Last-minute gift ideas for special kids come in handy

Christmas is this Tuesday already? Yikes! If you’re having trouble coming up with an idea for a special gift for a special kid, don’t despair. Once again this year, Toys “R” Us has published its free toy-selection guide for parents and friends of children with disabilities. The Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids features items that promote the development of specific skills, such as auditory, language, visual, fine motor, thinking and social skills.

Our son Gus is 26 years old now and living with three other guys in a group home in Wisconsin. While most of the gifts in the Differently-Abled Toy Guide are not age appropriate, we were still able to find a perfect gift in the catalog for him this year.

Gus misses hearing our voices sometimes, so we got him a recordable Christmas book. The recordable book allows my husband and me to read and record a Christmas poem out loud to him. This way when Gus turns a page, he’ll hear us reading. Now all Mike and I have to do is sit down and make the recording.

Did I say that Christmas is Tuesday already? Yikes!


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