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Toy shopping can be overwhelming. Whether for parents or for family members and friends, it can be tough knowing which toy will be fun and developmentally appropriate.
As many of us get ready for toy shopping this holiday season, occupational therapy practitioners are sharing their recommendations and ideas for picking developmentally appropriate (and fun!) toys for all children.
Share these tips with your clients and anyone else who needs to buy a toy (or three!) this holiday season.
Toys for All Children
Toys for Children with Special Needs
Fine Motor Skills Toys
Toy Shopping Checklists
What are your tried and true tips for picking out toys? Have you come across any other posts or checklists that are worth sharing with clients? Tell us in the comments.
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