Pediatric Therapists (pictured left to right) Erin Adams and Anne Zinn display some of the items listed on their holiday gift giving guide.

Looking for gift ideas for the kiddos in your life? We went to Anne Zinn, speech language pathologist, and Erin Adams, occupational therapist, with the QMG Pediatric Therapy team for some ideas. From toys that encourage fine and gross motor skills to activities promoting sensory exploration, our therapists have handpicked items that not only entertain but also contribute to your child’s wellbeing.


Get Creative
Get busy creating art with different mediums: paint, chalk, crayons, and putty!

Fine Motor Skills

  • Elemenosqueeze Blocks
  • Mega Blocks
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Magna-tiles
  • Fidget Cube
  • Pop-It
  • Learning Resources hedgehog
  • Melissa and Doug wooden sound puzzles
  • Stacking Spinner Rings
  • Fischer Price piggy bank
  • Play-Doh

 Play Ball

 Education with a Spin

Help Out Around the House

Active Play/Gross Motor

Secret Hideaway
Creating forts and cozy nooks are an essential part of childhood!

Use Your Imagination

  • Costumes
  • Build your own town — So many great sets with train tracks, animals, and structures to allow children to use their imagination and create new worlds each time they play!
  • Gear Construction Sets
  • Dinosaurs or animal figurines
  • Little People Barn
  • Little People House
  • Potato Head
  • Pop the Pig
  • Legos
  • Critter Clinic
  • Learning Resources Hide and Go Moo


  • All Better Books by Usborne
  • Poke A Dot books by Melissa and Doug
  • There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a …books by Lucille Colandro

Sensory Play

  • Swings (indoor or outdoor)
  • Mini trampoline
  • Tunnel
  • Wobble cushion
  • Squigz suction cups
  • Squigz spinners
  • Floam
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Water Beads
  • Ride on Bouncy Donkey
  • Therapy Ball

Infant Feeding

  • Baby Food Dispensing spoon
  • Baby Spoons First Stage 6+
  • EZPZ Tiny Cup
  • EZPZ Straw Cup


  • Learning resources noodle knockout
  • Yeti in My Spaghetti
  • Spot it!
  • Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game
  • Pop the Pig
  • Pancake Pileup
  • Feed the Woozle