Happy Holidays! We are back with our 2023 edition 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 with writing and/or composition skills while they are having so much fun, they don't even realize it!
Kanoodle - Good for problem solving skills and fine motor coordination, this top seller is fun anytime, but also great for travel or killing time in a waiting room. Small enough to make a great stocking stuffer and appropriate for age 8 to adults.
Clip Speaker - These waterproof clip-on speakers come in tons of colors, clip onto backpacks, and travel well. Great for listening to books for school on Audible as well as for all types of music. (Plus there are excellent Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals on these speakers!) Great for any age.
Barbie Fashion Plates - Barbie-mania has been back in fashion since the 2023 movie release. These fashion plates are a throw-back for many parents and provide coloring fun (and consequently fine-motor and drawing skills) and an intro to fashion design for a whole new generation. Barbie lovers should also check out this fun coloring book of Barbies through many generations.
Beats Solo3 with Microphone by Dr. Dre - There are great deals ($99) for the holidays on these trendy bluetooth headphones. 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:
Warm Stuffed Animals - Weighted for additional sensory input and safe to be put in the microwave (or freezer) for additional comfort, these friends make a great holiday surprise. Choose from many winter styles:
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.
Many classic games are great for motor skills - check out these suggestions!
Lite-Brite Classic is a hall of fame winning motor skills toy that involves putting pegs onto the light board. Be sure to get some fun refill patterns too for hours of entertainment. Also available in new styles such as:
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.
Plus, Don't Forget:
While you are shopping, you can also pick up a copy of our first book, just released this year, Dysgraphia IEPs!
Good luck shopping and we wish you a joyous holiday season!
The Dysgraphia Life team
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