Saturday, March 31, 2012

10 Toys That Speak To Autism

Toy 'R' Us is partnering with Autism Speaks through the month of April for a fundraising campaign. Since 2007, they have together raised over $12 million for Autism Speaks. As a company committed to children to all abilities, Toys 'R' Us has worked with Autism Speaks to come up a list of "10 Toys That Speak To Autism." These toys are everything from toys children with Autism can play with by themselves to toys that can play with alongside their siblings or other children. A detailed listing of each toy can be  found here.
Simple First Words: Let's Talk, Priddy Books

Cake Decorator Playset, by Just Like Home

Hot Potato, by Fundex
Kerplunk! by Mattel
Leapster Explorer Learning Experience, by Leapfrog 
Light Up Alphabet Apple, VTech
Melissa & Doug Chunky Puzzle
See n'Say The Farmer Says, by Fisher Price
Jumbo Foam Puzzle Textured Blocks, by Imaginarium 
Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Set, by Learning Curve 
Some extra tips given on how to spread Autism Awareness during the month of April:
  • wear all blue, from your baseball cap, to your blue jeans, all the way down to blue shoes!
  • serve up blue cupcakes, blue cookies, and any other blue treats you might make
  • tie blue bows around trees
  • host a blueberry breakfast for neighbors or co-workers
  • turn your Facebook profile picture or timeline to blue


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