ERIC Number: ED437751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Toys for All Children: Selecting Toys for Children with Vision or Motor Challenge.
Dell, Susan J.; McNerney, Peg
This guide identifies 45 toys appropriate for young children with visual and/or motor impairments. Criteria for the toys selected include the following: provides sound feedback, has brightly colored surfaces with high contrast colors, provides surfaces that are interesting to touch, stimulates thinking by requiring specific actions or problem solving, relates to a child's physical or social environment, stimulates and encourages reaching and movement, and provides fun and enjoyment. Toys are grouped into the following categories: (1) toys that light up or sing; (2) toys that catch your eye; (3) toys that shake, rattle, and roll; (4) switch toys; and (5) toys for the creative artist. Also listed are addresses and telephone numbers of eight catalog resources. Each toy listing includes a picture, the name of the manufacturer, cost, and special features. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Coll., Providence.