Seeing the look on your child’s face as they open their presents on Christmas morning is a truly amazing experience.
But, if your child happens to fall somewhere on the Autism spectrum or struggles with sensory processing issues, your experiences may look a little bit different.
Loud, musical toys, lights that are too bright, and clothing with scratchy tags and seams in the wrong places can mean the end of your peaceful Christmas morning.
So what are you supposed to get for your Autistic child? What toys can help you keep your sensory-sensitive child happy?
Well, National Autism Resources has a few ideas to make your Christmas shopping a little bit easier this year and to make it a little sweeter, you can save 5% on your order with code Boombox until December 31, 2014!
Christmas gift ideas for children on the Autism spectrum
- The Original Tangle: This is the original toy that started a best selling product line. This large size version has different colors and textures making it one of the ultimate sensory play toys. Kids love watching the smooth and fluid motions and cannot get enough of this one. The large size helps older students that need an engaging two hand activity, but it’s great for younger ones as well. This is a must have. Click here!
- Pencil Grips: The ergonomic design helps guide your child’s fingers into the proper position. With a comfy and ergonomic design, this is a must have for students this year. Buy them here.
- Deluxe Jellyfish Lamp: This amazing gift will give you all of the wonder and relaxing feelings of a saltwater aquarium without the upkeep or maintenance. Watch as the two Jellyfish glide through the water while the LED lights let them change colors. This is a best selling gift and one that everyone will love! See it here.
- 3″ Time Timer: Great for students who need help understanding the passage of time. The 3″ time timer is the perfect accessory to take back to school. The highly visual design will help make understanding the abstract theory of time much easier. Find it here.
- The Laser Stars Projector: When your child or the lucky recipient turns the laser stars on at night. They’ll lay back in bed and watch as a gorgeous galaxy of stars lights up their ceiling with the occasional shooting star flying by. With both holographic and laser technology, this light show is one that your child will never get tired of. Click here to watch a video of Laser Stars in action.
- Spiky Gloves: Although the glove may look scary, your kids will love the soft and stretchy spiky glove. Your child will love wearing it, especially when combined with handwriting for increased proprioceptive input and deep pressure. This is another must-have gift for back to school. Click here.
- Cyclone Pinwheel Light Show: Watch your kids eyes light up while this dazzling pinwheel spins to create an amazing light show. Complete with a small speaker, your child will never want to put down this gorgeous light show with fireworks sounds. Click here to see a video and watch how it works. See it here.
- Ooey Gooey Octopus: This is the ideal gift for kids over 3 years old. It’s stretchy fun to help with fine motors manipulation and tactile exploration. Great as a stocking stuffer or as a gift on it’s own.
- The Blunders Game: Your kids will have fun while learning about social skills. Watch as they act out social situations, answer questions (both true/false and multiple choice) while learning about table and telephone manners, school etiquette and more. Buy it here.
- Finger Paint Sensations: Complete with ten tactile textures to add to the colors, the finger paint sensations kit is a great way to have fun while exploring new textures and creating art. Find it here.
- Reverse Charades: In this fun game your child will work with their team to act out as many words as possible while one child tries to guess what they are. This is a ton of fun that never gets old and a great spin on a classic game. Click here to buy Reverse Charades.
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