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Choosing toys for children with autism

Super Yummy teether
Super Yummy teether
Taken by Dina Vargas

Discovery Toys are designed to target the most commonly shared learning difficulties for children with autism.  Every toy in the catalog has an Autism Symbol that corresponds with the specific learning each toy supports.  These include toys to develop independent play with some limited instruction, toys that promote sustained engagement and toys that build skills for cooperative play.

Others are toys that create opportunities for children to talk about their play experience, toys with obvious completion criteria and toys that encourage pretend play.  Go to to see the catalog and get more tips on how to choose the right toys. 

Music , research shows, has a beneficial effect on children's brains.  Reading aloud is one of the best things you can do to insure your child grows intellectually, creatively, socially and emotionally.  The toy pictured with this article is an exclusive.  Tiny fingers love turning the teether so the mouth can explore all five uniquely textured heads.