Best Special Needs Toys

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1. Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set

Four tools and four different ways to develop the small hand muscles needed for writing and daily living. As children have fun playing, picking up objects, and squirting and sifting water, they are developing hand control and acquiring the skills needed for self-help and daily living needs. Motor planning is also part of the play as children figure out how they need to move their hands and arms to pick up objects. It helps children develop stability and learn how to control parts of their body while other parts move. Fine motor skills can also contribute to communication skills. Being able to write a note, use a computer, or draw a picture are all ways children communicate and they require fine motor skills. These Helping Hands Fine Motor Tools are the perfect set to prepare children for using and controlling their hands and fingers with purpose and precision.

Hands On and Off Sensory Play

Get your hands on sensory play with tweezers, scoopers, and droppers. They are also great tools for children who may be reluctant to touch sensory play. They can interact, learn, and enjoy without feeling the different textures on their skin.

Honing Skills

Tools help train and strengthen hands to be able to cut with scissors and coordinate writing with a pencil.

2. Stress Ball Bundle – Fidget Set for Students, Adults and Children Office Calming Toy

This bundle contains 5 toy fidgets perfect for occupational or physical therapy tool kits. Fidgets are a self-regulation tool used with children who have a difficult time sitting still or focusing. Fidgets help promote focus and concentration, and keep the body (fingers) busy so they can still sit and focus! Fidget toys are also great for strengthening hand muscles and building fine motor and finger dexterity. All activities bundled together in a vinyl zipper bag for easy travel. This set contains: Fun Face Ball – These are surprisingly durable, I watched as several people played with them, and the little neighbor girl even twisted a part of the balloon several times and tied a little knot and it still did not break. Please note that the hair is only glued on so the yarn will fall off. 1 random color. Puffer Octopus – This cute octopus ball is a perfect sensory or stress ball. Kids can squeeze the ball to make parts pop out. Please note: The tentacles are stretchy, but they will snap off if you pull too hard. 4.5″ long. Mesh Bubble Ball – This 2.5″ fidget ball is a fun tactile toy that you cannot put down. The ball is filled with a colored slime which is encased in a colored shell. It is then wrapped with a fabric mesh so when you squeeze it, the slime pops through the mesh creating these addicting little balls that you can poke back in or simply release your grip and they will all pop back in leaving an alluring sound! So addicting! Ages 5+. (Includes 1 random color) If you squeeze really really hard, the mesh will begin to dig into the colored lining of the ball and create little holes that slime can slowly escape. Frog Stress Ball – This adorable but sad frog is a classic dense foam stress ball. Whether you are using it to relieve stress or build hand strength, it will be a hit! Measures: 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

3. 4 Tactile Sensory Processing Toys: Balls – Knobby, Puffer, Squishy Mesh, Bouncy Stretch for Kids

This bundle of tactile sensory processing toys includes a knobby ball, puffer ball, squishy mesh grape ball, and a bouncy stretch ball for kids and adults. We have taken the top four tactile sensory processing tools and combined them into the perfect collection for toddlers, preschoolers, boys, girls, teens, and even adults. There are so many popular uses for these squeeze balls – stress relief toys; bouncy balls; autistic toys; occupational therapy games and toys; classroom fidgets; concentration aids… the list goes on and on. Research has shown both kids and adults need distractors for fidgety hands to increase their attention span. You will be the hit of the classroom or business meeting with these! These can also be used for party favors and giveaways, travel games for kids in car, or novelty gifts for your favorite sensory seeking individual.

4. Emotion-oes Board Game

A Key Education early learning game that is a new twist on a long beloved game of dominoes: Emotion-oes. Instead of matching numbers, players will match emotion icons with same or matching name pieces. The pieces are larger than the standard domino to make them easier to grasp by young children or those with disabilities. This fun game with kid-friendly and colorful art will help children recognize and identify emotions. Perfect classroom activity for early learners or special education classrooms. Comes with 56 emotion-oes cards. 2-6 players. Learning games are a perfect tool for engaging students in the development of social skills. Key Education has long been a trusted provider of resources to enrich the lives of young and special learners.

5. Mad Dragon: An Anger Control Card Game

This fast-paced therapeutic card game helps children ages 6-12: Control their anger in the moment; Practice 12 effective anger management techniques; Understand what anger feels and looks like; Avoid anger-provoking situations; Express and understand their feelings; Identify anger cues; Learn that they have choices about how to express anger. Mad Dragon plays like the popular game UNO. Players race to get rid of their cards while learning anger control skills. Fun and effective, this game includes 100 high-quality 3″ x 4 1/2″ cards, instructions, and tips for taming anger. For 2 to 8 players.

6. Mixed Emotions: An Activity for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

This activity includes a newly designed board (a very sturdy, 11×17 folding board), 60 color-coded chips, and 90 situation cards. The board and chips can be used for a variety of CBT activities such as a “feelings check-in” at the start of a counseling session. The cards can be added for game play. Each card presents a person confronting a situation that might evoke “mixed emotions.” The persons presented include children, teens, and adults. This mixture allows players to put themselves in the place of other people, which helps players understand multiple view-points and aids in the development of empathy.

7. Generic Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play Fidget Toy Children Activity Desk Top Assorted Colors
  • KEEP EVERYONE STARING – Captivating liquid motion will hold the attention of anyone! Measures 2″ X 5.75″ in length. This listing is for 1 bubbler.
  • PERFECT ENTERTAINMENT – Helps with fidgeting, boredom, and relaxation.
  • GREAT FOR ALL AGES – Perfect for a table, office desk, or kid’s room. Everyone will enjoy staring at this captivating liquid motion bubbler.
  • COLOR MAY VARY – Color(s) you recieve may not include the same variety as pictured.

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