11.21.2010

Checkin' it Twice

I usually like to have all my Christmas shopping done by the time Thanksgiving rolls around. This year we're leaving for over 2-weeks the day after Thanksgiving, so I have to have all the presents bought AND wrapped AND the house all decorated before we leave because when we get back it will be full-fledged Christmastime and no time for the details. Anyway, I was double-checking our list and getting stuff wrapped tonight. I decided to share Chloe's gift list in case any other special needs parents are seeking sensory/therapy ideas or things that just relate to our special kiddos. So here ya go! (images are linked to where I purchased them, if you're interested)....


For the bus:
I always hook little toys to Chloe's wheelchair tray for her to play with while she's on the bus. I thought these two rattles would be fun (and not too expensive if they get lost)....


Shake & Chime Ducky Ball

For the car: Poor Chloe has had the same toys dangling in front of her in the car seat pretty much since she was born. She is SO bored with them! But she isn't interested in movies yet, so I found these couple of things that I'm crossing my fingers she'll like!....
Musical Nature Stroll

We're going to try hooking this on the seat in front of her so when she kicks it will make music. If she likes it at all, she'll LOVE it, so here's hoping it's a hit!....



Just because - some cute stuff to give Chloe PRIDE in who she is!....




Heart Wheelchair Silly Band Bracelets


For Therapy: We use sensory toys, music, etc. to motivate Chloe and keep her going while we do stretches, tummy time and therapy. These toys looked like the type of thing Chloe likes and were reasonably priced. Again, I'm just crossing my fingers that they will work!....


Curiosity Cube


For Grammy's House: My mom was saying that she wished we could find something that Chloe could lay on and kick to make music. So I looked online and found this piano that is meant to be danced on to make music, but we think kicking will have the same effect! If it works like we think it will, Chloe is going to LOVE this (thanks to Grammy!).....



I'm still open to other ideas. If I can find anything that might help entertain and/or motivate Chloe, then I'm open to it. So if you have ideas to share, please feel free!!!

5 comments:

MrsFought said...

Thank you soooo very much!! I have been struggling with what to get Matthew for Christmas. Autumn is a little easier with her needs being purely physical, but Matthew is so hard to buy for. I have already purchased the space blankets thanks to you!!! I am totally getting the piano! You rock!!!

The Pachuilo Family said...

Tara, what great ideas! All those toys look like so much fun, I am sure Chloe will love them.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and tell everyone hi for us.

Kelly Deneen said...

The kicking piano toys seem great!! You are such a good mom. :)

Jean said...

those are such great ideas! My special needs sister is turning 21 this December, and thinking up gift ideas over the past years has been a challenge of sorts. What do you give the girl who has every barney and sing-a-long songs video, every book, and every toy, but can't walk, grip, or control her body? I found this website that personalizes books, and my sister loves to have books read to her, so I'm going with that this year. It's at bookbyyou.com. Anywho, hope you all have a great Thanksgiving! thanks for letting me share :)

Kristina said...

Cute list :-) I did share some gifts on my blog that Emma received for her birthday and I think a few of them (turtle light, remote control car, crawler) might be right up Chloe's alley if any other relatives are looking for more ideas. Her birthday was Oct. 1st, so the post is right around then.

For Emma this year we got her a FurReal Go Go My walking pup, a Barbie with her own horse that the barbie can go on the horse and you can push a button on the horse and he walks off with Barbie, and a Cinderella dress. I think she'll like them all :-) I am also considering a custom CD -JustMe!Music custom CD that you can get online or at the kiosk of our local mall - of the princess tea party. It's a really fun CD - the guy let us hear a sample at the mall and Julia fell in love.

Enjoy your trip!