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Early Developmental Tools
Looking for something special for your little one? You're in the right place! Chewy tubes P's and Q's, CamoCup, and the Tub Tunes Water Flutes are some of our most popular tools for early development. Picky Eater? Milton the mealtime companion is the solution! Balance and Coordination Issues? Try out the River Stones for a fun, imaginative activity.

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The Tiny Talker

Daily Living

$16.95
The Tiny Talker The Tiny Talker specialneedsessentials

The Tiny Talker

$16.95

The Tiny Talker is a 12 button communication device that helps children with communicative disabilites learn to use an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device in a more natural way. Simply press one of the buttons to allow the Tiny Talker to speak for you or a loved one! Some of the sounds include: I'm sorry, Television, More Ple...


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Gonge Riverstones (Stepping Stones) Gonge specialneedsessentials
Gonge Riverstones (Stepping Stones) Gonge specialneedsessentials

Gonge Riverstones (Stepping Stones)

$62.99

The Gonge Riverstones are inspired by stepping stones in a river with each side of the triangle varying in steepness and difficulty. The purpose is to jump from stone to stone without touching the floor. The Riverstones or stepping stones will help to strengthen a child's balance and confidence while improving spatial awareness, coordination ...


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Chewy Tube Super

Early Development

$7.95
Chewy Tube Super Chewy Tubes specialneedsessentials

Chewy Tube Super

$7.95

Chewy Tubes are an innovative oral-motor device designed to provide a resilient, non-food, chewable surface for practicing biting and chewing skills, and as an aid to inhibit teeth grinding. Available in Green and Red/w a knobby texture.


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Nuk Massager Brush

Sensory

From $3.49
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Nuk Massager Brush

$3.49

The Nuk brush is great for teething and sensory development! With its soft rubberized nubbed head, it offers valuable sensory information for a child's mouth. A tool used for helping children getting acquainted with small tastes of different foods, or used in a clinical setting, the Nuk Massager Brush has a multitude of uses. Great for oral sens...


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Chewy Tubes (Red, Yellow, Blue or Green) Chewy Tubes specialneedsessentials

Chewy Tubes (Red, Yellow, Blue or Green)

$7.95

Chewy Tubes are an innovative oral-motor device designed to provide a resilient, non-food, chewable surface for practicing biting and chewing skills, and as an aid to inhibit teeth grinding. Chewy Tubes help you teach chewing, biting and normalization of oral habits, essential oral motor skills needed in an OPT program.  Chewy Tubes are availabl...


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CamoCup

Daily Living

$25.00
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CamoCup

$25.00

The CamoCup is great for infants children, and adults with sensory motor skill deficiencies. The CamoCup is a fantastic cup to help anyone learn how to drink, with its unique design designed to help make drinking easier. The large opening helps make it easy to see what is inside, the grooves make it easy to grip and the sturdy base helps keep it...


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Tots First Chunky Pegs Alex Jr specialneedsessentials

Tots First Chunky Pegs

$15.99

The Tots First Chunky Pegs by Alex Jr. is a 20-piece baby block set including colorful chunky pegs and pegboard. Perfect for small hands, the Tots First Chunky Peg Set helps to develop motor skills like grip and hand-eye coordination. With different shapes and color design on each peg, your little one can stack and sort Chunky Pegs while working...


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Ready, Set, ABC Flashcards (multi-sensory cards) Alex specialneedsessentials

Ready, Set, ABC Flashcards (multi-sensory cards)

$14.99

The Ready, Set, ABC touch and feel cards are double-sided multi-sensory flash cards used to build early academic skills like vocabulary and reading. Each card has two-sides, one side is a letter and the other side is a textured illustration for each letter in bright, fun colors. 13 cards come in a sturdy box for easy clean up and storage.  The w...


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Magic Microphone Translucent Toysmith specialneedsessentials

Magic Microphone Translucent

$5.99

3 years & up. Sing or speak into this echo microphone to hear the sound of your amplified voice! Each microphone measures 9 1/2". Not electronic, no batteries required. Colors will vary.


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Milton, the Mealtime Companion Sixty LLC specialneedsessentials

Milton, the Mealtime Companion

$29.95

Designed by two brilliant dads, meet Milton, the Mealtime Companion! Milton is a fun feeding tool helping to teach your children about healthy and courageous eating. When you place Milton on the table during meal time, he becomes an eating role model for your child. Milton, the mealtime companion, encourages children to try their vegetables and ...


