In a few weeks our relatives and close friends will start asking "What should we get Matthew for his birthday?".
Like any Mom I'd love to say "He does NOT need any toys!".
While I know that is not fair to Matt, I also know that no one will listen.
I know that I will have to explain that toys that are directed towards Matthew's chronological age are most likely not suitable.
For children with a delay it's often best to get toys that best suit their capabilities.
Though a lot of times this means Matty gets baby toys there are new options out there.
Next time you're in the toy aisle take a look around. More and more toys are advertising that they are great for sensory play or developing fine motor skills.
Which makes this Momma very happy.
I know now-a-days there are toy stores that are strictly educational, but they are not always the affordable option.
Never underestimate your local super store. Not only will your wallet thank you but if and when the toy is broken there's less guilt.
Are you a working special needs parent?