Educational Toys and Crafts for Disabled Children
Exceptional Families with Exceptional Kids
by Christopher Auer
Life Skills Toys
Life skills are the skills and activities a person may use throughout their life. An example would be tying your shoes, brushing your teeth, or taking a shower.
How do life skills differ for a child with special needs?
A child’s life skill needs depend on what they may be having trouble with.
- If a child has a problem with feeding themselves activities such as scooping up small objects they find in a bowl/shallow box of rice can help them with their coordination while remaining a fun activity.
- Children who need help with zipping or buttoning can practice on shirts with large buttons a buttonhole.
- Adaptive Therapeutic Bikes
- Stacking blocks with numbers
- Lace and trace
- Leap Frog Learning Table
- A variety of Melissa and Doug Toys
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