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Chew Stixx Chewable As and Zs

Early Development

$8.99
Chew Stixx Chewable As and Zs Sensory Universtiy specialneedsessentials

Chew Stixx Chewable As and Zs

$8.99

Learn while chewing with Chew Stixx Chewable As and Zs! Chew Stixx Chewable As and Zs are great for children who chew on pencils, shirts and more. Combining multiple sensroy stimulating and food simulating textures, the Chew Stixx Chewable As and Zs is an excellent fidget and chew. The A is smooth while the Z is textured. Made of FDA approved ma...


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Rectangular Weighted Gel Lap Pad Skil-Care specialneedsessentials

Rectangular Weighted Gel Lap Pad

$29.99

The Skil-Care rectangular gel weighted lap pad helps to provide a calming sensation. This seven pound lap pad is filled with a blue gel with a kaleidoscope of colorful stars providing visual stimulation.  Acting as a fidget aid,  the gel pad helps those who have trouble sitting still focus on the task at hand. The weighted lap pad provides tacti...


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Chew Tube Ps and Qs

Early Development

$12.50
Chew Tube Ps and Qs Chewy Tubes specialneedsessentials

Chew Tube Ps and Qs

$12.50

Chewy Tubes are an innovative oral-motor device designed to provide a resilient, non-food, chewable surface for practicing biting and chewing skills, and as an aid to inhibit teeth grinding. The P's and Q's are great for children and adults. Available in Orange and Green These P's and Q's offer a safe, non toxic material for biting a chewing. Th...


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Knobby Q's (2 pack) Chewy Tubes specialneedsessentials
Knobby Q's (2 pack)

Early Development

$12.50
Knobby Q's (2 pack) Chewy Tubes specialneedsessentials

Knobby Q's (2 pack)

$12.50

Double the fun with 2 Knobby Qs! Each Knobby Q offers a flexible and bumpy surface, perfect for new teeth getting ready to start chewing foods. This stage 2 teether covered with knobs adds just the right amount of sensory input to the teething experience, making it ideal for practicing biting and chewing skills. Teething on the Knobby Q allows b...


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Chewy Ps in a Pod Teether Smooth

Early Development

$12.50
Chewy Ps in a Pod Teether Smooth Chewy Tubes specialneedsessentials

Chewy Ps in a Pod Teether Smooth

$12.50

These two fun green Chewy Ps offer a smooth flexible surface perfect for new gums and sprouting teeth to practice biting and chewing skills. Grasping the top of the P supports the development of early fine motor skills for little fingers. The long arm of the P reaches back to the molar area to provide jaw input where true biting skills mature. T...


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WhisperPhone Solo

Education

From $8.99
WhisperPhone Solo Harebrain Inc specialneedsessentials

WhisperPhone Solo

$8.99

WhisperPhone Solo is a hands-free, acoustical voice-feedback tool that enables learners to focus and hear the sounds that make up words ten times* more clearly as they learn by processing language aloud. Simply use the Solo like a phone. It helps accelerate development in speech training by channeling the voice directly into the user’s ear. Whil...


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Spiffies Flavored Tooth Gel (Xylitol Toothpaste) Spiffies specialneedsessentials

Spiffies Flavored Tooth Gel (Xylitol Toothpaste)

$7.95

The Spiffies Tooth gel is a xylitol-rich alternative to traditional toothpaste. The fluoride-free tooth gel is effective and flavored to provide a positive experience during early oral health development.  Anecdotal evidence shows that kids who hate toothpaste love “I Can Brush” gel.  For individuals with sensory issues or other special needs, t...


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Spiffies Tooth Wipes

Daily Living

$6.99
Spiffies Tooth Wipes Spiffies specialneedsessentials

Spiffies Tooth Wipes

$6.99

Spiffies tooth-wipes are a disposable wet wipe designed to clean the mouth and the teeth. Each box holds 20 individually wrapped wipes. About a week's supply. Designed for infants over the age of 3 months. Nicely nubby towellette removes plaque (stuck sugars) from the teeth. Can be used even if the baby is sleeping after feeding-the wipes won't...


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Magic Microphone

Play

$5.99
Magic Microphone Toysmith specialneedsessentials

Magic Microphone

$5.99

3 years & up. Sing or speak into this echo microphone to hear the sound of your amplified voice! Each microphone measures 9 1/2". Not electronic, no batteries required. Colors will vary.


