Toys "R" Us has published the latest edition of the Toys “R” Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids. This "one-of-a-kind toy guide speaks to a child’s individual needs and offers qualified toy recommendations based on research from the National Lekotek Center, an independent, non-profit
organization that hand-picks and tests all of the toys featured in the Guide." "The Guide also offers the National Lekotek Center’s “Top 10 Tips for Buying Toys” for differently-abled kids, which encourages relatives and caregivers to ask pertinent questions before purchasing a toy such as, “Will the toy provide a challenge without frustration?” and “Can play be open-ended with no definite right or wrong way?” All of the toys are available at Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and online at www.Toysrus.com/DifferentlyAbled. You can also pick up a hard copy of the catalog at any Toys "R" Us store for free. While researching for this post, I also came across AblePlay... play products for children with special needs. Here is a blurb from their website: "AblePlay toy evaluations are the key to unlocking the magic of play for children with special needs! Choosing toys for children with disabilities can be difficult. There are thousands of choices but finding just the right toy to match the varying abilities of each child with special needs can be a challenge. AblePlay's independent toy reviews and detailed information help you get "beyond the box" to understand each toy's unique features, creative ways each toy can be used with children with special needs and skills that will be enhanced as a result. Search for an AblePlay-Rated Toy today and unlock the magic of play for your children with special needs." Hopefully, these resources will come in handy with Christmas just around the corner.