Play is an effective method of teaching. Playing with toys helps them develop their sensory-motor skills, language skills, social interaction and problem-toys for young children skills. As children with ASD may find some forms of play difficult, we have selected toys that are simple yet enable interaction.
The toys allow the children to engage their sense of touch, hearing, and vision. Here are a few toys from that category. Children with autism specter disorder tend to look at lights or moving dots or objects to stay focused. This desk toy helps the child calm down and focus on one thing. Features: The Adorox Liquid Bubble Drop Motion Wheel is a small calm-down bubbler that fits in your child’s hand. The colored liquid moves from top to bottom, although a little faster than you’d like it. Once all the liquid comes to the bottom, turn it upside down and get started again!
The desk toy comes in three color options and is made of heat-resistant plastic. The toy is safe for kids and can be carried in a bag or pocket with ease. Buy the Adorox Liquid Bubble Drop Motion Wheel desk toy here. When the child is stressed and does not have a parent or teacher to calm him down, a fidget toy might come in handy. The ATiC 12-sided fidget cube can help relieve stress, reduce anxiety and relax children with ADHD and autism. This toy is a must-have when your child goes out on long drives or outings and needs something to keep them occupied and relaxed.
The toy is made of high quality, non-toxic polycarbonate and is safe for the kids to use. Buy the ATiC Fidget Twiddle Cube here. Using oral sensory toys such as the Chubuddy pendants provide the necessary oral stimulation that children with oral sensory issues need. Features: The Chubuddy pendants are fashionable and made of a high-quality material that’s free from lead, latex, plastic compounds and other non-toxic materials.
The pendants blend in with your child’s style when worn as fashion accessories and also double up as chew toys for children with ASD. The pendants come attached to a breakaway clasp necklace that keeps them close to the child. Doug is a simple puzzle that engages the child’s auditory senses. It features six different vehicles, and all that the children have to do is match the blocks to hear the sound of that vehicle. Vehicle sound blocks improve visual perception, fine motor skills, and coordination. Features: The blocks are easy to play with and have a self-correcting feature that lets the child learn about picture association and identifying vehicle sounds all on their own.
The blocks have six sides featuring a boat, plane, motorcycle, train, fire engine and an ambulance. In fact, they have a knack for solving puzzles! Puzzles are fun and can be used to teach the kids anything with ease. Our list of puzzles includes sound puzzles, peg and knob puzzles, sensory foam puzzles and more. The wooden peg puzzle features eight farm-animal shaped pegs that need to be set in the appropriate holes.
When the child gets it right, he gets to hear the sound that the specific animal makes. This sound puzzle focuses on developing the child’s listening skills and the ability to identify and match colors and shapes. Features: The colorful puzzle is more than just that. It is an educational toy that teaches kids about farm animals. It features cutouts of eight animals including a cow, shepherd dog, cat, pig, horse, rooster, duck, and sheep. When the child places the animals in their right place, they make a sound. Doug Farm Animals Sound Puzzle here.