Updated: Dec 12, 2022
It's Black Friday and time for our annual list of fun and festive holiday gifts for people with writing difficulties. No matter what holiday you may celebrate, all of our suggestions are items that that could help someone out while they are having so much fun, they don't even realize it!
Tech Deck - Popular once again, Teck Deck finger skateboarding toys use finger strength and motor coordination, plus they can double as a fidget toy - how could you go wrong?
Beats by Dr. Dre - There are great deals on these trendy bluetooth headphones for the holidays. They have all the capability of voice-to-text, audiobooks, and other school/work applications while still being plenty cool for your gamer or music lovers.
Best sellers from past years:
SHASHIBO Shape Shifting Box - A bestselling fidget toy, Shashibo expands to make over 70 shapes (more with multiple boxes). Good for kids, teens, and adults - let their creativity run wild while occupying their hands.
Thinking Putty is longtime favorite of ours and a past top-seller. The small tins of holiday putty makes a great Christmas stocking stuffer. We love putty for increasing hand strength - there are even types that encouraging digging for surprises. Plus, kids love playing with it and all the fun theme options such as Intergalactic color-changing putty.
New books from dysgraphic authors:
Starlight Jewel is a new fantasy novel by E. L. Lyons geared for teen or adult readers. The first book in the series, we are thrilled to see it is getting great reviews. Also check out our spotlight piece on the author and her inspiring story.
This Llama Can Write is a new children's book by Patty DeDurr that talks about the importance of assistive technology. Patty spoke on Dysgraphia Awareness Day and is determined to help reduce stigma surrounding neurodivergency by increasing representation in books. So share the book with kids you know, spread dysgraphia awareness, and help support her mission!
Audible Gift Membership - Listening to books improves vocabulary and comprehension without any stress about reading and writing. Audible is running a deal for $5.95 a month for 4 months and you can also gift subscriptions.
Many classic games are great for motor skills - check out these suggestions!
Operation - Check out all the latest versions of the classic game. All of them develop hand strength and fine motor skills while using tweezers and they now come in themes everyone will love. Fun, newer themes include the Mandalorian.
Good luck shopping and we wish you a joyous holiday season!
The Dysgraphia Life team
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