21 Comments

  1. Misty Spears
    10/11/2014 @ 8:00 AM

    these are some great toy ideas for kids with hearing impairments. They sure have come a long way in toy development!

  2. Cynthia Dixon
    10/09/2014 @ 5:41 AM

    Jenn, you’ve listed some incredible resources for children with impairments. I never even thought of these toys existing. I hope those in need of these toys find your blog post. It’s extremely helpful!

  3. Eileen
    10/09/2014 @ 3:40 AM

    I applaud the creators of toys like these. It is not easy to have any kind of impairment and for them to show this much care for children is so heartwarming. I hope their tribe increases.

  4. Taya
    10/08/2014 @ 10:34 PM

    I’m loving the sign language alphabet and the fish bowl!

  5. Jenn
    10/08/2014 @ 9:30 PM

    I’m glad to hear that you think they’d be good too!

  6. Jenn
    10/08/2014 @ 9:30 PM

    Thank you, Tamala.

  7. Jenn
    10/08/2014 @ 9:29 PM

    Aww, Danielle, give you sons a hug for me. We all learned some sign language a few years ago to help my daughter communicate since she didn’t want to talk much.

  8. Jenn
    10/08/2014 @ 9:28 PM

    Thanks so much, Amy! I hope these posts can help parents help their kids.

  9. Jenn
    10/08/2014 @ 9:28 PM

    Thanks Bonnie. Everyone in my family wears glasses and has since early childhood. My mother and grandmother are both legally blind but can see with glasses.

  10. Jenn
    10/08/2014 @ 9:27 PM

    Thanks so much for your share on twitter, Nathaniel! I so appreciate it when this info can get out to the people who need it.

  11. Jenn
    10/08/2014 @ 9:26 PM

    I’m so glad you posted, Andrea! Yes, toys and understanding in general has come a long way.

  12. HungryForGod (Andi)
    10/08/2014 @ 8:53 PM

    i think it’s awesome that there are toys and things available for the challenged population of any kind – in my day (I am on the Spectrum) – they didn’t have any of these things

  13. karissa
    10/08/2014 @ 8:33 PM

    We had a version of the cookie jar when my daughter was little. I think they would be helpful for any child.

  14. Nathaniel Kidd
    10/08/2014 @ 8:31 PM

    These are some great suggestions and I hope it reaches many. We all should share this a few times this week! I applaud companies for taking into consideration ALL children when making toys. This is awesome and I applaud you for sharing.

  15. Bonnie Gean
    10/08/2014 @ 8:19 PM

    I have both vision and hearing impairments and if I was a child, I would go nuts not being able to SEE or HEAR things.

    I believe all your toy choices here are great for kids with hearing and vision problems. Great job on your choices!

  16. Amy B
    10/08/2014 @ 7:47 PM

    What a wonderful post! Sharing this with my vision-impaired group. Many people there have children with vision impairments (and some hearing).
    Loved how you explained why each one would be good!
    Thank you for your recommendations!
    Amy

  17. Danielle
    10/08/2014 @ 6:45 PM

    I wish I would have found your blog 5 years ago! I have a step son who has Fragile X and when he was having severe sensory (primarily audio) issues, I wish I could have given him some of these fantastic fidgets and things. I am absolutely in LOVE with the sign language magnets. Fantastic. I may get them for my son anyways, who doesn’t have a disability but would really benefit from the phonetics and materials here. Ill definitely be back.

  18. Tamala
    10/08/2014 @ 6:07 PM

    THESE are such great suggestions. I truly hope the parents that need you find you. Truly.. you offer a wealth of information…. awesome list here. Thank you.

  19. Indigo Ocean
    10/08/2014 @ 6:06 PM

    What great ideas. I don’t have kids, but used to be a school based behavioral health specialist, and I was always looking for games/toys that could build emotional, cognitive and concentration skills in a fun way. There are several on this list that I think could fit the bill. Just a thought.

  20. Jenn
    10/08/2014 @ 4:59 PM

    They are a lot of fun for every kind of kid, Kungphoo!

  21. Kungphoo
    10/08/2014 @ 3:40 PM

    Not specifically with the Visual and hearing impaired but we have used the Duplos in the past.

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