'Include' your child!
Why are there special needs dolls and accessories?
If you put a doll in a doll's wheelchair, does it get loved any less?
Is a Down Syndrome Doll loved any less?
Children 'get this,' without being told.
"I love my special needs doll just like my Mommy and Daddy loves me."
It really is that simple... and that profound.
So no, you don't need a special needs doll, or a doll's wheelchair, or a doll's guide dog... but isn't it nice that you can?
The multiple award winning Skwish™ is what is called a 'manipulative toy.'
Special Needs Dolls and Special Needs Doll Accessories
Activity Toys and Gifts for Special Needs Children
StinkyKids© Dolls fit Wheelchairs and Walkers
Animated and Musical Toys ♫ - Fascinates & Stimulates!
Do I really need 'special toys?'
Of course not, but research does emphasize the importance of play for all children.
They learn through role-play - Down Syndrome dolls teach nurturing skills - giving instead of receiving - caring for something outside of themselves, and additional benefits like: Imagination and Creativity, Storytelling and Language skills. Self-esteem.
For children with disabilities, our soft balls help alleviate 'fear of the ball.' And the Good Nite Lite? You won't believe how much better the whole family sleeps when your children learn 'when to go to bed,' and 'when they can get up!'
So no, you don't need developmental toys. But we chose them for you because they offer so many great benefits for your children. They help teach Cause and Effect, stimulate tactile, auditory and visual skills. Sorting - Grasping - Color Matching, etc. And most of our Learn-to-dress and other soft developmental toys also combine skills like: dressing skills, color differentiation and fine motor skills; many even have a little pocket for a reward!
When you live in a small town...
Addie and I live in a small town in a rural area in Upstate New York. Wal-mart and Target are 'reachable,' but they don't carry anything like our Down Syndrome Dolls or toys for children with special needs. So if you're in the same boat... take a moment to browse through these special needs learning toys.
This year we found a new line of dolls called StinkyKids that we liked because they fit for our toy wheelchair, toy guide dog and toy walker and come in different ethnicities.
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Many children miss vital opportunities when developmental delays are not identified early enough.
Our learn-to-dress dolls and other activity toys can help parents and educators screen and evaluate
autism, intellectual disabilities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders among others
with our colorful, fun and non-threatening early educational learning dolls
For no special needs reason, simply because;
They know these characters, and they love these characters.
How important are dolls to the well being of your children? And should those dolls be 'normal' dolls, or should you buy your children special needs dolls or down syndrome dolls?
Our Down Syndrome dolls were designed with both the approval and continuous consultation with many of the major organizations that work with our children. The working samples and design changes were repeatedly sent back and forth from the design studio, the manufacturer and these national organizations until everyone agreed that they were as good as 'cloth and stuffing' could be!
While shopping on our site we remind you to please don't pre-judge -- look at these dolls through your child's eyes. They don't care about colors or shapes or 'accuracy.' What they see is simply a doll to love.
You know, we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Parents occasionally use it; children - never!
Already have dolls?
Of course you don't have to buy our disability dolls, you can buy just our doll wheelchair and /or our doll guide dog and use your own dolls or toys for a special needs child.
Our toys for special needs children do have the advantage of being the right size for each other; our DS dolls are completely machine wash and dry. Our disability doll's wheelchair and disability guide dog doll will also fit many of our African American baby dolls, Asian baby dolls and Hispanic baby dolls throughout the rest of this site.