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Finding the Perfect Gift for a CP Child This Holiday Season

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The number one question during this holiday season is: What do I buy my loved ones for Christmas?

When buying a gift for a CP child, you have several factors to consider. CP guide wants to make it easier for you to buy a gift for your loved one.

3 Things to Consider When Looking for a Gift

  1. Developmental Stage: Finding out the child’s current developmental stage will make play more pleasurable for them. Having the appropriate toy can help them achieve developmental milestones he or she is currently working on. The toy may even help them progress to their next milestone.  Read more about developmental stages on CDC’s website.
  2. Interests: Knowing what the child finds interesting at the moment will help you narrow down where to shop. It will also make the gift more meaningful to them.
  3. Safety: Check the materials that are used to make the toy. You may also want to be knowledgeable about any toy recalls that are listed on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

3 Gift Ideas from CP Guide

Kinetic Sand

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Kinetic Sand stimulates a child’s creative thinking. It can help them with developing fine motor skills. By squeezing, squishing, and smashing Kinetic Sand, it helps strengthen their hands.

Magnetic Building Blocks

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By using magnetic building blocks, children are able to learn about shapes and colors. This gift also helps with their hand-eye coordination.

Music Piece Kit

Image of a small child playing with music instruments

Music toys are fun for children with special needs. These types of toys help to illustrate cause and effect. Playing instruments also helps with promoting creative thinking.

CP Friendly Toy Companies

Toy companies understand the importance of supporting the special needs community. They have teams of creatives and engineers that have first-hand experiences with special needs children.

These toy experts create the best toys on the market for children with disabilities. Their toys encourage play and learn. All of their products are specifically designed to address a variety of physical challenges that a child may have.    

Stores that provide toys and educational products for children with special needs:

CP guide hopes you find the perfect gift for your loved one this year. If you have any questions about choosing a toy for your child or loved one, please contact us today at 407-400-0066.

Author:Cerebral Palsy Guide
Cerebral Palsy Guide

Cerebral Palsy Guide was founded upon the goal of educating families about cerebral palsy, raising awareness, and providing support for children, parents, and caregivers affected by the condition. Our easy-to-use website offers simple, straightforward information that provides families with medical and legal solutions. We are devoted to helping parents and children access the tools they need to live a life full of happiness

Last modified: January 8, 2020