Top Special Needs - Academic Toys

No matter if you have a typically developing child or one with different delays or exceptional needs, all children have the instinct to want to learn. The toys listed below are great ones that my family still uses today. In my autistic son's therapy, we often use matching games. We use it in speech therapy to have him learn sounds, letters, colors and matching. In his behavior therapy. we use it to learn turn-taking, completing a task and sitting to pay attention. There are many great academic toys listed in the other categories as well.

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  1. Read With Me Violet

    Read With Me Violet

    from LeapFrog

    •  2+

    Kids 2–5 can read along with the LeapFrog character Violet, which comes with five board books and lots of sounds, songs, and phrases.

    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  2. Read With Me Scout

    Read With Me Scout

    from LeapFrog

    •  2+

    Kids 2–5 can read stories with the LeapFrog character Scout through this interactive toy with five board books.

    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  3. Korner’d

    Korner’d

    from Endless Games

    •  8+

    Players 8+ play at the same time to be the first to match their three tiles to the color configurations on the board.

    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  4. Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University Who’s Behind the Door?
    •  19.99
    •  6+

    Players 6+ guess which Monsters University character is hiding behind the door by asking yes or no questions about the physical characteristics of the 16 monster characters, including Sulley and Mike.

    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  5. LeapPad2 Explorer

    LeapPad2 Explorer

    from LeapFrog

    •  3+

    The LeapPad Explorer was a huge hit when it came out last year. But this year, LeapFrog has revamped the LeapPad Explorer to give it more memory, better battery life, and more features. The…

    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Value

  6. Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet
    •  21.99
    •  2+

    LeapFrog's Fridge Phonics is a staple in many homes. Teaching developmentally typical kids as well as those with delays, the toy helps kids learn letter recognition and sounds. By repeating the…

    • Fun

    • Repeat Play

    • Assembly & Instructions

  7. UNO Moo! Preschool Game
    •  19.99
    •  3+

    To build great social skills, we need to teach kids to take turns. The school, the park, the library — kids have to learn to wait their turn. For many special needs kids this is hard to…

  8. Curious George Matching Game

    Curious George Matching Game

    from Wonder Forge

    •  8.99
    •  3+

    Matching skills are critical. With a familiar face to kids and grown-ups alike, the bright colors and simple images make this a great beginning game for matching. After your child has mastered those…

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