When it comes to helping kids with sensory issues by providing sensory diet toys and equipment, there are many low-cost and even no-cost options. I recommend “Lindsey and Nancy’s Fifty Favorite Toys” in Raising a Sensory Smart Child, but here’s a short list to start you off.
Mindfulness is an important part of self-regulation and the ability to regulate our senses, feelings, and body. It’s a skill that allows us to be aware of our body without responding rashly. In kids, mindfulness is important in the ability to pay attention and responding to input from the world around us, including emotionally and cognitively.
Your 18 to 24-month old baby is growing and learning new skills quickly. He is likely knows the meaning of simple objects, names items in a book, understands simple verbs. The following developmental milestone chart will give you an idea of what do expect during the next few months.
Kids with sensory needs can benefit from a themed intervention. The child that craves sensory input can benefit from a set of sensory activities that are designed around their special interests. The same holds true for the child who pulls back from sensations.
Source: Train Themed Sensory Ideas