Inclusive Toys We Love

By Elena Epstein

  • All the Feels

    Roll a frown, then turn it upside-down with Soft Foam Emoji Cubes ($9.99, www.amazon.com, ages 3+). Two dice-style cubes are adorned with 12 different faces depicting common feelings and emotions. Two more cubes are filled with prompts and questions designed to get kids talking.

  • Doggone Fun

    Develop language, fine motor and math skills by helping this fuzzy dog find the bones he has hidden in his doghouse. Ruff’s House Teaching Tactile Set ($29.99, www.amazon.com, ages 3+) includes 20 textured bones made out of rubber or cloth.

  • Gear Up

    Primary Science Gears! Gears! Gears! Machines in Motion ($39.99, www.amazon.com, ages 4+) lets kids engineer their own creative and open-ended activities by building unique, interactive machines and vehicles. The set includes 112 pieces.

  • Easy as Pie

    This Super Sorting Pie ($29.99, www.amazon.com, ages 3+) teaches number skills, colors and fruit shapes. The sorting cards fit into the bottom of the pan to provide visual cues that support student success. The top crust becomes a bowl to conveniently hold counters. Jumbo tweezers reinforce fine motor skills.

  • Accessorize with Style

    Inclusive accessories from American Girl include the Berry Wheelchair ($38, www.americangirl.com, ages 8+) featuring an Inner Star graphic on the seat back, wheels that turn, adjustable footrests and a side pocket to hold necessities. Also available are hearing aids and a service-dog set. Can be used with any 18-inch doll.

From wheelchairs and hearing aids for dolls to fun sensory, sorting and emoji toys, these products make playtime fun for kids of all abilities.

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