A Toy Guide for Differently Abled ChildrenCasey Mullins
Gift guides are all over the Internet right now with suggestions for babies, little kids, big kids, athletic kids, tech savvy kids and dads who still think they’re kids. While suggestions of toys for special needs kids are widely available, sometimes it takes an honest review by both a kid and their parent in a similar situation to really know if a toy is right for your child.
With the help of some major toy companies, Ellen (also known as Max’s mom) has compiled such a list for kids with different abilities ranging from cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, sensory disorders, autism to neurofibromatosis. The toys were put to the test by kids ranging in age from eight months to nine years old and the reviews were written up by their moms.
Toys are broken down into gross motor skills, learning and speech, cause and effect, fine motor skills along with sensory issues, with even more focusing specifically on fine motor skills. The reviews are honest and unbiased when it comes to how both the child and the parents felt about the toys and most feature the adorable testers enjoying their new toys as well.
It’s a great guide, not only for the holidays but for birthdays as a great list to pass along to grandparents, friends and family. Regardless of where your child is at developmentally, there is a toy on this list for everyone.
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