Published on September 3rd, 2014 | by Home and Family0
Children with Autism Want to Play Too
Children with autism like to play and learn just like all children. The difference is, children with autism play and learn in a different way than other children, and as such, they sometimes require some special accommodations or toys to make their experience easier and more enjoyable.
Autistic children often struggle with communication and social interaction, so many activities for autistic children are designed to help them in these areas, encouraging communication and interaction with family and other children.
Many autistic children also have sensory issues, which means they are more or less sensitive than normal to different sensory stimuli. Toys like weighted blankets, sensory balls, and cocoon swings help children with autism feel more comfortable.
Many children will autism will do fine in a regular setting, with a few slight modifications. For example, some autistic children will thrive in a classroom setting, as long as they have some sort of toy to fiddle with while they listen. Parents can take their autistic child to dinner, as long as they remember to bring a weighted blanket to lay over his lap and keep him calm during the meal.
Autistic children sometimes struggle with everyday situations and interactions, so it’s important to make sure that they are especially able to enjoy their play and relaxation time. With the right tools, it’s even possible to make social situations more comfortable for them. Get more here. Read more.