Linked below are some of our favorite tactile books and toys for blind and visually impaired young children. As an Amazon Associate, BEST earns from qualifying purchases. We appreciate your support!

Bubble Sensory Fidget Toy

Bubble Sensory Fidget Toy

Bubble pop sensory toys are great for all children, but especially for those who are blind or low vision! They support fine motor development, pre-Braille tactile skills and can help reduce stress or fidgeting. The slight popping sound they make can be fun for the child. They are easy to clean and transportable — we love using them in restaurants, car rides or on airplanes to keep the child engaged! For older children they can easily be turned into a game as well. Great for all ages!

Fat Brain Toys Dimpl Duo

Fat Brain Toys Dimpl Duo

Silicone buttons, textured shapes, and words written in Braille. Encourages sensory exploration, tactile learning, shape learning, color learning, reading skills
On one side, buttons embossed with shapes, labeled with shape names in English and Braille. On the other side colors labeled in English and Braille.

Yoto Player

Yoto Player

Insert content cards from Yoto’s curated library of over 200+ titles into the speaker box for hours of entertainment and learning. Large dials make it easy to change volume and skip forward/back, and it’s portable with a rechargeable battery and even supports Bluetooth. Even record personalized audio cards.

Brio Magnetic Blocks

Brio Magnetic Blocks

The Magnetic Blocks include 6 blocks and 2 balls with built-in magnets that combine height and length-wise. Magnets make it easy to stack the blocks and build tall towers.

Braille ABC Wooden Blocks

Braille ABC Wooden Blocks

This 28 block set is made with Braille and embossed letters along with traditional letter forms on the block. These blocks are not only fun to stack and play with, but they also make an excellent learning tool.

Never Touch a Spider! Board Book

Never Touch a Spider! Board Book

This fun and tactile board book incorporates silicone textures for added interest.

DK Braille: Animals

DK Braille: Animals

Designed especially for the young braille reader, this tactile book features a fascinating selection of creatures, from bears and big cats to birds and bugs.
DK Braille: Animals has everything written in both large print and braille for kids. The facts are accompanied by embossed and tactile images.

DK Braille: Farm

DK Braille: Farm

Produced in consultation with braille experts, this LEGO DUPLO board book explores LEGO DUPLO farm animals such as pigs and cows, and vehicles, such as tractors. It combines high-contrast colors with embossed images of the models for children to feel. Large-size text is printed alongside the braille.

DK Braille: On the Move

DK Braille: On the Move

A 30-page tactile reference book, DK Braille: On the Move features entries on a fascinating selection of vehicles, from cranes and cars to helicopters and even monster trucks! Entries are written in both Braille and large print to allow readers the opportunity to learn all there is to know about common vehicles, including their makes and their functions.

DK Braille: Shapes

DK Braille: Shapes

DK Braille: Shapes helps children learn, find, and remember their shapes through die-cut shapes, embossed images, and braille or large format text in this special book designed specifically for blind or visually impaired readers.

SENSEational Alphabet Book

SENSEational Alphabet Book

This fun and engaging book lets children feel the different textures of the horse and lizard, smell the distinct aromas of apples and roses, move the hands of the watch, pull the zipper and much, much more. Learn the entire alphabet and many beginning words in Sign Language and Braille. Touch the corresponding key pad and recite the letters and words along with the book.

TouchThinkLearn: Shapes Board Book

TouchThinkLearn: Shapes Board Book

Combining scooped-out die-cuts with raised, shaped elements, each book is designed to offer the youngest learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on, multisensory way. The image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts.

Educational Insights Shapes Beanbags

Educational Insights Shapes Beanbags

Kids will love learning to identify shapes with these embroidered beanbags.
Each set includes a square, triangle, hexagon, pentagon, circle, rectangle, oval, and star beanbag. Also included is an activity guide packed with fun activities and a handy drawstring bag.

