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PrincessO

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Hi I was just wondering if some of you could give me some ideas for gifts for my nephew, he is in a wheel chair but can shuffle about on the floor on his bum, no speech but can communicate in other ways, is fed through his Micky button, we just find it hard to get suitable gifts for Christmas and birthdays. He will be 6 at end of year. TIA

13 October 2014 10:52 PM # 1

Healing Heart

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This group assists with special needs gift ideas each year
https://www.facebook.com/groups/193089027492954/
And it’s a place where everyone is welcome

Since he loves to scoot, he may really enjoy toys that he can engage or interact with on the floor.  Do you mind me asking if you are UK or US based and then I’ll be able to recommend some toys that might work out well for your location?

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14 October 2014 10:01 AM # 2

PrincessO

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Hi
We are in the uk thanks :)

14 October 2014 03:46 PM # 3

Healing Heart

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PrincessO - 14 October 2014 10:01 AM

Hi
We are in the uk thanks :)

Although a bit expensive, the Zoomer Series are very popular this year for children who are able to sit independently but have limited mobility.  Comes in a Dino and Dog version:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zoomer-6022356-Dino-Boomer/dp/B00JLDGLAU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413297598&sr=8-1&keywords=zoom+dino

Bright Starts also has a collection of different balls that will roll around and come back to you which he may love if he likes to scoot and chase things around: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bright-Starts-Having-Bumble-Yellow/dp/B005KBZKOK/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1413297697&sr=8-8&keywords=bright+starts+ball

Pull back cars are also a great choice, they come in smaller versions that would be good for stocking stuffers or bigger versions if he has trouble holding onto objects and needs a bigger car to play with: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mini-Pull-Back-Race-Cars/dp/B00A2TCRJQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413297846&sr=8-1&keywords=pull+back+cars

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Disney-Pixar-Cars-Racer-Gorvette/dp/B004O6M40U/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1413297846&sr=8-4&keywords=pull+back+cars

Hope some of those ideas might work ;)

 

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16 October 2014 10:18 PM # 4

Supermum

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Some really good ideas there, the pull back cars are always a hit with boys and sometimes girls too.
Another great idea would be some floor art.

Tomy Aquadoodle Classic Drawing Toy https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001F7AF4I/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_zwdqub1N0M9SN

17 October 2014 04:59 PM # 5

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I just discovered this set of recordable buttons.  You can record different messages in them. I like to use two to record two different choices (ie: “i want to swim” and “i want to swing”) then give my nonverbal child the opportunity to choose which activity she wants to do by pushing the correct button.  They activate really easily and are inexpensive.
http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Resources-Talk-Point-Set/dp/B004QU3S3G

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