Top Special Needs - Pretend Play
Pretend play is an important part of therapy in the world of an autistic child. Most children on the autism spectrum do not think figuratively. Because they think in literal terms, they may not understand their neural-typical peers are able to think abstractly. For autistic children, pretend play is a comfortable way to think creatively, to practice social skills, to identify, understand and experience different emotions and to problem solve.
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With Potty Time Elmo from Hasbro, toddlers and preschoolers can help Elmo go to the potty while learning about potty time themselves.
from Just Play
Kids 3+ can pretend to be just like Doc McStuffins with this interactive playset that features lights and sounds.
from Green Toys
Kids 2+ can pretend to have all sorts of space adventures with this eco-friendly toy rocket with two astronaut figures.
Thomas fans 3+ can build and rebuild a two-level train track for Thomas with this 40-piece, easy-to-use set.
Fans of Monsters University ages 3–8 can recreate scenes from the movie and imagine all-new scare adventures with this playset.
What's effective with the Playmobil Take Along School in this area is that in addition to pretend play, kids also get more comfortable with their school environment by role-playing. Pretend play is…
The Fisher-Price play kitchen is also a great tool for pretend play. A lot of kids with special needs also have special diets, playing with kitchen-type toys can get them more comfortable with food…
from Imports Dragon
Many kids with special needs make frequent trips to the doctor. Using pretend play skills and imagination, parents can help them get more comfortable with the doctor or hospital surroundings. Because…