10 Considerations When Buying Toys for Children With Disabilities
Content provided by: National Lekotek Center
Holiday time is exciting for all children, and children with disabilities are no different. There are nearly 6 million children with disabilities (including 12.7% of school children) who will receive holiday gifts this season. Yet because gift givers are afraid of selecting the “wrong” toy, many children with disabilities find pajamas and socks wrapped up in those brightly-colored boxes. Not the toy of their dreams.
The National Lekotek Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to making play and learning accessible for children with disabilities, has recently debuted the AblePlayTM toy rating system and website that provides comprehensive information on toys for children with special needs so parents, special educators, therapist and others can make the best choices for the children in their lives with disabilities.
Choosing toys for children with disabilities can be difficult. AblePlay’s independent toy reviews and detailed information help you get “beyond the box” to understand each toy’s unique features, creative ways each toy can be used with children with special needs and skills that will be enhanced as a result. Search for an AblePlay-Rated Toy today and unlock the magic of play for your children with special needs. http://www.ableplay.org/
The National Lekotek Center recommends the following Top Ten Things to Consider When Buying Toys for Children with Disabilities:
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