When my boys were younger, they rarely played with toys that you would typically find at large retail stores.  With the help of therapists and teachers, I was guided towards websites which sold toys and books geared specifically towards children with special needs.  These educational products and learning resources truly made a difference in the way my children learned and played at an early age.  Even though my boys’ play skills have developed significantly as the years went on, I continue to purchase products through these sites.   

These are my favorite companies!  What’s yours???

 

"Brain Quest is America’s #1 educational bestseller, with more than 45 million copies in print. Curriculum-based, but infused with a spirit of fun, it’s loved by kids, trusted by parents, and used and recommended by teachers because it works – and entertains, too."

"ThinkFun is the world’s leader in addictively fun games that stretch and sharpen your mind. From lighting up young minds to creating fun for the whole family, our innovative games make you think while they make you smile."

"At Newmark Learning, we know that school teachers, parents, and home schoolers have many kinds of learners to support. That's why our number one goal is to bring you tools and strategies that are easy to use, reflect Common Core and state curriculum standards, and are based on research-proven instructional strategies."

"Kaplan Early Learning Company provides high-quality educational products and resources for children from birth through 6th grade."

"Large selection of toys and therapy products for children with special needs like ADHD, autism, or sensory processing disorders."

"Teachers Pay Teachers is the go-to platform created by teachers, for teachers to access the community, content, and tools they need to teach at their best."  FYI... parents can use this site as well!!!

"Your one-stop teacher supply store, Lakeshore offers a huge range of teaching resources and classroom decor, plus high-quality classroom furniture, hands-on learning products and so much more!"

"For more than 60 years, we have been committed to providing educational products and toys that inspire learning, creativity, and fun for children."

"eSpecial Needs is the premier provider of adaptive equipment and therapy products including special needs strollers, toys, clothing, furniture and learning tools."

"We are the toy experts. Our mission is to enrich families and provide "A Smarter Way to Play" by inspiring creativity and sparking curiosity. We design and curate world-class toys and games, while providing an extraordinary customer experience."

At Carson Dellosa Education, we believe that children learn everywhere—sometimes in the most unexpected ways. Whether on-the-go, in the classroom, or at the kitchen table, our high-quality and affordable solutions are all about capturing life’s many learning moments. "

"Different Roads to Learning is your one-stop shop for autism spectrum resources and teaching materials! With over 600 products, our carefully curated product line supports the social, academic and communicative development of children on the autism spectrum through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Verbal Behavior interventions."

"Super Duper Publications creates, develops, publishes, and sells K-12 supplemental educational materials; RTI programs; e-Learning software; mobile applications; interactive software; assessments; print books, games, card decks and magnetics; equipment; and supplies."

"The Learning Journey has been designing and manufacturing an exclusive line of award-winning children's interactive educational products. All products at The Learning Journey encourage learning and develop confidence as they enhance a child's potential. All products build on the skills necessary for children to be prepared for school and beyond."