Block Out Time for Block Play

Block play is important for any child, no matter the age or ability. According to this article from Parenting Science, “Blocks can function as powerful learning tools. There is also evidence that complex block play is linked with higher mathematical achievement.” Studies suggest toy blocks can help children develop: Motor skills and hand-eye coordination Spatial […]

Educational Insights Teachable Touchables

Looking for something to help teach children about different textures?  Check out Educational Insights Teachable Touchables.  Young learners can build tactile awareness and vocabulary skills as they play with the different texture squares. Teachable Touchables comes with 20 texture squares in 10 different pairs.  Each pillow is approximately 2 inches to 3 inches in size. […]

5 Parent-Child Interaction Toys and Games

There are several things to consider if you’re looking for a toy or gift for a child with autism. Oftentimes children with autism like to keep to themselves, and playtime is a great time to teach!  It’s important to look for toys that encourage social interaction.  Keep on reading to learn more about different parent-child interaction […]

Coggy Brain Teaser Puzzle

Looking for a fun, challenging puzzle for your child?  Check out the Coggy brain teaser puzzle by Fat Brain Toys.  Coggy is a “folding, clicking puzzle of arranging gears to match challenge cards.” The puzzle features 16 colorful gears.  There are four levels of difficulty: easy, medium, hard, extra hard.  Not only is this a brain teaser, […]

The Fun of Subwords is Now Accessible

Do you love trivia? Do you love word games even more? Subwords is an exciting mix between the two! Words are split into fragments, and you have to put them back together as fast as possible. The words are bound to a certain topic, so you have to know about the topic in order to […]

Medisafe – Pill & Med Reminder App

Several patients often forget to take their medications.  Over the years I’ve written about pill dispensers.  In addition to automated pill dispensers, there are also helpful apps available, like Medisafe, which help ensure you take the proper dosage of medicine on time. Did you know? Improper medicine use and dosage tracking lead to: 50% of […]