Gift Ideas for a boy with CP?

Caitlin - posted on 12/10/2008 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My sister-in-law's son has Cerebral Palsy. I want to get him a great fit but don't know what to get him. His teachers don't allow anything with button activated things on them because he won't learn anything from them. Any ideas would be a big help? Thanks!

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User - posted on 12/10/2008

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One of my sons has CP, and it is always a challenge to find gifts that are really useful and enjoyable. Depending on the severity and age (my son is fairly severe and 4 years old, so it may vary!) here's some ideas: several of the leapfrog toys (the alphabet spinner and some of the texture toys in particular!) have been great, www.adaptivemall.com has some toys, and also www.sensoryedge.com has some that may be appropriate. Try hard to get things that fit in with the "normal" styles (superheroes or whatever) but that are helpful developmentally for him. Good luck:)

Caitlin - posted on 12/10/2008

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His CP is pretty severe I don't know the full extent of the story but from what my sister-in-law has told me is that he wasn't expected to make it past 7 and he'll be turning 9 the middle of this month. I guess the deal with the buttons is that he gets too caught up in it. All he'll do is sit there for hours un end and push the buttons and they say its not good for him developmentally. Thank you so much for your advice and I'll have to check out those web sites! Thanks again!

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Meghan - posted on 05/18/2013

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My son has CP and his is a higher level I am struggling for his birthday next month and he is only turning 3 both he and his 4 yr old brother have everything.. It makes things a lot harder..!!

Blair - posted on 12/10/2008

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A great gift is the Baby Einstein movies. They have lots of colors and shapes that will keep his attention. He will also be able to learn from them.

Alethiea - posted on 12/10/2008

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I have a child with special needs... I have a question for you first. How are his motor skills... fine and gross

Sherrie - posted on 12/10/2008

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Dear Caitlin,

Im sorry to hear that your nephew's teacher wont allow button toys. My son Andrew learned from Aumentive toys with buttons. It helped him a great deal so I dont understand the teachers concept??

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