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Smart Snacks® Counting Cookies™ Learning Resources specialneedsessentials

Smart Snacks® Counting Cookies™

$21.99

Smart Snacks® Counting Cookies™ will help your child recognize, count and compare numbers while developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The Counting Cookies include 11 designed cookies with numbers 0-10 on the bottom and the corresponding numbers of the counting chips on the top. Sensory Seekers will love pretending to eat textur...


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Smart Snacks Alpha Pops

Education

$21.99
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Smart Snacks Alpha Pops

$21.99

Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™ Pop together these frozen treats to match uppercase and lowercase letters. Double-sided to include all 26 letters. Self-checking by color. Also great for fine motor skills and imaginative play! Each Alpha Pop measures 4?L x 1¼”W. Toddlers+ | Ages 2+


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Tub Tunes Water Flutes Alex Toys specialneedsessentials

Tub Tunes Water Flutes

$18.99

Tub time is symphony time! Help little ones discover musical notes and sounds while in the tub. These five water flutes can be filled with varying amounts of water to create different tones. Try water flute fun outside of the tub, as well. Little ones can follow along with the instructions to learn simple songs: download songs sheets & instr...


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Ready, Set, 123 Touch & Feel Flashcards (multi-sensory) Alex specialneedsessentials

Ready, Set, 123 Touch & Feel Flashcards (multi-sensory)

$14.99

Alex toys' Ready, Set, 123 Flash Cards are counting flash cards that promote tactile learning, creativity and the basic concept of counting. The multi-sensory double-sided counting flashcards help provide an introduction to early reading and counting skills.  Just like the Ready, Set, ABC flashcards, each card has two-sides and one of each side ...


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Knobby P's in a Pod

Early Development

$12.50
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Knobby P's in a Pod

$12.50

Knobby P's in a Pod are a great teething tool that offers a unique textured surface that helps to learn to chew. With it's shape the P helps also to develop early fine motor skills. Made of safe materials, they are free from lead, BPA, PVC and phthalates, helping you know your Special One can chew safely.


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Tongue LifteR

Therapy

From $9.99
Tongue LifteR Johnson Therapeutic specialneedsessentials

Tongue LifteR

$9.99

The Tongue LifteR is a therapy tool designed to help an individual make a proper "R" sound. A contoured cradle that fully lifts and supports the tongue, the Tongue LifteR has an angled handle for optimal lift and control making it one of the best therapy tools based on design and size. Loved by therapists across the country, the Tongue LifteR he...


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Johnson Therapeutic Large Textured Spoons Johnson Therapeutic specialneedsessentials

Johnson Therapeutic Large Textured Spoons

$6.99

The Johnson Therapeutic large textured spoons are great for providing oral-sensory stimulation as well as aiding in spoon feeding.  The textured bottoms of the spoons add tactile input. With a shallow bowl, it provides a decreased bolus size allowing for easier swallowing and decreasing the risk of aspiration. The long handles allow for hand-ove...


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Johnson Therapeutic Small Textured Spoons Johnson Therapeutic specialneedsessentials

Johnson Therapeutic Small Textured Spoons

$3.33

Johnson Therapeutic Textured Spoons provide oral-sensory stimulation and help your young child transition to spoon feeding. The textured spoons act as both a feeding tool and therapy tool for individuals with oral sensory needs. The shallow bowl helps to decrease the bolus size and the risk of aspiration. The extended handle allows for hand-over...


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Easy Grip Flexies

Play

$19.99
Easy Grip Flexies Edushape specialneedsessentials

Easy Grip Flexies

$19.99

Flexies are the distinctly shaped fun building tool! Rubbery, soft, and flexible Flexies are great for tactile and sensory stimulation, as well as developing gross motor skills. What Flexies can do is only limited by the imagination!  Great for visual sensory development, hand eye coordination and more!


