December is aptly National Safe Toy & Gift Month. With the Holiday Season upon us, parents are desperately on the search for the safest and most beneficial toys for their children.
As a parent of a child on the spectrum, you more than familiar with the crucial role of toys and games in a child’s development and how they can help build important life skills through ordinary play, which makes this the perfect time to explore the best toys for your ASD child.
When choosing a toy that is ideal for your ASD child, it is important to look for toys that help develop social communication and interaction and allows your child to deal with many of the sensory issues that is associated with Autism.
And while, life is not all fun and games for a child on the autism spectrum, with the perfect toys, playtime can help an autistic child relax and feel secure, while also building crucial skills.
Here are our recommendations for the top toys of 2021.
Sensory toys have grown incredibly popular in recent years for children on the autism spectrum and beyond. These two-in-one fidget toys blend the trendy pop-it bubble toys with a challenging puzzle for the sensory child who loves a good challenge. Sensory pop puzzles can be especially beneficial for a child with autism by enhancing the child’s focus, calming the child in stressful situations and improving the child’s fine motor skills.
Shape sorters are classic development toys which are ideal for autistic toddlers, or children aged 1-4. They’re fun to play with while facilitating the growth of fine motor skills and problem solving.