Educational Insights Touchable Textures

Educational Insights Touchable Textures

Scratchy, slippery, silky, or soft? Young learners build tactile awareness and vocabulary skills as they interact with these 20 texture squares (10 different pairs) in a variety of “hands-on” activities. Textures include bumpy, furry, fuzzy, nubby, and more.

Kid O Free Play Magnatab

Kid O Free Play Magnatab

Children can use their imaginations to draw pictures, shapes, letters and numbers!
Sensory-based drawing and learning! The stylus is the “pen” and the tablet is the “paper”–the magnetic stylus pulls beads to the surface to “draw”–easily “erases” with the press of a finger or side swipe of the stylus! Glow in the dark version available as well.

TouchThinkLearn: Numbers Board Book

TouchThinkLearn: Numbers Board Book

Combining scooped-out die-cuts with raised, shaped elements, each book is designed to offer the youngest learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on, multisensory way. The image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts.

Learning Resources Ruff's House Tactile Set

Learning Resources Ruff’s House Tactile Set

Gives children the opportunity for hands-on learning in a way that enhances cognitive, language, and physical skills. Stimulates the sense of touch, and reinforces colors, matching, and fine motor skills with 10 textures and colors of Ruff’s bones. Ruff’s House Teaching Tactile Set includes Ruff, the dog, 20 bones (10 textures, 2 of each texture), doghouse, and activity guide.

Melissa and Doug Shopping Cart

Melissa and Doug Shopping Cart

Constructive Play- Encourage your child’s imagination and role-playing with this super realistic shopping cart, they won’t want to stop playing! For cane users — a great pre-cane tool!

PlanToys Braille Alphabet

PlanToys Braille Alphabet

Each piece has a braille symbol that represents each letter in the alphabet.

PlanToys Rhythm Box

PlanToys Rhythm Box

Wooden hand drum inspired by Cajon hand drumming boxes. Children can sit on the drum to create their unique rhythms and tempos.

Polk BOOM Swimmer Jr Waterproof Speaker

Polk BOOM Swimmer Jr Waterproof Speaker

The Swimmer can be immersed in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes. Take it to the pool, ocean, and even the shower. Loop your Swimmer around virtually any object.

Rockabye Plush Rockers

Rockabye Plush Rockers

Each rocker has its very own unique style and personality Each rocker features four educational songs, written composed and performed by Rockabye.

Sensory Balls

Sensory Balls

These sensory toys have different textures for tactile exploration and sensory development.

Starfish Suction Bath Toys

Starfish Suction Bath Toys

Starfish toys stretch and stick to the tub surface or stand on their own.

TouchThinkLearn: Opposites Board Book

TouchThinkLearn: Opposites Board Book

Combining scooped-out die-cuts with raised, shaped elements, each book is designed to offer the youngest learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on, multisensory way. The image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts.

TwiddleNathan Fidget Toy

TwiddleNathan Fidget Toy

Sensory toys designed for anxiety relief and to increase brain activity. Fidgets include a satisfying silicone chewie, a sealed textured crackle pouch, an attractive braided tassel, a cheery duck patch, and a hook and loop closure pull tab which can be used for attachment to a backpack, belt, walker, or wheelchair.

Wooden Balance Board

Wooden Balance Board

It can be a slide, seesaw, tunnel, boat, rocker, table, stepping stone, lounge chair, fitness equipment, soccer goals, teeter popper or bridge -endless possibilities of free and creative play. It stimulates the vestibular system, supports the muscles responsible for the correct posture, develops the sense of balance, supports the development of the sense of proprioception (deep feeling).

Wooden Shape Puzzles

Wooden Shape Puzzles

This multi-shape toy puzzle is an excellent learning activity for babies and toddlers.

Flyerstoy 3-in-1 Swing

Flyerstoy 3-in-1 Swing

The three-in-one swing begins with a full back and front bar for security and safety. Then the front bar can be removed to promote independence of entering and exiting the swing with less assistance. Lastly, the back can be removed to resemble a typical playground swing.

Little Tikes First Slide

Little Tikes First Slide

This indoor/outdoor plastic children’s slide is great for gross motor play with adult present for safety.