Our team members are often asked what kinds of toys we suggest for children with Down syndrome. For the past several years I’ve compiled a list in November/December for this very reason. Our criteria when chosing toys:
- Engaging/ interesting
- Target specific goals we address in therapy
- Not too annoying (limited bells and whistles)
- Developmentally appropriate
- Encourage adult-child or child-child interaction
- Available locally or on common on-line sites
This year I would like to thank Krystin Turner and Emily Mertz (occupational therapists), Abbey Kent (physical therapist), and Shelley Myers and Kelsey Snyder (speech pathologists) for their help with the list – Go Team Thomas Center!
I’m always looking for engaging toys and activities so feel free to share some of your favorites too.
Click here to start browsing: 2011 Gift Guide