Toys for kids with special needs
From improving hand-eye coordination to inspiring speech and movement, these fun toys are perfect for encouraging development in kids with special needs.
Sensory Puzzle Blocks(Credit: edushape.com)
Sensory Puzzle Blocks by Edushape are large, textured blocks that will stimulate the senses and encourage development; $19.99, edushape.com.
Hippo Bath Set(Credit: edushape.com)
Hippo Bath Set by Edushape includes foam alphabet letters that can be brought into the bathtub. The hippo storage unit is also a bath-friendly toy; $27.50, edushape.com.
Color Wonder Fingerpaints & Paper(Credit: toysrus.com)
Color Wonder Fingerpaints & Paper by Crayola will help improve your child's fine motor skills as they create paintings with this easy to use fingerprint pallet. Pallet comes with five different colors, one per finger, and a wet pad; $8.99, toysrus.com.
Link-A-Shape by Edushape is a set of foam puzzle pieces that can be put together to create different shapes, like building blocks. These puzzle pieces will enhance your child's creativity; $9.99, edushape.com.
EduFit Set of 4(Credit: edushape.com)
EduFit Set of 4 by Edushape is a part of the baby fitness series. These four products grow with your child, enhancing baby's fine and gross motor skills and strengthening core muscles. This fitness set includes a training mat, weights and a ball and power stretch; $99.00, edushape.com.
Melissa & Doug Musical Instrument Set(Credit: toysrus.com)
Melissa & Doug Musical Instrument Set by Melissa & Doug is perfect for children ages 3 and up. This music set includes a tambourine, cymbals, maracas, kazoo, tone block and stick and a triangle; $23.99, toysrus.com.
Chicky Puzzle Fun(Credit: edushape.com)
Chicky Puzzle Fun by Edushape is not only a puzzle, but a sensory toy as well. Children can play with the round pieces while figuring out how they fit together; $19.95, edushape.com.
Jumpsmart Electronic Trampoline(Credit: toysrus.com)
Jumpsmart Electronic Trampoline by Fisher-Price is a kid-safe trampoline that plays music and sounds with each bounce, encouraging kids to jump and play; $119.99, toysrus.com.
Shapes N Shadows(Credit: edushape.com)
Shapes N Shadows by Edushape helps build creativity and encourages role playing. It includes a self-standing theater screen and 24 pieces that snap together, allowing your child to create different shadow pieces each time they play; $24.95, edushape.com.
Dog Popper(Credit: fatbraintoys.com)
Dog Popper by Fat Brain Toys is perfect for helping kids develop hand strength as they squeeze the dog's belly to release soft foam balls; $9.95, fatbraintoys.com.
Bubble Mower(Credit: toysrus.com)
Bubble Mower by Fisher-Price is a pretend lawn mower that spouts bubbles as it's pushed, encouraging movement and walking; $19.99, toysrus.com.
Laugh & Learn Sing with Me CD Player(Credit: toysrus.com)
Laugh & Learn Sing with Me CD Player by Fisher-Price is a kid-friendly music player that helps speech and language development by encouraging tots to sing along with classic children's tunes like "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." It comes with 3 CDs that kids can easily insert and take out on their own; $19.99, toysrus.com.
Elefun by Hasbro helps kids develop hand-eye coordination as they use toy nets to catch the butterflies as they float out of the elephant's trunk; $22.99, target.com.
Power Stretch(Credit: edushape.com)
Power Stretch by Edushape is a stretch-out roller that helps strengthen arm and upper body muscles while keeping kids captivated with the hidden characters that appear from beneath the cover; $19.90, edushape.com.
Peek-a-Blocks Shape Sorter(Credit: toysrus.com)
Peek-a-Blocks Shape Sorter by Fisher-Price captivates kids and helps them develop hand-eye coordination by playing music and sounds when a block is placed in the correctly-shaped hole; $24.99, toysrus.com.