Lending

The Toy & Technology Library houses over 1500 items for loan.  These items, in 10 different categories, include developmentally appropriate toys, easy to access toys, simple communication tools, switches, and switch-activated items.  If you aren’t sure what your child needs, or if we don’t have what you are looking for, please contact us and we can answer your questions.

For a description of items available in each lending category, hover over the photos below:

Selection of baby toys

Infant
Toys

These toys are chosen for easy access and interest of the very young child and infant.

Selection of vehicles, beads, and puzzles that practice fine motor skills

Fine Motor/
Manipulative

This category has a wide range of toys to support fine motor skills, ranging from very simple grasping to more complex tasks.

Childrens, rattles, drum, and other musical instruments

Musical
Toys

The Library has a nice selection of musical toys available

Games and puzzles that help practice language skills

Language-Based Toys

These toys are chosen for their features that can support a wide range of language-based skills.

Selection of games with colorful, engaging colors and shapes

Games

There are a wide range of games to suit young children just beginning to learn the concepts of turn-taking as well as older children practicing strategies and more complex skills.

Variety of different types of puzzles

Puzzles

From simple inset to more complex interlocking, there are many different puzzles to fit various skills and interest levels.

A selection of colorful plastic lever toys, cars and other toys

General
Toys

Toys in this category support a range of interest and skills.

Different types of wired and wireless switches

Switches

There is a wide selection of switches available for loan. You can choose to try mechanical or electronic switches.

Variety of switch-activated toys- monkey in a box, guitar, plane, dinosaur, bubble machine

Switch-Activated Toys

The Library has a vast selection of switch-activated toys including bump-&-go, straight line, musical, and remote controlled items.

Toys that have specific textures or sounds that enhance sensory experience

Sensory and Perceptual

Toys in this category have specific sensory features (such as vibration or textures). Also in this category are toys related to perceptual skills, such as shape sorters

Communication
Devices

The Library has a nice selection of communication devices available, including both direct access and switch accessible options.

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Toy and Technology Library Staff:

  • Wendling, Mary Jo, OTR/L
    Toy and Technology Library Director Occupational Therapy Faculty
    LEND
  • Toy and Technology Library
    Room 286
    McCampbell Hall
    1581 Dodd Drive
    Columbus, OH 43210
    Tel: (614) 688-3431

    To Schedule an Appointment Contact:
    Mary Jo Wendling
    OTR/L (614) 688-3431
    mary.wendling@osumc.edu

    For more information:

    View our brochure

    Program Info Sheet

     

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