All kids love playing with toys but for some children it’s more difficult because the buttons used to turn them on or activate them may be too small, out of reach or the toy too complicated for the child to understand.
These children may find switch adapted toys, were the on/off is controlled by a big button switch better. Parents and carers may find their child is more motivated, more attentive and focused when given the opportunity to play with a switch adapted special needs toy they themselves can operate.
Watch how the kids at the KoolKidz Nursery use switch adapted toys to help develop their language skills.
At Excitim we have a range of switch adapted special needs toys such as the talking, singing and dancing musical plush toys that in 2009 were awarded the “Overall Winner” status in the “Inclusive Play” section of the Good Toy Guide 2009.
Before any toy could be listed in the Good Toy Guide it was tested in several different environments – toy libraries, family homes, schools, children’s hospice’ and a variety of children’s clubs in age appropriate settings by children with a wide range of abilities, social backgrounds and preferences. Read what the reviewers said about them on our User Testimonials Page.
Excitim’s switch adapted special needs toys are suitable for blind and partially sighted, deaf and hard-of-hearing and young children with disabilities or other special needs.
To learn more about adapted toys visit the special-needs-toys website. There we feature adapted toys in age appropriate groups: 3 to 6, 6 to 10 and 10 to teens as well as a range of sensory toys.