Special needs children often require toys that are different from the mainline options provided to their peers. Depending on the limitations of the child, these individuals often require toys that work to improve balance, coordination, and strength or ones that improve their cognitive functions of reasoning and decision-making. Parents and teachers who care for special needs children are encouraged to add one or two of these fun options to their indoor or outdoor toy chests.
Vtech Tote & Go Laptop
These laptops are perfect for preschoolers who love to see cause and effect. It will teach children letters, numbers, words, and songs, and children will feel just like mom and dad as they tap away on their laptops. These devices are perfect for use in the car during long drives.
Large Building Blocks
Many special needs children have difficulty with fine motor movements. Large building blocks, such as Mega Bloks and Duplo Legos, are easy for children to grasp. These blocks are also good for children who have spastic movements and may inadvertently knock down wooden blocks.
Gear sets offer plenty of spinning and repetitive movements and are perfect for children with autism. These sets get the brain working by showing how parts work together, and the colorful pieces catch the eye.
Scooters are fun to use outside and help children improve their sense of balance and coordination while improving leg strength.
A Spooner Board is similar to a skateboard except that it does not have wheels and is curved on the bottom. It allows children to feel as if they are skateboarding by building up leg and core strength as well as balance while keeping them safe from falls.