Maggie was so far behind developmentally when she came home. I remember sitting in the hotel in China and wanting to help her so bad. When we started speech therapy and occupational therapy I was introduced to some great toys to help Maggie developmentally. She has been home six months now and has just about caught up with her peers except for language which is to be expected. Here are some of my favorite toys that have helped Maggie grow and develop.I call this the "Piggy Bank". I used an empty large yogurt container and cut a slit in the top. We use checker pieces, quarters or bingo chips to put in the slot. This is great for hand eye coordination and fine motor skills and Maggie loves to "play" with her bank.
A Magnet/Marker Board has really helped Maggie's grasping, fine motor and hand eye coordination too. When she first got the magnets, Maggie couldn't even pick them up. Now, it is her favorite thing to do and she has gotten very good at picking them up and putting them on the board.