We’re seeing more and more toymakers and shops reaching out to kids with autism and other developmental challenges or delays and we think it’s pretty darn awesome. Parents of these kids often have their hands full, let alone having to reasearch which playthings will be the most suitable.
I’m happy to learn that eBeanstalk has added a whole section of toys for children with developmental delays, all assembled by a group of impressive experts who are also parents themselves. What’s particularly cool though is that the stuff isn’t all lumped together under one heading like "for children with autism," since every kid is different. Instead you’ll find categories for improving specific skill sets like dexterity, language, or social interactions.
Poking around for a few secs, we found a wide range of options from ABC building blocks to an awesome modern wooden doll house from Hape to the Farm Friends Bowling Set that my girls fight over daily (Sigh.). There’s even the German-made Kettler trike which any kid, whatever his or her abilities, would just plain freak out to find gift-wrapped at the front door one morning. –Liz
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