The number one question during this holiday season is: What do I buy my loved ones for Christmas? When buying a gift for a child with cerebral palsy, you have several factors to consider. Our team wants to make it easier for you to buy gifts for those affected.
3 Things To Consider When Looking for a Gift
- Developmental Stage: Choosing an appropriate toy for the child’s developmental stage can help them reach milestones they are working towards. The toy may even help them progress to their next milestone if they are struggling with developmental delays.
- 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.
- 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 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
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
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.
Companies That Make Cerebral Palsy Toys
Many toy companies understand the importance of supporting the special needs community. They have teams of creative designers and engineers that have first-hand experiences with special needs children.
Toys created and sold by these companies encourage play and learn. Many of their products are specifically designed to address a variety of physical challenges that a child may have.
Stores that provide toys for children with special needs include:
Our team 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 (855) 220-1101.