The Arc's Holiday Gift Giving Guide for Children with I/DD

December 2nd, 2016

If you are shopping for a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities this holiday season, we have a list for you!  Compiled by the physical, occupational, and speech therapists at The Arc's Stepping Stones School, this list will be sure to fill your loved one's time with fun and excitement while helping to develop gross motor, fine motor, speech, and sensory development.

  1. Sensory Balls
  2. Hand Held Massagers
  3. Bean Bags
  4. Push Toys (walk and push)
  5. Playground Balls
  6. Tunnel and tents (parachute material)
  7. Shape Sorters
  8. Stacking Cups
  9. Plastic Cars and Trucks
  10. Push 'N Go Vehicles (push top down and release)
  11. Massaging Action Teether
  12. Rattles
  13. Bean Bag Chair
  14. Mirror
  15. Soft Book (touch and feel)
  16. Board Books and Tactile Board Books
  17. Drum
  18. Set of Musical Toys
  19. Ride Toy (Little Tikes green tractor)
  20. Slide
  21. Bubbles
  22. Puzzles
  23. Container Play
  24. Cause and Effect Toys
  25. Bath Toys
  26. Short Crayons
  27. Blocks (foam or small wooden)    
  28. Farm Friends Bowling
  29. Echo Microphone
  30. Toobaloo (phone toy that enhances sound)
  31. Memory games
  32. Large tricycle (tractor-Step 2 brand)
  33. Bicycle with training wheels
  34. Zoomer
  35. Tee ball
  36. Upright scooter (one wheel in the front, 2 wheels in the back)
  37. EZ Roller
  38. Dress up clothes
  39. Play Vet Set
  40. Play Doctor Set
  41. Tea set with food
  42. Magna Tiles
  43. Straws and Connectors
  44. Board games:
        Sequence for Kids
        Diggity Dog
        Honey Bee Tree
        Take the Cake

*The Arc of Essex County's inclusion in this holiday gift list does not constitute an endorsement.