ALEX Monster Toss
Kids with Down syndrome often have difficulty with fine motor skills, so puzzles and games with only a few large pieces to work with can be a hit. One of these games is ALEX Monster Toss– the game’s difficulty level can be personalized to the child and his developmental stage. Try beginning up close and slowly moving farther back.


LEGO Duplo: Bigger is Best
Children with cerebral palsy often have involuntary movements, so toys like with large parts
like LEGO Duplo are best. Lego's big, chunky Duplo Basic Bricks are perfect.

Tunnel Their Love: Tent & Tunnel Combos
There are two angles to sensory integration impairment: It can make some feel much too overstimulated by everything around them and cause others to seek out more interaction. For kids who like an escape, a tunnel and tent combo can be ideal.

Endless Fun: Infinite Loop
For kids with muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, or any condition affecting motor systems, toys that work with their often slow and limited movements are best. A great product for anyone in a wheelchair is the Infinite Loop. The aim is to keep the ball flowing through the track without falling out. It increases dexterity in the upper body and ups concentration as tracks are open and closed to keep the ball on its path.

Paint a Pet: Alex Rock Pets
Kids with ADHD thrive with open-ended crafts because trying to focus on directions can be difficult. Instead of a paint-by-numbers kit, source out a craft that offers plenty of creative license, like Paint a Rock Pet.



Learning Resources: Gear Building Sets
Many children with autism are drawn to anything that whirls and spins because of their penchant for repetition. A smart choice is a gear set, an educational toy with great appeal. Most gear sets have motors and a build-your-own theme so kids can be creative while staying engaged.


Traffic Jam Fun: Rush Hour by ThinkFun Games
Adapting to the developmental stage of children with Downs syndrome is key. Rush Hour is an ideal choice: the object of the game is to move the vehicles out of your car’s route to escape the traffic gridlock. Four difficulty levels allow players to progress at many different paces, eliminating frustration and maximizing fun.

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