2018 Mom Approved Gift Ideas For Special Kids
Battat 3 Car Garage
My son had a similar toy when he was younger, and it was one of his favorites. It can be played at various levels depending on your child’s ability. It’s fantastic for color matching, talking about the concepts in and out and good for fine motor skills as children work towards turning the keys.
I Spy Dig In
This game can be tailored to your child/teen’s level of ability. It’s a tactile version of I Spy where you match the items on your card with those you find in the bowl. If the game is too difficult with all the pieces you can make it easier by reducing the number of items in the bowl and forgetting the sand timer. Picking out the pieces is good for fine motor skills and matching the items to the card allows discussion around color and identifying and naming the items.
What Comes First – sequencing game.
Sequencing games assist children in understanding how things will work in their own lives. First, next and last are concepts we use daily in life. These 3-piece puzzles allow children to work through these processes with colorful pictures.
Skwooshi Stretchable Dough
No mess stretchy dough which never dries out is great for tactile play. The tools which come with the set allow a child to work for their hands including rolling and cutting. This prompts conversation around many concepts including colors, textures and imaginative play.
Justice League Batman
Action Figures are popular with many age groups. Lights and Batman’s voice are activated by squeezing Batman’s legs together. The legs are easy to squeeze, providing a good cause and effect activity. My son loves his action figures and he’s proud to be able to activate this one.
Flip, slide, and matching is required to play this fun timed game. This is ideal for playing on a wheelchair tray top but does require good hand function and reflexes to match in the time limit. It could be frustrating if not purchased for the right person but loads of fun for those who can manage it. The game encourages matching, manipulation, and speedy work.