Finding that just right gift for a child with special needs can sometimes be a challenge. Standard toys and activities often have too many sequential steps to follow or require more precise fine motor dexterity which can end up causing frustrated children (and adults!). That’s why we’ve assembled a list of our top 10 favorite solutions just in time for holiday gift giving.
One of our bestselling solutions for alternate seating. Soft flocked inflatable sides provide deep touch pressure for an instant quiet sensory space.
Is the snuggle swing you can hang in a bedroom or playroom to create an instant oasis of calm. Be sure to order the hanging equipment as well!
Push the plastic gumballs through the stretch fabric channels and sort by color or sequence. So much fun they’ll never know they are working on building hand strength too!
A wonderful version of pop type bead activities for building intrinsic hand strength. The weight of the fish helps provide more stability to complete the push/pull task.
A classic! With colorful graphics and a tad more weight than a standard bean bag, these frogs are perfect for tossing, catching, counting and collecting! Also come in Turtles!
Are a low profile, highly durable fidget that is appealing for all ages (3 and up). At 6 to a pack for under $20, it makes the perfect stocking stuffer!
Makes transitions a breeze meltdowns a thing of the past! The secret is in the patented red disk which disappears as time elapses, creating a visual image of the passage of time. Has an optional auditory alarm (just turn off for those that are sound sensitive!).
A perennial favorite! It’s jewelry they can chew! For those pencil biting, shirt collar chewers on your holiday list! Phthalate, latex and BPA free.
The ball anyone can catch! Easy to grasp, squeeze or throw.
Toys like this mini dome are a perfect choice for building simple cognitive motor cause/effect skills. Light pressure anywhere on the surface will activate lights, sounds and gentle vibration.
More Special Needs & Educational Gift Giving Ideas
If you’d like to see more of the learning solutions and educational gift ideas for the learners in your life, be sure to stop by the online store to see thousands of educator-favorite products for students of any age. The Holiday Shop is a great place to visit and find stocking stuffers, and educational gift ideas by age group.