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Choosing Toys for Children with Special Needs

Here are some helpful tips for buying toys this Holiday Season for children with special needs:

  • Choose toys that have sound, movement and texture. This will help appeal to the child’s varying senses.
  • Choose interactive toys that allow your child to play with others.
  • Choose toys that can be adapted to be played with in alternative ways. This allows the child to be creative and use their imagination.
  • Choose toys that may require varying capabilities when it comes to focus.
  • Choose toys that stimulates and motivates a child to move toward physical, emotional and social developmental goals.

For suggestions on play products for children with special needs, visit www.Ableplay.org or www.lekotek.org.