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Title: Top 10 Toys and Gifts for Children with Autism

Top 10 Toys For children with autism picked by
10. Quality Time
Everyone loves getting gifts, but what better way
for a child to play with the whole family than
during good old fashioned quality time. A simple,
cost effective and much desired gift for children
with autism is a family's time, patience and
empathy. Baking or doing arts crafts were
popular activities.
9.Equcational Toys and Games
Children with autism tend to learn more visually
or by touch and as such, sometimes struggle with
instructions given in the traditional school
settings. Giving interactive educational
materials like DVDs, toys and games including
popular brands like Leapster or Leap Pad help
children with autism learn, while keeping them
entertained, according to surveyed parents.
Most children love to be read to, and children
with autism especially enjoy many of the features
found in children's books, such as repetition and
rhyming. Classics like "Good Night Moon," "If You
Give a Mouse a Cookie," and Dr. Seuss books all
use predictive patterns, repetition and rhymes.
The ability of children with autism spectrum
disorder to remember details is astonishing.
Surveyed parents said older children may enjoy
books that focus on specific subjects within
history and science, full of detailed information
that allows them to immerse themselves in the
Puzzles are a favorite toy of children with
autism, according to their parents. Connecting
pieces provides a satisfying tactile sensation,
and children enjoy the bright colors that come
into picture as the puzzle progresses.
6.Play Date
Many children with autism struggle to interact
socially. Surveyed parents said setting up play
dates with other kids may help children with
autism apply their social skills while enjoying
the emotional benefit of a friendship connection.
5.Video Game
Video games can engross children with autism and
help them learn and gain confidence, according to
surveyed parents. Many parents said they bring
handheld games when they're traveling or taking
their child to another activity where he or she
will need to sit still for a long period of time.
4.Gift Card
Parents of children with autism say they turn to
gift cards to avoid the embarrassing "I don't
like it!" moment. Giving a gift card is a good
way to give both the gift of flexibility and the
gift of respite from a socially awkward moment.
3.Sensory Toys
Some children are sensitive to touch, while
others are sensitive to sounds or lights. As a
result, gifts that appeal to the senses like
plushies and flashlights are popular.
From high-tech to low-tech, the No. 2 toy on
parents' list was a classic Legos. The bright
colors and tactile experience of playing with
Legos is a big draw for children on the autism
spectrum, who can also use the blocks to express
themselves creatively and experience the tactile
sensation some children crave when snapping the
Lego pieces together. Lego building sets are
great for older children, surveyed parents said.
According to MyAutismTeam's survey, nearly a
quarter of responders said the favorite toy for
children with autism may be the preferred toy
among many Americans of all ages Apple's
iPad. As 60 minutes reported last October, many
iPad apps help children with autism learn and
communicate, which can often be a struggle. The
sensory experience of the touch screen also holds
the attention of many children with autism
keeping them engaged for hours.
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