Last year, we posted a list of some ideas to get for special needs children.
We decided to post a similar list this year.
*Note: These are only ideas gathered from other blogs and in no way is a complete list
or a definitive list of what to get for all special needs children.
Sensory Gift Ideas:
Teeter Popper – Helps improve core strength as well as simulate the senses; can be found
on the Fat Brains website and Amazon in pink, blue, and green.
Spin Around Kids – Improve core strength and develops balance; can be found on
the Fat Brains website, Amazon, Toys R Us, and other stores that sell toys.
Touch and Feel Books – Any touch and feel books such as “Pat the Bunny”, “Pat the Cat”,
etc. These books can help simulate the senses. All of the “Pat” books can be found on
Dado Squares – Works on fine motor skills; Can be found on the Fat Brains website
and on Amazon.
Visual Gift Ideas – To Help improve vision:
*Note: The following is from a Bringing Up Betty blog post:
Giant Slinky – the bright colors grab their attention and can visually teach concepts like
up, down, big, small, tall, short, as well as encouraging gross motor skills and movement.
Musical Instruments – for auditory stimulation and musical enjoyment. Favorites: B. Parum Pum Pum Drum | Kilofly Kids Mini Band | Honher Kids Band | Hape Early Melodies Mighty Band
Noggin-Stik – light up rattle that changes colors as you shake it.
Light Up Bluetooth Speaker – several are sound responsive. A great way to visually engage with music that your child loves! Favorites: Wireless Party Speaker with LED Light Show | JBL Pulse Wireless Speaker | Dancing Water Speaker
Developmental Gift Ideas:
Green Toys Shape Shorter – Helps kids learn colors and shapes along with helping
with fine motor skills; Can be found on Fat Brains website and Amazon.
Simple Puzzles – Melissa & Doug puzzles such as this one are great for fine motor skills
as well as teaching problem solving skills.
Bead Maze – This one by Melissa & Doug helps teach fine motor skills and problem solving.
It can be found on Amazon, but any bead mazes will do.
Peg Games – Peg games can teach fine motor skills and problem solving. Check out this
one on Amazon.
What are some other gift ideas you have for special needs children?