Children and toys
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!
- Plan Toys Preschool Beehive
Great for preschool skills (colors, matching) and fine motor skills
- Plan Toys Sound blocks
Great for fine motor skills, preschool skills and sensory play
- Wooden letters + Flash Cards
Great to learn the alphabet, colors, and increase your child’s vocabulary
- Melissa and Doug Barn
Great for social skills, imaginary play, playing pretend and increasing vocabulary