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Four Educational Toys for Children With Special Needs

Special needs children can be those that has a developmental disability, cognitive impairment, developmental delays, and more. It is an “umbrella” that covers an array of diagnoses and medical conditions. Basically it is defined as what a child cannot do like milestones that are not met.Many educational toys can help children with special needs reach their potential

Some of these educational toys Australia can include:

• Cause and effect toys—these promote grasping and visual motor skills. They are especially helpful for children that have autism. They provide the children with the opportunity for sensory exploration, repetitive sequences, and hand and eye coordination. These educational toys allow a child to “cause” a reaction. For example they could push a button to cause a light to flash. Some of these types of toys include pounding benches, shape sorters, toys that make a noise when you squeeze them, and pop-up toys.
• Puzzles—these give children a chance to learn a variety of new skills as they move toward a goal. Puzzles require a child to pinch, grasp, and pick up the pieces. Some are three-dimensional components while others have knobs. Children with fine motor delay benefit from these educational toys by working on strengthen these skills. They can also improve cognitive development by helping them learn how pieces fit together, choice, and strategy. There are jigsaw puzzles of various number of pieces, non-connecting puzzles that have pegs or knobs, or sliding puzzles , which have pieces of the picture that are divided into squares with one empty spot inside of a plastic case. There are puzzles for all ages so make sure that they are age appropriate.
• Fidget toys—these educational toys are good for children with ADHD or ADD to keep their fingers and hands busy while their brain is engaged. They can effectively help promote focus and concentration, provide tactile awareness, and decrease stress. Sensory toys—these are for children with sensory processing disorder that are under-responsive to sensation and often need to feel outside sensations like touch, pressure, texture, and speed. They can help a child to calm down and focus their attention. Some of these educational toys can include finger paint, sand or water tables or even touch and feel puzzles.

When you incorporate the right type of toys for the children’s specific needs it is a fun way to learn new skills and develop self-management techniques.

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