Toys for Special Needs

May 12, 2015

Birthdays, holidays, special treats.  Who doesn’t like a reason to buy a child a toy? Unfortunately, many of the common toys available hold no interest or are not suitable for children with Autism and other special needs. For families with children who have special needs, finding good toys can be difficult.  Here are a list of resources for toys for sensory, auditory, and motor skills to name a few.

Toy Stores – There are some really great toy stores that cater to different types of special needs. Here are 15 stores that provide great toys and educational products for babies, children and teens with special needs. Special Needs Toy Stores

Toys for kids who don’t like to play with toys.  If you’re looking for gifts for a child who doesn’t play with toys, then here’s a list of  possible “toys” for your child. Toys for kids who don’t like toys.

Fidgets – Fidget toys are great self-regulation tools to help with focus, attention, calming, and active listening.  Here are 21 great fidget toys. Fidget Toys

Toys for Teens and older children – If you are looking for great sensory toys for your older child but don’t know where to start here is a great resource. National Autism Resources

All human beings learn through play.  A delay in play skills means a delay in other skills.  Toys are not necessary for play, of course, but these lists will help you with your shopping lists.  Have fun playing.