It's that time of year, and if you're like us you won't even know where to begin with the dreaded Christmas shopping..... which is why we have put together our favourite 5 gifts for neurodiverse children (along with a description, the price AND where to find them. You are welcome!). Happy shopping!
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Rory's Story Cubes
We are a big fan of these genius little story cubes - providing children with the opportunity to use their imagination and creativity to their heart's content and allowing them to create incredible stories and adventures.........without a pen or paper in sight!
You can buy it here: https://www.waterstones.com/product/rorys-story-cubes-original/0837654603970
2. Sensooli Sensory Fidget Bundle
We love this collection of classic sensory fidgets.... from stress balls to classic fidgets there is something for all of the senses, and at an amazing price too!
You can buy it here: https://sensooli.com/product/12-item-sensory-fidget-bundle/
3. Pods Play Sensory Tent
This one comes with a fairly hefty price tag, but we love it nonetheless. These gorgeous sensory pods create an innovative sensory space, providing a calming environment. They come in a range of themes as well, so your child can enjoy imaginative play somewhere they feel safe and relaxed. Sensory lighting, wireless speakers and interchangeable graphics, these pods have it all - and they pack down and inflate in just 40 seconds, so you can take them with you wherever you go!
Price: From £850.00
You can buy it here: www.podsplay.com
4. My Mood Stars
We love this simple but brilliant gift, which allows children to show and acknowledge their feelings, without the pressure of having to talk about them. They are a brilliant resource which help children with their emotional well-being and mental health. Not only that, they're super cuddly and cute!
Price: from £5.99
You can buy it here: https://www.wendywoo.uk/shop/
5. Shine Books
And coming in at number 5, is the wonderfully inclusive series of children's stories from Shine Books (come on, how could we not?!). Providing children with relatable characters and normalising a range of conditions, these fun and enjoyable stories raise awareness in an informal and sensitive way. They are written in dyslexic friendly font, and we challenge you not to fall in love with the characters!
Price: from £6.99
You can buy it here: www.shine-books.com/books
So there you have it....a little helping hand for your Christmas shopping - we hope it helps!