Stuck for gift ideas? Worry not, My family Our Needs is playing Santa!
We have compiled this list of great Christmas presents for children with additional needs, from little ones through to teens.
Magical Light-Up Star
The perfect cuddle companion, with the added bonus of colour changing LED lights which produce a soft glow.
3 x AA batteries are included.
SPECTRUM DPP Digital Jam Pad
Starter digital drum pad with LCD display and built in digital metronome. Perfect for music makers.
Melissa & Doug Pets Wooden Peg Puzzle
Chunky wooden puzzle (variety of designs available). Easy-grasp plastic pegs hide pet pictures under the pieces. Promotes hand-eye co-ordination, fine motor skills and problem-solving skills.
Melissa and Doug Puzzle Sound
Six realistic vehicle sounds play when the puzzle halves come together on the base. With only two blocks, the puzzle is easy-focus and won’t overwhelm. Plus, the sound effects are great!
Underwater Disco Lightshow
Turns any bath into a lovely lightshow. Featuring a button to change the patterns from more subdued to dynamic, you can alter the mood in an instant.
iCAN Blind Driving Experience
This wonderful site specialises in gift experiences for people with disabilities.
After something a bit different? We came across this brilliant driving experience for blind or partially sighted children and teenagers.
We defy anyone to put a Tangle down!
An excellent fidget that’s great to relieve stress and frustration, with different textures to promote relaxation. A perfect stocking filler.
Amazon Echo Dot & Alexa
A hands-free, voice-controlled device that lets you voice-control your world. Just ask it to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers or even ask it questions.
Unlike other voice assistants, there’s no activation button. Simply say the trigger word ‘Alexa’ followed by what you want to it to do, and it will!
Textured, light up balls
Inexpensive, soft, bouncy, textured balls which light up. Fab fun to play with and another sure-fire stocking filler hit.
TabZoo Tab Beanie Tablet Case
A sleeve for your tablet with a beanbag underneath. The clear plastic front protects the screen from scratches and spills and the beanbag serves not only to cushion your tablet from being dropped (or thrown!) but also helps your little one to play with it independently as they can rest it on their lap. There’s also a loop handle on one side to carry the tablet around, or to fiddle with while playing!
Mini Big Books
Books are a great gift. We love the site, Mini Big Books which has a selection of stories you can personalise, download and print for free!