Hello, My 21 months old has Autism, He is a handsome ,smart little guy who has sensory issues. I went to the dollar store and picked up all kinds of different items with different textures such as squishy balls,cotton balls,a duster,etc. I have found in just two weeks of using these boxes with him everyday twice a day that he went from not touching any of it to playing and exploring every item! Having structured playtime with your child is important its helps them focus and learn . I also do not allow him to watch a lot of tv because it overstimulates him however wheel of fortune has become a nightly thing LOL.