Sensory-Friendly Christmas Gifts For Children With Autism

Sensory-Friendly Christmas Gifts For Children With Autism

The winter season can be an exciting time for many children. Many get to play in the snow and see Christmas lights strung on houses and visit Santa Claus to whisper their secret wishes for Christmas Day. If your child has autism, these activities may not be as simple, but every kid deserves to have magical moments that will last a lifetime, so we have compiled a list of sensory friendly toys your child can enjoy opening on Christmas morning.

*Adult supervision is recommended*

*Prices may vary*

Playskool Sit’n Spin Toy – Amazon

The Sit N Spin rotating toy provides a fun ride while also encouraging balance and coordination. This toy can be purchased through Amazon for $35.99.

 

Scented Kinetic Sand – Walmart

Kinetic sand provides a fun experience for kids to explore their senses. This bakery themed playset gives children the chance to bring their imagination to life. This toy can be purchased through Walmart for $9.54.

 

Chuckle & Roar Pop it! – Target

This bubble popping game can keep anyone busy! The popping encourages sensory interaction while including learning fine motor skills. This toy can be purchased through Target for $7.99.

Learning Advantage Crocodile – Target

This wall activity has five different panels that each highlight a different type of play. This toy provides hands-on learning, focusing on cognitive skills, fine motor skills and problem solving skills. This toy can be purchased through Target for $219.95.

BunMo Poppin’ Pipes – Amazon 

These bendable tubes are great for highlighting fine motor skills while often being used as fidget toys. They can pop, stretch and rotate and can keep your child entertained whole focusing on stimulation. This toy can be purchased through Amazon for $7.49.

Toddler Busy Board – Amazon

This sensory activity board provides multiple play options while promoting hands-on learning through items used commonly in real life. This toy can be purchased through Amazon for $27.99.

 

Peg Board Set  – Amazon 

This peg board set gives children the opportunity to focus on colors, counting, matching, and sorting. This toy can be purchased through Amazon for $6.00.

VTech Drill and Learn Toolbox – Target

This toolbox has different sounds and lights that mimic real life tools. This hands-on toolbox can light up a child’s imagination. This toy can be purchased through Target for $17.99.

 

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