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Chewlery Chew Necklaces Abilitations specialneedsessentials
Chewlery Chew Necklaces

Daily Living

$26.99
Chewlery Chew Necklaces Abilitations specialneedsessentials

Chewlery Chew Necklaces

$26.99

Chewlery Chew Necklaces are great for children who have the urge to bite and chew. Helpful to keep children from biting their nails, clothes, or other items. Stretchy and durable, they also work as a silent fidget. An oral motor stimulator and sensory tool all in one!Made of non toxic materials. Each comes in a set of four


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Chewy Lolli Swirl

Daily Living

$7.99
Chewy Lolli Swirl Sensory Universtiy specialneedsessentials

Chewy Lolli Swirl

$7.99

Chew Lolli Swirls are great for your Special Ones who chew! Great as either a hand fidget or a chew, its textured surface allows for sensory input and helps to calm those with sensory integration issues. The Chew Lolli Swirl is small and great for the classroom, home or anywhere where a safe chew and fidget solution is needed. The ultimate chewy...


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The First Years Massaging Action Teether

Early Development

$12.00
The First Years Massaging Action Teether The First Years specialneedsessentials

The First Years Massaging Action Teether

$12.00

A gently vibrating teething toy that helps those teething. With its bright colors and spinning rattle on the handle, this teether is great for all little ones!


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Sensory Stixx Hand Fidget

Education

$8.99
Sensory Stixx Hand Fidget Sensory Universtiy specialneedsessentials

Sensory Stixx Hand Fidget

$8.99

The Sensory Stixx is a discrete hand fidget that offers instant sensory stimulation. Easy to fit in a pocket, purse or book bag, this Sensory Stixx draws little attention to itself and helps to avoid anxiety for the user. Great for use as a tactile or sensory brush. Made of non toxic material, BP, Latex and Phthalate free, it is safe for oral us...


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Chew Stixx Pencil Topper

Education

$7.99
Chew Stixx Pencil Topper Sensory Universtiy specialneedsessentials

Chew Stixx Pencil Topper

$7.99

The Chew Stixx Pencil topper is great for chewing, biting or teeth grinding. Fitting on the top of any Number 2 pencil, the Chew Stixx pencil topper is great for the classroom and helps those who may chew on teeth damaging pencils and erasers. Helping to increase attention, lower anxiety and improve concentration, these pencil toppers are great ...


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Hippo Bath Set - Play and Learn Edushape specialneedsessentials

Hippo Bath Set - Play and Learn

$34.95

Learning to spell has never been more fun with Edushape Hippo Bath Set.  With a collection of fun bright letters that stick to the wall when wet, the Hippo Bath Set helps make bath time learning time! Easy fun clean up: put Edu-Foam pieces in Hippo’s mouth to drain surface water. The Hippo adjusts to tubs with up to 4” wide sides and can be reve...


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Dynamic Movement Body Sox® (Body Sock) Abilitations specialneedsessentials

Dynamic Movement Body Sox® (Body Sock)

$35.99

The Body Sox® teach spacial awareness with resistance and balance.  The stretchy translucent fabric allows the individual to feel safe while providing a calming effect. The Velcro opening allows the individual to easily enter and exit the Body Sox while also giving the option of keeping the neck and head area exposed (based on individual's prefe...


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Throat Scope

Therapy

From $18.99
Throat Scope Throat Scope specialneedsessentials

Throat Scope

$24.99

Throat Scope is an all-in-one light and tongue depressor that allows for one-handed control for oral examination, perfect for use at home, or in a medical setting. The Throat Scope illuminates the entire mouth allowing for fast, accurate assessment. Two powerful long-life LED lights are automatically activated when a blade is inserted. The Thro...


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Skil-Care Spiral Gel Pad (Blue and Yellow) Skil-Care specialneedsessentials

Skil-Care Spiral Gel Pad (Blue and Yellow)

$45.99

The Skil-Care Spiral Gel Pad is a weighted gel pad designed in a blue and yellow spiral shape. The Spiral Gel Pad has two plastic discs in the gel to allow one to fidget and focus. The design of the gel pad allows the user to move the discs around which provides tactile and visual stimulation. This sensory stimulation helps to strengthen fine mo...


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Gel-Maze With Marble

Sensory

$29.99
Gel-Maze With Marble Skil-Care specialneedsessentials

Gel-Maze With Marble

$29.99

The Skil-Care Gel Maze provides the opportunity to move a marble through a maze pattern while promoting motor skills and hand strengthening. The green gel maze is a fidget and movement aid that is a great calming solution for people of all ages especially those with Alzheimer's, SPD, or dyspraxia. The gel maze can also act as a weighted lap pad ...


