Select and provide appropriate toys for children with autism are not easy.
But this is important because the selection of the right toys help children feel confident and able to interact with their friends.
Here are some toys that can be selected for children with autism:
- Video Animation
Video animation or sing through video is a very good choice for children with autism. Children with autism can while learning to speak by watching this video.
Character in the video is expected to inspire so the child trying to imitate the behavior of the characters. It could be in a very fun and interesting to learn for children with autism.
- Music Box
The music box can also be a good selection of toys for toddlers with autism.
Music box stimulates children to mix and match the sound of various musical instruments to create a unique composition.
It gives satisfaction to the children as they gain experience of listening to different sounds.
Many autistic children like to play with a trampoline. Children with autism have sensory system imbalance. When playing on the trampoline, they will learn to feel the position of the body and the body’s response.
Additionally, jumping and balancing on the trampoline helps children integrate various systems of the body.
- Jigsaw Puzzle
Jigsaw puzzles help build confidence level of autistic children.
Playing and composing puzzles can also increase children’s concentration and patience.
- Blocks Toy
Blocks are available in various colors, shapes, and sizes. Blocks are relatively strong, not easy to fall, and help build the confidence of autistic children. These toys are also useful to explore their creative skills.
- Busy Bug
Busy Bugs helps teach math skills to small children through the small insects and flash cards. However, this toy is not recommended for children who are toddlers because they probably will insert small pieces from toys to the mouth. In addition to learning mathematics, these toys also help to increase the concentration of autistic children.
- Books Series
Give children with autism a set series of books containing colorful pictures and fun facts about the animals, vehicles, or plants.
These books can make a child involved and interested in learning. In addition, picture books are also effective as a means of learning to read for children with autism.
- Hopscotch Puzzle Mat
Puzzle mat becomes a great toy to enhance organizing skills, motor skills, as well as the balance of the child.
First, child can arrange the puzzle, and then start playing the game.
Playing hopscotch mat puzzle helps children learn resting on one leg and jump with two feet.
A pedal bike is a great toy to improve balance and self-confidence in children with autism. Initially the child may take a long time to get used to the bike and need help. Over time, they become accustomed to and start riding a bike quickly without help. Select the road with a flat surface so that children become easier to learn cycling.