child, please always seek medical attention through a family doctor, pediatrician or therapist. This website is for suggestions and informational purposes only. Each child is different and what works for one child may not for another because all children have different needs. Please always consult with a professional.

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