Mamanista! » Entries tagged with "Special Needs"

Sahara Sam’s to Host 23rd Special Evening at Sam’s on Nov. 14th

Sahara Sam’s to Host 23rd Special Evening at Sam’s on Nov. 14th

  If you’re local to the Philadelphia area and have kids, you know all about Sahara Sam’s Oasis, the awesome indoor-outdoor water park in West Berlin, NJ.  But did you know that they hold a very special event once a quarter just for special needs children? The event, Special Evenings at Sam’s, or SEAS, is a great time for families and it provides a judgment-free environment for individuals with special needs and their friends and family. The fourth … Read entire article »

Filed under: entertainment, Events, Health, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Special Needs Children, Swimming, Toddlers

Guidecraft Sensory Educational Toys (Giveaway!)

Guidecraft Sensory Educational Toys (Giveaway!)

You may know by now that Guidecraft makes fun learning toys for home and educational toys and furniture for the classroom. Many of their products are also accessible and helpful for children with disabilities. The two items I am sharing this month are ones that are fun for typically developing children but take on a whole other dimension when they are used for occupational therapy with children with special needs. Rocking back and forth feels good–that’s why … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Developmental Toys, Featured, Toys (12-24 M), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

Toy Therapy: Automoblox for Children with Autism

Toy Therapy: Automoblox for Children with Autism

We love when innovative products, responsible companies, and good causes come together. Automoblox mix-and-match cars are fun for any kid and they can deliver big play-therapy benefits for children with special needs. These heirloom quality cars encourage creative problem solving, visio-spatial processing and the development of fine motor skills–plus they are just good, old-fashioned fun.  Kids who have difficulty communicating may open up as they discuss their designs. Joe Barrett, CEO of Automoblox explains, “We hope this campaign … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)