Hmmm, I did know of a site but can't rememebr what it was called.
What age group are you looking for?
We had an octopus and the child has to squeeze each 'tentacle' and it plays a different note. Might that be good?
Also make your own texture trays.
Use silver crinkly wrapping paper, tissue paper, flour and water, shave foam, pasta, rice, sand, cous cous, anything you can get hold of. Put flour in water in a washing up bowl, buy cheap plastic trays from pound shops.
did your smell of something lovely? Moine did and still does, 3 and a half years on!
Bethron I just did a shearch for you and came up with lots of websites but as I was about to go into some I was shut down, apparently I was performing an illegal operation! Deceped old computer system, sorry.
I typed 'sensory toys children special needs' under the UK only sections of google, sorry it won't let me do it today for soem reason or i'd do links for you.
Other snsory things we did with L in therapy was a large tub filled with sand then water on top and put tpoys in sand they had to play with.
we rubbed bay lotion onto their feet and let them leave wet footprints. We also did the same with talc and then let them leave footprints on mat.
ummm, I'll keep thinking but not sure I'm helping!
The smelly version (vanilla I think) of the Octopus is a Lamaze toy (Octotunes), it is a bit bigger than the Boots one and a bit more expensive, but still reasonable there is also a puppy which is similar and simpler as only has 4 paws!.
I had a number of regular customers who bought toys for different Special Needs and age groups and gathered quite a lot of information on the subject. Quite often it seemed that toys designed as Special Needs toys were very expensive as really for the professional nursery/health environment/school but there are a lot of other toys which are excellent value and inspired home made solutions.
I only pop onto this board from time to time so don't know anything about your child Bethron, I may be able to suggest some others if you post a little about your dd/ds.
you can self refer for portage, or you health visitor or peaditrician can refer, i think the website is portage.org.uk but if you google "portage" and "formative fun" it should come up with their websites