AN ANNUAL PASS OR EXPERIENCE
LOW BASKETBALL HOOP
We have always strived to give BJ opportunities at having success with what he does. Although this may be considered an easy hoop it gave BJ a lot of joy. He needed to use two hands in the early days and was thrilled to get the ball through the hoop. Whoever was playing with him could throw theirs and stand further back to increase the difficulty for them.
SHAKE AND GO CARS
Many of the cars that do something have small buttons which BJ can’t manage. BJ could manage to shake a car so this worked well for him. They don’t require good fine motor. These cars have been available in all sorts of characters over the years including Cars and Toy Story.
ATTACHED SOCCER BALL
BJ has a good kick but obviously once he kicks a ball it is a struggle to keep chasing it. The attached soccer ball is secured with a string which is attached to a water filled plastic weight. This proved a good way of having the ball come back to him. Unfortunately we don’t still have it so no photo available.
CD PLAYER AND AUDIO BOOKS
PULL STRING WOODY FIGURE
NOUGHTS AND CROSSES OR TIC TAC TOE
GIANT CONNECT FOUR
I love the sensation of swinging but finding something for BJ was difficult. He couldn’t sit on a regular swing and this also has room for two people to sit beside him, making it social. We bought this one recently from Kmart in Australia for $79
LEAP FROG INTERACTIVE WORLD GLOBE
The last suggestion I will mention is a canvas print of a favourite photo. BJ loves photos of him doing an activity with family and he has several canvas prints in his room.
I love it when someone thinks of a gift for BJ without me being involved but I do understand it is hard for family and friends to know what to buy. If in doubt, ask the parent because it is better to do that than give a gift that proves frustrating.
These are merely gifts we have found work for BJ. You need to consider the child you are purchasing for and whether they are suitable for their age and ability.