Zoom Autism Magazine Issue 6 - Page 20

3 6 2 10 Sensory-Friendly Gifts UNDER $20 for Children and Adults 3 4 7 Finding the right gift for a family member or friend who has sensory challenges can be difficult! When you do find something, the cost of that gift can be disheartening! That 3 that can ofis why ZOOM put 4 together this fun list of 10 sensory -friendly gift ideas 8 fer therapeutic benefits and hours of enjoyment for both children and adults. The best part? They all cost under $20! 1 5 1 2 6 2 3 1 9 1 Newton’s Cradle Fridge Magnet This fun toy does more than just 2 demonstrate the laws of conservation of mass and energy. It also provides visual and tactile sensory3 output and has a very calming effect. The fact that it is a magnet means that it can be attached to 4 refrigerator, file cabinet or the even a school locker. $14.99 5 10 6 20 7 1 2 Thunder Tube This simple auditory sensory 1 is hand-held, so it also acts tool as3 a fidget. It has a simple, nonbattery-operated design, yet it is2addicting, and the sounds are 4 calming. $9.95 3 Spirograph 5 This toy provides creative fun that is wonderfully tactile and math4 ematical in its precision. $14.99 6 5 7 7 5 7 ZOOM Autism through Many Lenses 6 8 5 6 6 1 5 6 13 8 42 Thinking Putty Stretch, shape, bounce, tear, sculpt and even shatter this putty. Plus, it is53great for tactile, sensory-seeking individuals. It comes in many colors, and some even glow in the 6 or are heat sensitive for more 4 dark sensory fun. $9.99 9 7 57 Pin Art Offering a tactile sensation with the bonus of a visual copy, this 68 is so much fun! $7.99 gift 8 97 10 2 6 7 10 8 1 1 2 2 1 3 3 3 4 2 4 6 6 4 8 4 1 12 3 7 5 5 5 10 3 NOTE: ZOOM is neither endorsing nor being paid by the manufacturers of these companies or websites to promote these products. We encourage you to do your own research to see if items mentioned are right for you and your loved one. At the time that this article was written, the items listed below were under $20 at the links we include. That may have changed. A quick internet search of the products’ names should help you find the best deal. Happy shopping! 4 9 4 5 4 9 10 9 6 10 7 3 5 8 9 10 8 Intelex Cozy Therapy 10 Plush Animal This stuffed toy is fully micro9 wavable and scented with relaxing lavender to help aid a restful night’s sleep. $19.99 93 67 87 Laser Pegs® Light Up Construction Toys 6 Similar to Legos, these construc8 sets light up, offering both tion visual feedback and tactile stimu7 lation. Sets range from around 9 $11.99 and up. 82 5 4 6 5 4 6 5 7 3 2 43 2 4 6 Fun Sliders Carpet Skates Just strap them on your sneakers and take off. The vibration from 7 foot rubbing against the carpet the provides great sensory feedback. One size fits all, so adults can get in8 on the action too. $17.99 5 7 71 10 4 98 Lava Lamp Visual input that is slow and rhythmic like that in a lava lamp 10 9 provide calming, regulating can responses. $12.99 5 10 Expanding Mini Sphere The sphere expands from 5 inches to 12 inches with one easy motion, providing visual and tactile sensory fun. $14.95 6 10 ZOOM Autism through Many Lenses 21