CTC Recommended Products

Why Choose From Our Products Page?

At Carolina Therapy Connection, we have an open mind to drive innovation and believe the clinic should be an educational resource to provide our families with direct access to the latest products in pediatric habilitative and rehabilitative services. Everything you see on this page are direct recommendations from our knowledgable and experienced therapists and are items we use every day at our clinic! We believe in using toys, games and a variety of other therapeutic items that promote success for a child’s capacity to succeed and develop the skills necessary to improve learning and development. Looking for something specific you don’t see here? Call our clinic at (252) 341-9944 or speak with your child’s therapist, so that we can help your family find the right products for a better carryover of therapy at home.



Infant/Toddler Toys & Products

Baby Einstein Glow & Discover Light Bar

Learning Resources Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog (18+ months)

Fisher-Price Little People Big Animal Train Toy with Lights Music and Smart Stages Learning Content
  • Great for: language development, pretend play, alphabet, counting, colors, shapes, opposites and imitating animal sounds



Playskool Stack ‘n Spin Monkey Gears

Baby Soft Toy Blocks with Numbers, Shapes, Animals, Fruit and Textures


Wheel Balance Toy




Academia & Education Products

Spring Loaded Scissors


Spring Loaded Scissors (3 Pack)


Sound Puzzles
  • Great for kiddos who love to hear a noise or sound following action (i.e. ‘mooing’ following placement of cow puzzle piece)

Wiggle Seat (Great for kiddos with ADHD or difficulty sitting still for long periods of time)



Bounce Band for Desks (relieves hyperactivity, provides sensory input while sitting)


Wobble Stool Desk Chair
  • Great alternative seating solution to any classroom seating, student desk chair or kids computer chair.
  • Ideal for kiddos with active, high energy and sensory seeking behaviors during seated tasks


Waxed Yarn Reusable Molding and Sculpting Sticks 
  • These are most often used at our clinics for letter formation, shape formation, and motor planning skills!
  • This provides children who are in the pre-writing stages a sensory friendly way to practice letters, numbers, shapes and more!


Dive Into Shapes Geometry Building Set





Fan Favorite Clinic Toys & Sensory Products

Fisher Price Sit ‘n Stand Skyway (Clinic Fan Favorite!)


Doorway Sensory Swing (Easy to install in any home!)

Stepping Stones for Kids Indoor and Outdoor Balance Blocks

Harkla’s Sensory Kids Pod Swing


Sensory Play Water Beads
  • Great to use for base of sensory bin


Kinetic Sand
  • Great to use for base of sensory bin


Squigs (Silly Suckers)


Spinner Stacking Toy (Clinic Fan Favorite!)

Sensory Pop-it Puzzle 


Squishy Stress Balls for Kids


Sensory Pop-up Tent



Up & Down Roller Coaster for Kids


Sensory Sox (3-5 years old)

Sensory Compression Vest
  • Deep Pressure Sensory Support – This compression vest for autism and sensory processing disorders creates a warm, supportive hug for kiddos who struggle with focus, stress, or anxiety.
  • Talk to your child’s occupational therapist to see if this product would be a good option for them!


5 Piece Foam Block Climb & Crawl Play Set


Mini Hand-Held Massager with Hand Grip – Kids at our clinic LOVE this as a way to provide sensory input 

Mini Pop Tubes Fidget Toy 24 Pack, Sensory Stretch Tubes Kit Stress Relief Toys for Kids


Therapy Brush for Occupational and Sensory Brushing
  • These Wilbarger therapy brush sets can help calm and relax kids and adults struggling with touch or sensory processing challenges, which makes it an option for those with ADD, ADHD, or autism.
  • Speak with your child’s therapist to better understand instructions for using these brushes, evidence behind this treatment & if this may be a good option for your child!



Fidget Spinners with Pop-it Buttons sensory toy





Self Care Practice

Fastener Board (great fine motor skills practice!)



How to Tell Time & How to Tie Your Shoes Interactive Books

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wood Lacing Sneaker – Learn to Tie a Shoe

Melissa & Doug Super Smile Dentist Kit With Pretend Play Set of Teeth And Dental Accessories
  • Great for kiddos who have difficulty or aversion to brushing teeth and/or going to the dentist due to sensory sensitivities

Melissa & Doug Freestanding Wooden Fresh Mart Grocery Store
  • This wooden grocery store is designed to inspire kiddos to browse the shelves and pay for purchases on 1 side, while on the other side, the grocer rings up items
  • Promotes pretend play, life skills, counting, imaginative play and so much more!




