Did you know its Special Education Day? If you have a special little one in your life you are going to love some of these great ideas for gifts this year. I love that they are bringing fun and learning together. I am always looking for great toys that my little guy is going to love. he is a sensory seeker so a lot of times the toys that most kids love he could care less about. Everyone on this list is going to be a hit with your kids and you are going to love them too.
December 2 is Special Education Day, a holiday marking the anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and a celebration of the accomplishments of thousands of teachers, administrators, students, and parents across the country.
Suuuper Size Puzzles My Body includes six unique jumbo size puzzles that invite kids ages 3 years and up to discover and learn about the human body through fun, creative puzzle play! It promotes hand-eye coordination, trains perception and concentration, and will teach children about their different body parts. MSRP: $21.99.
Match the Buddies beginner puzzle set from Banana Panda provides creative play for kids ages 15 months and up. The 12 two-piece puzzles feature extra-large pieces made from thick cardboard that are perfect for little hands and encourage toddlers to create and discover while playing with round shapes. It trains logical thinking and concentration, helps develop motor skills, and encourages kids to explore non-obvious combinations. MSRP: $16.99.
The Safari Playset Bundle from Plus-Plus is a perfect STEM toy for children ages 5-12. The construction toy building set helps develop fine motor skills, focus, and patience – as well as design, imagination, and creativity! Includes a giraffe tube, elephant tube, zebra tube, and Savanna baseplate builder. MSRP: $39.99.
Hoyle Mixed Emojis is the express yourself game of feelings! The PAL-award winner encourages recognizing and expressing emotions and memory and is fun for kids ages 6-8 and their parents. MSRP: $5.99.
Smart Snacks® Number Pops™ are designed to help kids master their colors and numbers 1-10. This sweet set is great for kids with visual and tactile learning styles, developing basic concepts including math skills as well as providing fine motor practice. Appropriate for kids with autism spectrum disorders, ADD & ADHD, dyslexia, down syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, speech and language disorders, intellectual delays, and sensory processing disorders. MSRP $19.99.
Attribute Blocks from hand2mind are an ideal tool to strengthen logic and problem-solving skills! This jumbo set of 60 is geared toward grades Pre-K to 3rd. MSRP: $24.95.
Crank up the fun with Gears! Gears! Gears!® 150-Piece Super Building Set! Hands-on construction play helps develop fine motor skills and basic concepts like counting, sorting, matching, patterning, problem-solving, cause and effect, and so much more! Appropriate for kids with autism spectrum disorders, ADD & ADHD, down syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, intellectual delays, learning disabilities and sensory processing disorders. MSRP $49.99.
The My Soft World-Farm 29 piece set by Edushape features ultra-flexible and soft Edu Foam Wood-Like blocks and color blocks, plus Edu Foam people, trees, and farm-themed accessories for ages 12 months+. These additional pieces also encourage children to create dialogues or stories, combining block play with storytelling. MSRP: $21.99.
Hoyle Seal SquadTM is the fishy game of cooperation that encourages teamwork, simple strategy, and decision-making for kids 6-8. The fun card game is also a PAL-award recipient. MSRP: $5.99.