It’s here! I’ve been super excited to compile a list of tried and true tools and toys that we use for our children—or really anything we’ve found helpful!
Can I start with mine? My son’s favorite (and most game-changing) “toy” has been a floor-length mirror. I lie not! We laid it down on its side on the ground against a wall, so its ultra-accessible to him. We discovered it on a whim, but its be so helpful to Kimball in his quest to learn language.
You see, he’s hard of hearing and wears hearing aids. We’ve worked with a therapist since he was only a couple months old to help him learn to listen and in time, speak. One of the key parts of that development is learning to imitate. When we propped the mirror on its side, it was like magic. He immediately started making faces at the mirror—the ultimate imitator!
He was more excited to play with his mirror than with any other toy. Even now 18 months later, he loves giggling and playing peekaboo with his mirror.
So, if you have a young (or young at heart) child, I recommend giving it a try! I bet they’ll love it.
Below you’ll find other parent’s favorite toys/tools for their children, grouped by three categories: dwarfism, tubies, and deaf/hard of hearing.
A big thanks to all that contributed!
I hope this list gives you ideas for holiday presents. It sure did for me!
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