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PCIT Toys

Suggested Toys for PCIT Sessions

Below you will find toys commonly used by therapists in PCIT Sessions.  If you have additional toy suggestions, please contact us.

Important notes:

  • This is not an exhaustive list, these are toys often used by PCIT Therapists.

  • You do not need to purchase all these toys to conduct PCIT.  Therapists often have a minimum of 10 toy options available at their clinic, with a variety of options available for younger and older children.

  • Many therapists have 25+ toy options, and a designated toy closet or cabinet (or toy room).

  • Several purchasing options exist for most toys. We have only listed one example below.  For example, LEGOs are available in a wide variety of pieces (e.g., 200 pieces, 400 pieces) and themes (e.g., Star Wars).

  • Also, similar toys are available by different companies. For example, we have listed PicassoTiles below, but similar toys (e.g., Magna-Tiles) exist.

Common PCIT Toy Choices for Younger Children

The following toys are often used for children 2-5 years of age

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Mega Bloks

80 classic-colored building blocks. Hands-on play for early childhood development

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Foam Building Blocks

Toy blocks help improve fine motor skills and teach colors, shapes, and sharing

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Potato Heads

Bring on the laughs as kids create all kinds of characters, faces, and expressions

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Lego Duplo

Motivate young minds as they create and play with this versatile mix of blocks

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Wooden Building Blocks

This toddler toy is designed to develop imagination and improve motor skills

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Farm Set

Classic playset with music and sounds to help children learn about farm animals 

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Wooden Train

Deluxe train set that children can use to inspire their imagination and creativity

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Cutting Play Food

Children can play and learn the names of food groups, ingredients, and cutlery 

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Water Doodle Mat

No mess mat to help with fine motor skills, as well as number and letter identification

Common PCIT Toy Choices for Older Children

The following toys are often used for children 5-7 years of age

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Picasso Tiles

3D color magnetic building blocks that promote creative architectural designs

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Tinkertoy

Interactive toy that can unleash kids' imaginations and analytical skills

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Writing Tablet

The LCD tablet provides 10 inches of space for writing and drawing 

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Classic Legos

Older children can spend hours with these timeless building toys for creative play

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Snap Bead Jewelry

Colorful toys that encourage creativity, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination 

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Matchbox Playsets

Classic car sets that develop hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills

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STEM Toys & Activities

Educational STEM toys designed to boost problem solving skills for children 

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Flower Garden

STEM playset to stimulate visual sense, color recognition and aesthetic perception 

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Colored Pencil Set

Allow children to express their creativity while improving fine motor skills and coordination