As one of the top online toy retailers, we have access to unprecendented quantities of product review data. One of the key ways that we use this data is by associating our products to the specific ages and genders of the kids who are playing with them. Whereas most retailers must rely upon manufacturer suggested ages (i.e. 3+), we take actual customer usage and share it with you here so that you can choose the perfect toy or game.
But how does this help me? You can use these graphs as a general measure of it's appropriateness for a given age and gender. While this information is generally accurate, it should not be used as an absolute answer. For instance, many dinosaur toys are purchased for boys, however, that doesn't mean that it's inappropriate for a girl who happens to like dinosaurs.
NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 3 years of age.
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Alzheimer's,
"My wife works in a extended care facility . We purchase toys to assist the residents with manual dexterity and mental stimulation . On a scale of 1 to 10 , this toy is about a 7 for being popular with the residents ."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: ADD/ADHD
"Even the children in the classroom that do not have special needs were interested in the toy. It holds their attention and stimulates their thinking. The special needs child was able to stay still for a few minutes and quiet down as well while playing with the toy. "
Identified Special Needs Challenges: ADD/ADHD,
Sensory Integration Disorder
"Great for kids who need a quiet motor activity to keep their bodies still while listening to an adult - or some other boring activity."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Cerebral Palsy
"I believe that this would be perfect for an autistic child or a child with cerebal palsy that is not as severe as our grand daughter's case. We think someone should invent the same exact toy with magnetic qualities so that children like our grand daughter can just put them together in different ways, rather than trying to link them together. Can also be used to teach the concept of round, ball, etc. and for the primary colors.
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Developmental Delay,
"Both of the children love brightly colored objects and BALLS are always a favorite both of them are drawn toward."
We have seven granchildren , ages 6-11 . One plays with it all the time .. others less so .My wife works in a extended care facility . We purchase toys to assist the residents with manual dexterity and mental stimulation . On a scale of 1 to 10 , this toy is about a 7 for being popular with the residents .
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