I've been on the hunt for some good developmental toys for Abby's birthday and Christmas presents. We don't have a lot of room with all of her other stuff, so I want the toys she gets to aid in her development. I am a member of http://www.tracheostomy.com/ and have read some postings of other members about good developmental toys. Trach mamas, moms of special needs children, special educators, or anybody else, feel free to send me any ideas you have!
One of the toys the therapists suggest is a learning cube. I've seen a lot of different ones and want one that really allows for lots of different textures and movement.
For the price, this one seems to be the best. It's not as big as some of the other, more expensive ones that they have in the doctor's office, so I think it will work better in our space.
I also want more touch and feel books for her, because Abby really seems to like textures. She knows right where to feel it and loves to be read to!
These toys are both very interactive and several moms recommended them on the site.
Another thing that was suggested was a ball pit, so that she could feel and throw the balls. My mom brought up a slight issue though: it might be hard to keep it sanitary. I think what I might do is make Caleb his own little ball pit (that anyone can play in) and keep this one just for Abby. He would be okay with that if he had something of his own to play in.
If you have other suggestions, please let me know! I would rather get a few quality toys that will aid in Abby's development than a bunch of things we don't need, so I don't mind spending a little more money if it is going to help her. Thanks in advance for your ideas!!