Sensory Kits

About Sensory Kits

Sensory Kits are designed to engage children and adults of all ages and ability levels, and can be used for a variety of reasons. Benefits of using one of our Sensory Kits include:

  • Improvement of fine motor skills
  • Stress relief
  • Exploration & tactile interactions
  • Counting, sorting, letter, and color recognition skills
  • Writing & daily living skills

Sensory Kits can be checked out for two weeks. Each branch houses its own collection of kits, or you can place a hold on a kit from a different location and have it sent to your library.

Types of Sensory Kits

Our age suggestions are guidelines meant to help you choose the best kit for your needs. Anyone is welcome to checkout any Sensory Kit of their choosing, regardless of age or ability. Each kit has a visual guide to its contents at your local library branch.

For Children

Our children's kits focus on two separate age groups; preschool and grade school. Preschool kits contain baby safe toys for stacking, sorting, and fine motor skills. School age kits have some overlap with the preschool kits but contain more tools for daily living skills and advanced sorting materials.

For Teens

Sensory kits for teens are built around stress relief and relaxation. Tactile and building tools are common components in these kits. 

For Adults

Writing and daily living skills are our focus for kits centered around adult needs. Our LCD writing tablets allow adults with intellectual and developmental differences to practice writing in an easy to use and stress-free way. Interactive sensory toys are also included in adult kits.

Sponsors of this Program

This program was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-246155-OLS-20).