AblePlay Blog

Sense-ational ASTRA Marketplace!

Posted on February 13, 2015

First of all thanks to all attendees of the Connect Children with Special Needs to Toys and Games on Your Shelves session in Nashville. I hope you’ve had a chance to download the handouts. I welcome any feedback, questions or input you might have on these materials. After the presentation, our focus went to checking out the products from manufacturers and looking for those that might develop special skills. We were not disappointed! One of the categories we felt was well represented in the products we saw was sensory play toys. What is sensory play? The simple answer is that it is play that allows children to focus, explore, engage, activate and possibly be delighted by their five senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste.

Stress Busters

Posted on January 16, 2015

The pressures of school can be tough on kids, especially those with special needs. Play can help children relax, recharge their batteries and take on new challenges.

Top 10 Toys for Spring

Posted on August 16, 2014

Spring is a time that offers both beautiful and rainy weather, so plan for both. Here are a few play products that will weather the season or make a rainy day inside more active. Bring on the toys and play for a springtime day!