The Holiday Season is upon us and toy shopping can be daunting for family members searching for a perfect toy to give a child with a disability. Not only do they want a toy that will bring joy to their child, they need to find toys that will accommodate special needs. Enter Ableplay.org, a toy rating system and Web site that provides comprehensive information for parents, special educators, therapists and others looking for the best choices for the children in their lives with disabilities…
Every toy on the AblePlay Web site features a rating seal that provides an at-a-glance understanding of a toy’s appropriateness for children with physical, sensory, communicative and/or cognitive disabilities. Through the Web site, consumers can purchase toys online directly from manufacturers after reading the comprehensive AblePlay Product Reviews.
Developed by the National Lekotek Center, the leading nonprofit authority on play for children with disabilities, AblePlayTM will provide parents, and the professionals who work with them, access to the most useful, product-specific information about the top toys and learning products.
AblePlay’s independent evaluators are experts with degrees in special education, early childhood education or related therapeutic specialties. The Web site insists their toy reviews and detailed information help you get "beyond the box" to understand each toy’s unique features, creative ways to use the toys and the skills that will be enhanced as a result. Happy shopping!