April is Autism Awareness Month so we’ve compiled some new learning toys that’ll help children on the spectrum with developmental goals and skills, including shape recognition, communication, time management and more.
Count & Color Choo Choo
Send number, color, and shape recognition skills chugging down the tracks. Driven by a friendly conductor figure that plugs right into the engine, this fun interactive train set pulls a load of learning lessons thanks to its cargo of removable blocks that come in different numbers, shapes, and colors. Ages 2 and older. $24.99, learningresources.com
Good Job Reward Chart
Help kids develop, track, and earn rewards for their responsibilities and good behaviors with the Good Job Reward Chart. The customizable magnetic chart features magnetic tiles and stickers corresponding to common household tasks, from “Make the Bed” and “Help with Dinner” to “Do Homework” and “Brush Your Teeth.”
Ages 3 and older. $24.99, learningresources.com
Kids on Stage
The Charades Game for Kids. This game is popular with parents because it is good for early childhood development. This game is great for building communication, social, and creative thinking skills. No reading required.
Ages 3 and older. $19.99, target.com
Kullerbu Police Chase
Wooden ball with scruffy burglar character with one eye patch and a frown on his face is being chased by the blue push-and-go momentum-powered police car. The set offers a city at night backdrop that easily clicks onto the track complete with a police dog character.
Ages 2 and older. $59.99, habausa.com
Time Tracker Visual Timer & Clock
This unique timer’s light and sound cues help to keep everyone on track. It allows quick programming of three colored lights (red, yellow, and green) that alert children to the time remaining.
Ages 3 and older. $39.99, amazon.com