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Baby Einstein Octaplush
Soft textured blue octopus that pronounce colors in three languages: French, English, Spanish when legs are pressed.
Leap Frog Baby Counting Pal
Safe and soft toy for infants to begin recognizing numbers. Includes different textures and sounds.
Infantino Play Time Activity Center
Includes four connecting panels with different fine motor activities. Great for children sitting up or laying on their tummy. Foldable, great for travel.
9 - 36 months
Fisher Price Shop and Learn Walker
Makes fun noises to help children learn about shapes and food. Increases gross motor and fine motor skills.
1 - 4 years
Megablocks Smart Builders Piano
Piano and legos in one, children can design their own tunes. Encourages creativity and finger dexterity.
Bob the Builder Powertool Workbench
Includes many tools for children to prevent to construct. Excellent for eye hand coordination, fine motor dexterity and control, and accuracy.
Moon Sand by SpinMaster
Similar to play dough in it's molding capabilities. Can be used over and over and will not dry out. Increased hand and finger strength.
Magnetic building game of precision and control. Excellent for improving fine motor, dexterity, accuracy, control and hand dominance.
Use hands or feet to hit the correct target, when the game tells you. Used correctly it can work on improving color/ number recognition, hand and/ or foot coordination, speed, motor planning, balance, core control, the ability to cross midline and auditory processing.
3 - 6 years
Elefun by Milton Bradley
Butterflies shoot out of the elephant's nose and are caught in a hand held net. Good for improving visual tracking, crossing midline, hand dominance, coordination, hand-eye coordination.
Fisher Price Computer Cool School
Children can practice writing their letters on a pad with a special pen that will appear on the computer screen. Excellent for eye hand coordination.
Hippity Hop Balls by Gymnic
Oversized ball with a handle for children to sit on and bounce around. Excellent for increasing core (stomach, low back) muscle control, coordination, endurance and providing proprioceptive stimulation.
Fisher Price Digital Arts and Crafts Studio
Digital art pad that connects to a computer. Children can create their own masterpieces.
Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat Board Game
Encourages early reading and letter recognition, along with colors and letters matching.
4 - 8 years
Leapfrog Tag Reading System
Children can use the special pen to have the words read out loud to them over and over, books sold separately.
Chinese Jump Rope by Klutz
Simon by Milton Bradley
Can be used for one or more children. Increased color recognition and strengthens memory. Encourages cooperation and turn taking if playing with others.
Operation by Hasbro
Encourages precision to remove pretend organs with tweezers.
Journal published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children focusing on children birth through 8. Topics are related to early childhood education.
Parent and Child Magazine
Magazine for parents with children birth through 12. Content focuses on juggling family life and work.
Good resource for the latest information in Sensory Integration, new ideas and more.
"Touchpoints" by: T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
Discusses in detail a wide variety of topics and issues that parents encounter from conception through age six.
"Negotiation Generation" by: Lynne Reeves Griffin
Excellent book for navigating through MODERN pediatric difficulties with discipline, behavior and promoting independence without allowing full control. Many of our philosophies echoed throughout and an easy read for those with limited time.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Provides a tremendous amount of information concerning the health of children from birth to young adults.
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Detailed information about brushing your child's teeth, dental visits and overall oral health.
Buckle Up NC
Includes the most up-to-date North Carolina laws and information on car seats, LATCH, and seat belts.
Children's Developmental Services Agency
Non-profit agency conducting evaluations and therapy for children birth to age 3 with special needs.
Provides physical, gross motor, special needs and sensory equipment.
Kaplan Learning Company
Excellent age appropriate and educational learning toys and games for children.
NC Division of Child Development and Early Education
Helps locate quality childcare and provides information on the rules and regulations for licensed child care in North Carolina. Resources for parents seeking child care, including the star rated licensing system.
Sensational Research, Education and Advocacy
United States Department of Agriculture
Latest research and information about eating and staying healthy.
Preferred Children's Books
"Touch and Feel: Farm" by Dorling Kindersley Publishing
"The Grouchy Ladybug" by Eric Carle "Little Quack" by Lauren Thompson
"The Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister
"There's a Wocket in My Pocket" by Dr. Seuss
"Toes, Ears, & Nose" by Marion Dane Bauer
"Elmer's Colors" by David McKee
"Baby Faces" by Margaret Miller
"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin Jr
"If You Give a Moose a Muffin" by Laura Numeroff
"Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown
"Sheep in a Jeep" by Nancy Shaw
"Big Red Barn" by Margaret Wise Brown
"Whistle for Willie" by Ezra Jack Keats
"I Love Colors" by Margaret Miller
"The Foot Book" by Dr. Seuss
"Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney
Preschool and Pre-K
"One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" by Dr. Seuss
"Diary of a Worm" by Doreen Cronin
"Elmer" by David McKee
"We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen
"Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
"Fish is Fish" by Leo Lionni
"Shoes, Shoes, Shoes" by Ann Morris
"Small Small Pond" by Denise Fleming
"Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3" by Bill Martin Jr.
"Eating the Alphabet" by Lois Elert
"Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born" by Jamie Lee Curtis
"Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn
"The Bear Snores On" by Karma Wilson
"The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein
"Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White
"Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett
"Curious George" by H.A. Rey
"Olivia" by Ian Falconer
"Amelia Bedelia" by Peggy Parish
"Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak
"Harold and the Purple Crayon" by Crockett Johnson
Children's Activity Books
"Greatest Dot-to-Dot Book in the World" by: David Kalvitis
Excellent resourse for constructive fun, with complex patterns and total dot pictures from about 80-200. Promotes, writing precision, accuracy, control, visual scanning/ tracking and counting.
"Big Book of Geometric Designs and Illusions to Color" Dover Publishing Complex/ intricate design coloring pictures.
Promotes handwriting precision, accuracy, control with lots of fun, small designs and repetitive work.
Software for Children
(Pre-K - 3rd grade)
Excellent for starting the process of improving on a child's: reading skills, comprehension skills and starting work on auditory processing. www.earobics.com
(K - 12th grade)
Good program for increasing overall cognitive processing (mental function) and expanding on a child's auditory processing. www.scilearn.com/products/
Hygiene Made Fun!
Tooth Tunes by Hasbro
Toothbrush playing various movie/ cartoon themes for two minutes before stopping. This allows children an auditory reminder of how long most dentists recommend they brush.
Bathtub Crayons by Crayola
Combines art time and bath time with minimal clean up. Helps facilitate early wrist extension and proximal shoulder strength... with fun!
ColorClean Hand Wash with Timer Beads by Dial
Encourages children to continue washing their hands longer to see the soap change color.
"Trusted" Websites for Children
NFL Play 60
Encourages and provides ideas for children to move and play outside more, along with fun online games.
Downloadable or runable web browser for children. Several versions for children 0-13+ including an autistic version. Allows children to use the browser independently and only navigate through age appropriate websites.