Posts Tagged "toys"

Christmas greetings from May!

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Christmas greetings from May!

Last year, this time we were in California with May. What seemed like an ideal Christmas – my family, sunshine, 20 pools within a five minute walk of my bedroom – turned into a nightmare with May jet-lagged and teething. She was in excruciating pain. She wouldn’t eat for over a week. Finally, in week two I turned to that Jewish saviour, Matzoh Ball Soup (sort of chicken broth with a massive dumpling – trust me, if you were Jewish you would get it.) I don’t get to see my family that often, and it was my first Christmas with them for years, a decade maybe. So it...

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The very best, something for everyone, special needs gift guide!

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 | 0 comments

The very best, something for everyone, special needs gift guide!

Want the perfect gift for your special needs child? Want to see if your toy suggestion made the shortlist? It probably did – so thank you to everyone who contributed! Click here to see: The VERY BEST, SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, SPECIAL NEEDS Gift Guide British? Click on this one: 15 perfect gifts for children with special needs In the process of creating the post, I took a photo shoot of May modelling with her favorite musical monkey. Depending on how you see it, this toy is either a work of genius or a fast ticket to insanity. Press its little hand and the monkey sings Tiao Cruz’s...

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What toys should go on May’s list to Santa? (plus my 3 ideas for you)

Posted on Nov 19, 2011 | 15 comments

What toys should go on May’s list to Santa? (plus my 3 ideas for you)

Special needs kiddies deserve some seriously special toys. I have to admit that I am frustrated with the selection out there. Toys specifically designed for special needs kids are usually grossly overpriced and unavailable in your local toy store. On the other hand, toys made for all children are designed to be tough. But, May can not press down hard on to an object; she needs toys that are very sensitive. Tough and sensitive. A rare toy combination. Regardless, I never stop looking for stimulating toys for my daughter. Every time I enter a toy store, I hope I will find something amazing...

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