Switches & Switch/Easily Activated Toys

Extra Sensitive Pressure Switch Button


Switch Activated Bubble Machine


Touch-Sensitive Hexagon Wall Lights



Fine & Visual Motor Games, Toys & Products

Mr. Potato Head Set (This classic toy will always be great for body awareness, development of fine and visual motor skills, pretend play and so much more!)


Goliath Dragon Snacks Game – Find The Treasure

Build Or Boom Visual Motor Game

Make or Break Visual Motor Game


Rubiks Race Visual Motor Game



Apples to Apples Game




I Got This Problem Solving Game

Magnetic Color and Number Maze



Creative Fort Building Set
Crocodile Dentist Visual Motor Game


CADOO Board Game 

Shark Bite Fine Motor Game

Yeti in My Spaghetti


Bounce Off Visual Motor Game


Game Of Life

Gnomes at Night Game


Topple Chrome Game


A-B-SEA Alphabet Game




12 Pack Easy Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids Age 4-8 Years Old (9 different themed sets to choose from)


Wooden Sorting and Stacking Toy


Peg Board – Stacking Peg Board & Bead Stringing Set


Lacing Farm Toy Wooden Block Set


ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Brain Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up
  • Develops critical skills – Playing through the challenges builds reasoning and planning skills and provides a great stealth learning experience for young players
  • Great practice for visual motor & visual perceptual skills with 40 challenges ranging from beginner to expert



Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game (31 pcs) – Wire Balance Game

Pictureka! – Fun game used to target visual motor, visual perceptual and figure ground development 

Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Blocks Geometric Tangram Brain Teasers 


Rubik’s Race Game, Head To Head Fast Paced Square Shifting Board Game Based On The Rubiks Cubeboard (Ages 7+)


Exercise Putty (6-Pack) – Therapeutic putty used for hand strengthening prior to fine motor task (handwriting, cutting etc.)


Disney Frozen Frantic Board Game


Candy Land Board Game



Kanoodle Fine Motor Game


Spelling Bee Language Game


Break The Ice Puzzle Game

Kerplunk Fine Motor Game


Guess Who Card Game


Shopping List Memory Game

Zingo Vocabulary Game


Googly Eyes Drawing Game


Colors and Shapes BINGO Game


Monkeying Around Fine Motor Game

Giant Pegboard Fine Motor Activity


Go Fish Launch Game


Qwirkle Matching Board Game


Beginning Skills Floor Puzzle


Scrabble Junior Word Game


I SPY Eagle Eye Find-It-Game



Froggy Feeding Fun Fine Motor Game



“I Got This” Fine Motor Game



Magnetic Letter Building Fine Motor Activity 









Speech Therapist Recommended Toys

Pull-Back Vehicle Set – Soft Baby Toy Set

    • Joint attention
    • Anticipation (ready…set…)
    • Motor imitation (driving car, clapping hands “yay!” once they pull it back, etc.)
    • Imitation of environment sounds (beep beep, vroom vroom, go!)
    • Cause and effect
    • Labeling: cars, wheels, animals, etc.
    • Requesting (want, more)


Learning Resources Sorting Surprise Picnic Baskets, Toddler Sorting & Matching Skills Toy (Great for fine motor skills too!)


  • Labeling (colors, food, numbers)
  • Joint attention
  • Requesting (want, more, open)
  • Counting (1-10)
  • Answering WH questions (“What is in the purple basket?”)
  • Describing (color, shape)


Battat – Pound & Roll – Baby Activity Toy Station with 1 Toy Hammer & 4 Balls for Kids 12 Months +

    • Labeling
      • Nouns (colors, ball, door, star, etc) 
      • Verbs (go, stop, open, close)
      • Location words (in, out, up, down, on, off)
    • Joint attention
    • Vocal Play and Exclamatory sounds (woah, uh-oh, whoosh, boom, yay)
    • Turn Taking (my turn, your turn)
    • Following Simple Directions (put on ___, give me ____)
    • Requesting (more, want, help)


Learning Resources Peekaboo Learning Farm

    • Labeling/imitating 
      • Animal names and sounds (moo, oink, neigh, uh-oh, boo!)
      • Verbs (walk, hop, hug, hide, open, close)
      • Location words (in, out, on, off)
    • Joint attention (can sing Old MacDonald as you play, play hide-and-seek/peek-a-boo, etc.)
    • Following Simple Directions (open it, close it, give me)
    • Requesting (more, open)
    • Filling-in with singing Old Mac Donald


