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Gift ideas for kids with special needs

Gift ideas for kids with special needs
Ayush Henry

Special needs’ is an umbrella terms that encompasses a number of diagnoses and conditions. When we talk about children with special needs, we include children that are affected by genetic disorders, syndromes, terminal illnesses, profound cognitive impairments, learning disabilities, food allergies, developmental delays, or panic attacks. Gifting something to a child with special needs can be tricky. This can be a very sensitive topic for parents and giving something that might strike a chord with the parents or the child is the last thing one would want to do. Below we have put together a guide for gift giving, choose something from the wide range of products that cater to the various needs of children with special needs. From toys to educational tools, there is a huge array of products that can make a child happy.

Gift Guide

1. Indoor Swings

Science tell us that children develop body strength during their formative years by playing around and engaging in physical activity. These activities bolster their physical strength and improving the strength of their muscles and bones. Swings are a favorite of children in the park. We need to create a safe environment for a child with special needs. Indoor strap swings are the perfect opportunity for special needs kids to develop full body strength, better body awareness, and sensory integration. It also helps children in maintaining their equilibrium. Playaway Toy Rainy Door Indoor Net Swing helps to develop balance, motor skills and benefit from sensory integration therapy. They can be easily installed within the door frame of any room in the house. The swing will let the child have fun while at the same time develop balance.

Playaway Toy Rainy Day Indoor net Swing Hanging Net Swing Chair
Playaway Toy Rainy Day Indoor Net Swing Hanging Net Swing Chair

2. Ball Pits

A ball is the first toy owned by many children. Children will use almost anything into a ball, from clothes, mud, snow, etc. Obviously we can give a child a ball made of hard plastic or rubber but there is an added touch when the child can immerse himself/herself in a bath of soft balls. Balls for special need children are the same as regular balls but are made with the aim of improving balance, strength, and gross motor coordination. The Sensory Development Cushion Soft Ball Pit is designed with 100 soft balls that allow a child to immerse for long periods of fun and development. It can be used to improve dynamic balance, facilitates movement, gross motor coordination, improve strength, better cognitive skills and improved coordination. Use the ball pit in place of a chair while watching T.V. or anytime. It can accommodate  multiple children at once.

Childrens Factory Flower Petal Ball Pool Childrens Factory Corral Ball Pool
Childrens Factory Flower Petal Ball Pool Childrens Factory Corral Ball Pool

3. Mini Rib-it Ball

When rattles and balls come together, they create a Playability Rib-it Ball. Its main aim is to enhance vision for children who have limited vision strength. The ball gives auditory stimulation in the form of crinkle sounds and the ribs on the balls limit rolling to increase the child's play time by decreasing chase time. The auditory stimulation will allow the child to track it easily. The Mini Rib-it Ball is a super lightweight soft ball that is easy to grip and hold with its handle-like ribs. Just pull the ring for soothing vibration or give it a shake for a gentle sound. Its colorful nylon material makes a crinkling noise when squeezed. This is all great for improving fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and visual and auditory processing.

Playability Rib It Ball Playability Jacobs Rib it Ball
Playability Rib-it Ball Playability Jacobs Rib it Ball

4. Bongo Drums

The benefits of music for children are well known, from mood to learning to so much more. Children who make their own music may even feel a sense of empowerment. The simple pattern of drumming offers great benefits to children. It reduces the stress among special need kids. Drumming diverts kids from various stress related activities and calms them down. Drumming uses both the sides of brain that helps in achieving better hemispheric coordination. Bongo drums are a perfect choice! Bongo drums need to be connected with two capability switches and they can be played all day. They have great sound and are high quality. There is a bongo key for tuning.

Bongo Drums Playability Drum Therapy Kit
Bongo Drums Playability Drum Therapy Kit

5. ABC Adventure Elefun Toy

Educational toys are the perfect cross between education and fun. They provide a fun way to help in mastering skills. The VTech Infant Learning Roll and Learn Turtle Toy and the Fuzzy Friends Stimulus Plush Toy Set And Switches Kit are two perfect examples. The Weplay All-in-One Creative Learning Cube Set can be pushed and pulled along the floor and has colorful buttons that make various sounds and can be manipulated in different ways. The Finding Dory Bubble Blower has eight wands to blow bubbles so you can save your breath!

Weplay All-in-One Creative Learning Cube Set Fuzzy Friends Stimulus Plush Toy Set And Switches Kit
Weplay All-in-One Creative Learning Cube Set
Fuzzy Friends Stimulus Plush Toy Set And Switches Kit

Other items like art tools, wooden block sets, touch and feel letters and lot more can also be wonderful gifts for children with special needs . Choose a special gift for your special child. You will get the satisfaction of seeing them engage for hours with something fun and educational.


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Ayush Henry, has been a Health Products For You contributor since 2016. He holds an MBA in hospitality and a MA in English. A professional HR soft skills trainer and copywriter, he ...

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