Recommend a couple of good toys...

@wiccania (3360)
United States
August 31, 2007 1:45am CST
I'm putting together a list for my parents of toys they can get my son for christmas. My son is 5 years old and Autistic, so "younger" toys aren't always a bad thing. Some of his favorite things currently are: play-doh, legos (the big ones), hotwheels, pixter, leap pad and anything he can paint or draw with or on. He likes things that have bright colors, make noice and have interesting textures. So far I've got some paints and stuff on the list. Also some assorted blocks, a moon sand kit, a rain stick, kaleidoscope, mosaic puzzles... Can you recommend anything else for me to check out and possibly add to the list? I wanna get this out to my parents in the next couple of weeks.
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@jcyap888 (721)
• Philippines
31 Aug 07
does your child have a speech delay? if yes i suggest giving him a musical toy with song that would let him sing that could teach him to talk correctly, it can develop his motor skill. just suggesting!
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• Philippines
31 Aug 07
i have known one and yoiu connot emphasize what she saying only her can understand
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Okay Wicca i'm getting the brain to turn the gears here! Get ready, here's the list ************* Plushies :) Color Gumball Lamp - it lights up and spins the gumballs making colors! Musical Toys (maybe educational ones too) Fairy Tale Stories, Nursery Rhymes Paintset for finger painting and a paint made pad (has texture) Maybe a sponge from a science shop - one that was live but not really processed. Some come in cool colors Seashell kit Glitter, glue and paper Prisms - let him play with it in lights Glow sticks! - bright awesome and they glow a respective color Magnets - but please be careful :) Bean bag ******************* Sorry if some of that had too many science ideas in it. Good luck Wicc! :)
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Not at all, I think science toys are a good thing. I remember when I was a kid my older sister had this "magic rocks" kit that grew rocks. I've been wondering if that's something that he'd be interested in. He loves colors, which is why I put a kaleidoscope on his list -- a prism would probably be great, too.
• Kottayam, India
31 Aug 07
remote controlled car to be operated within the premises.Guitar.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
31 Aug 07
We have guitars, I've thought about a remote control car, but I'm not sure how he'd do with it.
• United States
31 Aug 07
I don't know if there's an actual name for this sort of toy, but you often see them at doctor's offices. It's basically a bunch of brightly colored wire, twisted into "tracks," onto which wooden beads are strung. So you can slide the wooden beads along their track, either one at a time or as a group. The pieces of wire are bent into different shapes, so some of them will have a loop, some are straight, etc. I've always thought those were neat toys, and they're both brightly colored and make some noise, though not the obnoxious electronic noise of a lot of toys. Also, my niece (she's 2 1/2) LOVES the new Weebles, which are much bigger than the Weebles from when we were kids. Definitely much more kid safe now! :)
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
31 Aug 07
He loves those boards. I've been looking for one for him. I hadn't thought of weebles, he'd probably love them.
@violeta_va (4832)
• Australia
3 Sep 07
my son loves animals so we buy him lots of little toy animals, beads (the large once) macaroni to make neckless, art box with all the things for cuting and pasting.
• United States
1 Sep 07
My boyfriend has an autistic kid and we have a bunch of toys that he enjoys. Most of the toys he enjoys are the ones that talk back to him. A baby laptop that teaches you is a great example. We also have this toy that stands up and works like a keyboard as well as a teacher, I couldnt read anything on it to find out its name but it plays music like a keyboard then you flip the top over and its a little plastic desk that teaches you colors and numbers and things. But my primary suggestion which I abide by is musical learning toys.
@johnryanr (311)
• Philippines
31 Aug 07
i think educational books for them to learn just like fairy tales
@youless (104245)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug 07
I like buying books for my son. As books are alway very good gift. Besides, I think boys like playing car toys, bricks and so on.