Traveling with a special needs child can be a challenge. Lot’s of rest, good snacks and special items to keep a child busy can really help. Here is a list of our best travel toys for those with autism:
Wikki Stix Activity Set:
Wikki Stixs are bendable, colorful yarn that sticks to a surface with just fingertip pressure. These provide an interesting tactile experience and also help fine motor skills. Children can make all kinds of art projects with no glue or mess. Fun Activity Kit includes: 96 Wikki Stix, Wooden shapes, Feathers, Pompoms, 4 blank faces that are great for exploring emotions, 2 greeting cards, Do-Wikki Gam,e Wikkidoodle sheets, a Travel Fun Book and more! The activity set comes in a convenient carrying case.
Knobby Teether Ball:
This is a teether ball that a child can hold and chew on. Many teachers use these during circle time to help kids sit who also need to chew. These are nice for airplane and car rides, particularly if your child is prone to chew on things.
Mini Light Spinner:
It’s easy to keep track of the mini light spinner because it has a break away necklace. Visually mesmerizing a child can wear it and watch the lights spin and flicker.
Tangles are great for keeping hands busy on trips in the car, on a plane or anytime. The Tangle Jr. has 18 interconnected pieces that a child can quietly twist keeping their fingers quietly moving. Tangles are a great manipulative toy that stimulates the brain as it helps increase finger dexterity.
Let’s Make Faces Book:
This spiral bound book is designed to be drawn in. Kids can draw in faces, wipe them clean, and then draw them again! A wonderful tool for exploring emotions and easy to travel with.