Buying presents for a child with a disability can be an overwhelming experience. For a child like mine, with limited verbal skills, lower than average cognitive abilities, challenging behaviors, and sensory aversions, it can feel impossible. This is my train of thought when I'm standing in the toy aisle: OH IT'S SOOO CUUUTE! Will he know what to do with it? How easy is it to break? Is this one of those toys where I'll have to buy two? Cause sometimes he only plays with a toy if it comes in a set. All he wants is a truck, anyway. And then I walk away with nothing. I thought I would share some of our favorites, both current and from years past, that are all under $25. In the end, always buy for your child's developmental age and not their chronological age -- both of you will be happier.
|Playskool Busy Gears. Be sure to also check out Busy Poppin' Pals and Poundin' Bedbugs|
|Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Snap Beads.|
|Crayola Color Bath Dropz|
|Crayola Glow Board|
|Crayola Bath Crayons|
|Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Nesting Pots and Pans|
|Melissa and Doug Jumbo Cardboard Blocks|
|Melissa and Doug Wooden Cutting Food Set|
I'd love to hear your favorites!