You hear your friends talk about the milestone their child just hit. Yours is far behind.
You hear your neighbors chatting about that skill their children just learned. Yours will never learn it.
I’ve been there. While I am lucky that my child is mostly on track, he has some delays. He can’t run like his friends can. He has some challenges that they don’t have. And sometimes it’s heartbreaking to see.
I can only imagine how difficult and challenging it must be for moms whose children have even more different needs, whose children were born without one of the five senses, or whose kids may never meet the milestones that M meets late.
Playability knows that nothing is impossible, and all our children need are the tools that cater to their different needs. While mainstream toy markets make toys that may work for some kids, there are the forgotten children, for whom Playability has the solutions.
“Our vision is to see that all individuals have the opportunity to laugh, learn, play, and grow though an enriching experience with exceptional toys. We make special toys for special people!
PlayAbility Toys designs, manufactures, and sells toys focused on children and adults with special-needs. We make variety of toys with features targeted to benefit various special needs groups including blind and visually impaired, deaf, autistic, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, ADHD, and other cognitive and physical challenges.”
Playability Toys are crafted from high quality materials and used by professionals and families alike. They are just as fun as any toy, except that they cater to the various needs of your child.
Playbility Toys that make great gifts:
These are some of our favorites from Playbility’s inspiring lineup.
Rib It Balls:
M is very active, so I took that trait and got him the Rib It balls. These balls have ribs that are filled with a crinkle filler for an extra sensory experience.
The balls come in various sizes. In these photos you can see the comparison between the fourteen inch ball and the enormous thirty inch ball. M loves them both and they each have their own perks. The smaller one is great for when M is tired at the end of the day.
The larger one is perfect for encouraging him to build core strength. They are both amazing for children who have a harder time playing with balls, as the ribbed edges are easy to grab. Vivid primary colors define the shapes and sections and teach children shape recognition.
I was specifically looking for ways for M to build core body strength, and activities that promote trunk extension were recommended. The crinkles satisfy his auditory seeking needs, in a way that is totally hands-off for me. While I do daily exercises with him, this allows me a break as well, with child-led activities that are full of fun!
Drum Therapy Kit:
One of the things that M’s teacher recommended for him was drum lessons – both because he loves music and because drumming is a great core-strengthening activity. Playability’s drum therapy kit allows him to go through the physical motions, make the sounds, without making all the noise!
Drumming teaches many skills – including coordination, memory, discipline and communication skills. It took a few rounds of practicing the rhythms but then he got the hang of it and played on his own.
It comes with a drum pad, drumsticks, and an instructional booklet and DVD.
DO-A-DOT™ Markers with Color N Paint Book:
While M has been blessed with great eye sight, he does do well with tactile activities. Playability’s DO-A-DOT markers have on them braille indentations, and the outlines of the drawings are raised, giving him a more tactile experience. Even better, it allows the visually impaired to express themselves through art, practice fine motor skills, and reap the benefits of DO-A-DOT markers.
Playability offers parents and children who may be struggling with assorted challenges solutions in a fun and affordable way.
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