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ADHD Toys/Products


Does anyone else feel that there is a shortage of products or toys made for ADHD/ADD children?

Where do you find products that will work best for your child’s needs/if so, what are they?

Is there anything you have found that is made with ADHD in mind?

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My ADHD son was frustrated with Lego, yet other ADHD kids love it.  I think that’s why there isn’t really “ADHD friendly” toys. Each child can be interested in something different.  My guess anyways…

Posted by staypositive on Nov 10, 2013 at 6:41pm

shannonelizabeth19,

My good friend is the founder of the website, Toys Are Tools. While her site’s mission involves meaningful toys for all children, she has a son with ADHD and a son with PDD-NOS and she often relates that to her toy reviews. She is amazing, as is the site. It may help you pinpoint some good products for your child. I asked her to suggest some toys for my ADHD son’s birthday last month and she had spot-on suggestions.

http://toysaretools.com

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Nov 11, 2013 at 4:40pm

My great grandson lives with us, age 8, and has ADHD.  He loves the Nintendo DS and Legos.  He likes games on the computer.  Outside he jumps on the trampoline and rides scooters.  We do keep him busy with going to parks and Cub Scouts.  He goes to the Boys and Girls Club to play when school is on holidays. This weekend he rode in a helicopter.  He has an indoor cat that listens to him read and sleeps with him.  Every little bit helps.  cj
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Posted by Carol Johnson on Nov 12, 2013 at 1:23pm

I buy a lot of toys at Fat Brain Toys.  They have a special needs section that has a category for ADHD.  It’s not huge, but it gives me ideas on what else would work well.  Also, my OT’s website has an extensive list of toys and games that are really good for kids with ADHD.  You can google South Shore Therapies Toy List… then when you choose something, buy it at Amazon (usually the cheapest place to get the more expensive toys).  Good luck!

Posted by LRaymond on Nov 12, 2013 at 1:54pm

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