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10 best toys to encourage children’s development and preschool skills

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Having a child with autism has taught me a lot of things. One of them is that not all kids love toys. Charlie doesn’t like toys. He only cares about his iPad and books. Mostly. Jude is the opposite, he gets very enthusiastic about new toys and love opening presents. I love his reaction when he sees a new toy , he usually let escape a  » Woooooooow » with a big smile on his face.
Jude is doing great cognitively but he’s still behind developmentally on a lot of domains like motor skills, speech and feeding. Not to mention the sensory issues. He goes to a Montessori school 5 days a week and it’s helped tremendously with his fine motor skills. I want to encourage him to develop new skills by playing. Here are the best toys I’ve found. They’re all Amazon Prime eligible because everyone likes free and fast shipping. 

10 great toys to encourage children’s development and preschool skills

Disclaimer, I love wooden toys so you will see a lot of them in my list!

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    2017-07-15 at 6:23

    Love these toys!! I’m shopping for them now online…hopefully the one with chopsticks will help my son build strength in his hands

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    2017-07-16 at 1:00

    I love this post. These are some fantastic toys. I do have a question though. I saw on your Instagram story these wooden number tiles that are absolutely perfect! I was wondering if you had a brand for those? When I tried to search for them, I just come up with numbers with Braille but I really like how yours have a corresponding number of dots on them.

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      The Autism Cafe
      2017-07-16 at 2:13

      Hi Moni. They are from Plan Toys too! You can purchase them on Amazon here: – We love them too, I should add them to my list 🙂

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    2017-07-16 at 4:19

    C’est formidable cette joie lorsque Jude ouvre un paquet cadeau. Les jouets sont vraiment très bien pour son développement. Il faut en mettre beaucoup sur la liste car depuis la France nous pouvons acheter et ne pas payer les frais d’expédition :*

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