Learning Resources Rise & Shine Diner – 38 pieces

  • Targets:
    • Identify/label/imitate nouns: bowl, plate, breakfast foods & drinks, etc.
    • Joint attention
    • Imitation of motor: eating, drinking, using utensils
    • Self-play, functional play, relational play
    • Positional concepts: in, out, off, on
    • Wh questions: what do you like to eat? What do you want? When do we eat cereal?
    • Requesting: want, more, help
    • Following directions (give me, put on)
    • Life skills/ social skills: placing an order, paying, taking an order, reading a menu


Shape Sorter House

  • Targets: 
    • Labeling/imitating
      • Nouns – tree, cat, car, etc
      • Can put your own items in compartments to target specific nouns child is addressing
      • Verbs – open, close, get
    • Can be individualized with use of any small toys placed in compartments
    • Joint attention
    • Self-directed play, functional play, relational play
    • Positional concepts; in, out, on, off
    • Requesting: open, more, want, help
    • Facilitating 2-word productions: open door, take out, want more, want blue
    • WH-questions – based on items placed in compartments
    • Turn taking: my turn, your turn


Melissa & Doug Deluxe 10-Piece Alphabet Nesting and Stacking Blocks

  • Alphabet Nesting and Stacking Blocks- best for toddlers 2+ Targets:
    • Labeling nouns (animals, items, colors)
    • Positional and spatial concepts (up, on, in, out)
    • Joint attention
    • Following simple directions
    • Answering WH- questions
    • Cause and effect (build a tower and knock it down!) 
    • Introducing alphabet letters/sounds and items that begin with those letters


ThinkFun Zingo Bingo Award Winning Preschool Game for Pre-Readers and Early Readers Age 4 and Up


  • Develops critical skills – Perfect for pre-readers and early readers, builds language and matching skills in preschool kids through fun, fast-paced play
  • Best for ages 4-10 years old



Feeding, Mealtime & Oral Motor Products

ARK’s Z-Vibe Travel Kit with Spoons


ARK’s Z-Vibe Oral Stimulator for Speech & Feeding






ARK’s Y-Chew XT Oral Motor Chewy Tool


Sensory Chewy Necklaces 


Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder
  • Many versions of this product are available on Amazon. Our feeding specialists recommend using any of the MESH ones, similar to the one below!



Nuby 360 Grip N’ Sip 8oz Tritan Cup, Weighted Straw with Hygienic Cover


Oral Motor Textured Stimulation and Sensory Input Duo Spoon for Babies, Toddlers or Kids
  • Stimulates the tongue, gums, lips and mouth palate with textured spoon ends
  • Each Duo Spoon features a textured spoon head on either end to create varying experiences when kids are learning to self-feed, explore tastes, or enhance a sensory oral feel
  • A more playful, fun, and friendly design that’s better than a standard spoon our sensory spoons can create new food textures to enhance every individual meal or snack


PandaEar Baby Bendable Utensils Spoons

  • These bendable spoons encourage self feeding at different stages and can be repeatedly adjusted as your child’s motor skills improve.
  • The spoons can be bent to any angle and work equally well for the left or right handed.
  • Angling the spoons make scooping food easy for children with a variety of disabilities (Discuss use and potential need with your child’s occupational therapist!)


Munchkin Stay Put Suction Bowls for Babies and Toddlers

Meal-time Cutting toys, 73 PCS Play-Set For Cutting Fruits & Vegetables 
  • Great for fine motor skills practice & learning to properly use a knife safely
  • Promotes engagement and identification of different types of foods
  • Develops pretend play skills and development of appropriate meal-time behaviors




Social & Emotional Development

Learning Resources All About Me Feelings Activity Set
  • When kids learn how to recognize, understand, and feel their feelings, they build the skills they need to make friends, master teamwork, and live a happier, healthier life!
  • With 6 fun faces and 6 unique shapes, these feeling toys for kids strengthens social-emotional learning skills through fun, hands-on play
  • Kids can use the set’s built-on sorting to divide and match the counters by shape, color, and emotion


Who’s Feeling What? Social Emotional Learning Games, Communication Games for Kids

Emotional Rollercoaster Game