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Tactile Discs Set by Gonge

Sensory

From $79.99
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Tactile Discs Set by Gonge

$79.99

The Gonge Tactile Discs Sets contain tactile discs with different tactile designs, each in it's own color. Each texture can be found on a large disc for positioning on the floor, as well as on a small disc which the child is able to hold in their hand. Work on gross motor skills like balance and coordination while promoting group play, problem s...


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Chewy Q's (2 pack)

Early Development

$12.50
Chewy Q's (2 pack) Chewy Tubes specialneedsessentials

Chewy Q's (2 pack)

$12.50

The Chewy Q's (pack of 2) offers a flexible soothing surface, perfect for new gums and sprouting teeth to practice biting and chewing skills. The smooth chewing surface of the Chewy Q's (Stage 1 in Teething) is ideal for baby’s first teething experiences. Teething on the Chewy Q allows baby’s mouth to remain open for breathing and sound play! Th...


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WhisperPhone Element XL

Education

$6.99
WhisperPhone Element XL Harebrain Inc specialneedsessentials

WhisperPhone Element XL

$6.99

This handheld WhisperPhone XL is ideal for helping learners develop their reading and spelling abilities and for developing new language skills. Perfect for the tactilely sensitive who prefer to hold their WhisperPhone vs. wearing our Solo headset.A great size for older learners and readers, this WhiperPhone XL is a great tool for therapy and le...


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WhisperPhone Duet Deluxe

Education

$19.99
WhisperPhone Duet Deluxe Harebrain Inc specialneedsessentials

WhisperPhone Duet Deluxe

$19.99

WhisperPhone Duet is an acoustical telephone that enhances student-to-student and teacher-to-student reading activities. Duet keeps classrooms quieter by creating an acoustically-clear connection between two readers. Duet also helps develop reading skills and encourages expressive reading teachers want. Kids will love Duet for the fun and adven...


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WhisperPhone Solo XL

Education

$10.99
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WhisperPhone Solo XL

$10.99

By using WhisperPhone®, you can help your clients improve articulation and sensory development without invasive changes to your teaching process. WhisperPhone is a hands-free, acoustical voice-feedback headset that enables learners to focus and hear the sounds that make up words ten times* more clearly as they learn by processing language aloud....


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WhisperPhone Select

Education

$85.99
WhisperPhone Select Harebrain Inc specialneedsessentials

WhisperPhone Select

$85.99

WhisperPhone Select™ is designed to help manage guided reading. This team-based, direct-to-ear product helps students hear themselves very clearly while reading and allows the teacher to monitor reading performance and assist with word decoding one student at a time. Turn the dial to provide easy and discrete communication between teacher and st...


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WhisperPhone Element (auditory feedback tool) Harebrain Inc specialneedsessentials

WhisperPhone Element (auditory feedback tool)

$5.99

The handheld WhisperPhone Element is ideal for helping young learners develop their reading and spelling abilities. The Element is an auditory feedback tool that develops language skills. Simply hold the Element like one would a phone. As you speak into the mouthpiece, you hear yourself in the ear pad. This increases speech awareness, promotes r...


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Safety Toothbrush

Daily Living

$5.95
Safety Toothbrush Spiffies specialneedsessentials

Safety Toothbrush

$5.95

The Spiffies Safety Toothbrush is a sturdy, oval-shaped brush designed to introduce brushing at the earliest possible stage. The Infant Safety Toothbrush is a teether and soft-bristled tooth brush all-in-one. Ideal for both the parents and curious little ones, the rounded shape of the Safety Toothbrush allows for an infant to easily grasp while ...


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Shapes N' Shadows

Play

$25.00
Shapes N' Shadows Edushape specialneedsessentials

Shapes N' Shadows

$25.00

Take Hand Shadows to the Next Level! The physics of a simple shadow has entertained children forever. Shapes ‘N Shadows builds on that fun, to give children enchanting shadow options which they couldn’t otherwise achieve. Includes the self-standing 13” by 11½” Theater Screen and 24 pieces which snap together differently to form ever changing sha...


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Edushape Opaque Sensory Balls (4 pack) Edushape specialneedsessentials

Edushape Opaque Sensory Balls (4 pack)

$14.99

The Sensory Opaque Balls by Edushape are a tactile tool and early developmental toy encouraging sensory play. The Edushape Sensory Balls help to stimulate sensory development while strengthening grip and hand-eye coordination. Roll, squeeze, throw or kick the Sensory Balls to develop gross motor skills and promote group play.  The textured surfa...


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