Non Candy Stocking Stuffers for Kids with Special Needs
Great list of non-candy stocking stuffers for special needs kids that parents can feel good about giving and receiving as gifts for their kids.
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Three of our six children have special needs. If often get questions from adoptive and foster parents about what kinds of gifts to give their special needs kids. My answer is always, “it depends on the child.” However, over the years, we have discovered some go-to gifts.
Finding non-candy gift and stocking stuffers can be tricky. Finding stocking stuffers for special needs kids can be even more difficult. Most traditional stocking stuffers consist of candy or food items or are sometimes not suitable for special needs children. The list below is full of stocking stuffers and small gifts that are perfect for special needs children.
Gifts and Stocking Stuffers for Special Needs
We love these marble finger fidgets. Pushing the marble back and forth through the sleeve encourages calm and focus. Warms up fingers for handwriting, too. Plus, they are a quiet, non distracting fidget. Our kids even use them in church.
The Pencil Grip improves handwriting, helps to give more control, and reduces hand fatigue. Its unique, patented design gently encourages the fingers and hand to rest in the proper position for gripping .
Children may bite, chew, or grind, on pencils, pens, or other non-safe items that can cause dental damage, toxic chemical intake, and potential injury. These pencil toppers protect your child while allowing them the sensory input they crave from chewing.
A chewable, wearable, and discrete sensory solution for all of your chewing needs. Available in three different toughness levels.
5. Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set
Four tools and four different ways to develop the small hand muscles needed for writing and daily living. As children have fun playing, picking up objects, and squirting and sifting water, they are developing hand control and acquiring the skills needed for self-help and daily living needs. Motor planning is also part of the play as children figure out how they need to move their hands and arms to pick up objects.
6. Ergonomic Crayons or Crayon Rocks
Designed artistically with a fascinating swirl, these intriguing crayons are ergonomic for everyone – left-handers included. Experience a new, more natural way to color with the Left Right Crayons.
Ideal for individuals with either physical disabilities or coordination problems. Easy to use polypropylene handles can be squeezed together by hands, arms or any other mobile limb. Blades spring back automatically. Easy to use handles make cutting a breeze. Designed for those with physical disabilities or coordination problems. Scissor blade re-opens automatically. Classroom tested and ready for home or school.
This Toy Block tape allows your kids to quickly and easily attach their building blocks to virtually any object or surface! It can be cut into smaller pieces as well. The tape is flexible, can be used on walls, desks, doors, floors, and more. Just about anywhere your children (or fun-loving adult friends) can imagine. It is made with food-grade silicon, which means the silicon is non-toxic, and safe around children to accidentally chew on.
Tip: We use these for fidget strips on the bottom of chairs and desks.
Other Great Gifts for Children with Special Needs
Balance Builder Stepping Buckets
These are all such great ideas! I love how they encourage creativity and motor skill development (and aren’t candy!).
Really great round up!
These are some great ideas Melissa. My children do not have special needs but we try to limit sugar and useless junk as I call it. These would make great stuffers for them as well.
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