Recommended Toys

Play is the work of childhood and toys are the essential tools of that work! A great toy is an invitation to explore exciting possibilities while engaging imagination, executive function, fine motor, gross motor, and social skills. Creating an experience that children want to return to again and again transforms developmental work--often really hard work!--into play.

Giant Leaps is a demanding proving ground for toys. We constantly purchase, test, and evaluate new products for use in the clinic and to recommend to parents. This online guide to Giant Leaps' kid-tested, staff-recommended list of the absolutely most fun, best skills-building toys is organized by Age Group and Skill Area--the Buy It Now button on each toy page directly links to a retailer for purchase. It couldn't be easier to experience the power of play!