Toys for All Ages and Needs

By: Rosemary Portera

Calming Toys

The Ultimate Fidget Set

10 Fidgets:

  • Tangle Therapy
  • Super Spaghetti Ball
  • Inside Out Ball
  • Squiggles Sensory Bracelet
  • Moody Face
  • Stretchy Frogs
  • Tactile Atom Ball
  • Koosh Ball
  • Bendy Man
  • Super Sticky Starfish

Isoflex Ball Hand Exerciser

  • Stress ball, hand exercise ball, or classroom fidget for elementary 
  • Stress relief or to keep hands busy

Tangle Therapy

  • Relieves stress through smooth  repetitive twisting
  • Research has shown the Tangle Therapy's size and range of motion also encourages fine motor development

Pencil Fidget Topper: Set of Three

  • Fingers stay busy as they listen and work

Aku Ring

  • Fidget for Stress

Popping Peepers: A Fun Squeeze Toy For Kids & Teens

  • Just squeeze and Watch their eyes pop out! This fun squeeze toy is great for relieving stress. use it as a distraction  toy to help with anxiety, anger or transitions for students with autism.

The Original Koosh Ball

  • This quiet fidget works great in the classroom to keep hands busy or to use as a squeeze ball

Tangle Jr.

  • Keeping hands busy and out of trouble in the classroom, on trips in the car, on a plane or anytime

Language & Social Skills Toys

Blunders Games

  • Positive social skills. Children 5 and up will learn about honesty, responsibility, table manners, school etiquette, telephone manners, respectfulness, kindness, how to give confident introductions and how a party guest and host should act.

Reverse Charades

  • Team is given 60 seconds to act out as many words as one person can guess.

Friendship Farm- Who is Being Friendly?

  • Build a social themed puzzle. The back of catch puzzle piece features a question designed to stimulate social conversation.

What's Yours Like? Game

  • Guess word and start describing it.

Toys for Preschool

Wooden Project Workbench

  • All wood constructions toy
  • Using the guide book or building something from their imagination
  • Features realistic looking tools, nuts, bolts and screws included with the workbench

Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Set

  • Imaginations with this massive bucket of vibrant, colorful gears
  • Opportunities to practice patterning and problem solving
  • Fun 3-D structures that whir and spin

60 Standard Unit Blocks

  • Creativity, fine motor, cognitive planning, emergent math skills

Funny Faces

  • Working on identifying and making facial expressions
  • Great for social and emotional exploration
  • To play kids try to match a face on the game board while the other players try to guess which face is being imitated

Alphabet Train Lacing Beads

  • Build fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, alphabet recognition, spelling
  • Cute railroad illustrations on each bead

Daisy Maxi

  • Fine motor skills and hand eye coordination while also learning about colors, matching, sorting

Feed the Woozle

  • Gross motor skills, dexterity, body awareness
  • Cooperative game,
  • Three levels

Doorbell House

  • Fine motor skills, teach cause and effect or encourage pretend play

Happy Giddy Tunnel

  • Gross motor skills as well as developing spatial awareness

Monster Bowling Game

  • Active play, eye-hand coordination, imaginative play, sensory play

Farm Sound Blocks

  • Cause and effect with the Farm Sounds
  • Matching the blocks to complete the animal picture

Vehicle Sound Blocks

  • Match the two parts

Big Red Rocket Room Light

  • Multi-sensory toy
  • Offers gently pulsing lights of the rocket along with the "white noise"
  • Calm down after a rough day

Wily's Wiggly Web

  • Cutting skills
  • Working together
  • Cooperative game-social skills building as well

Wood Pattern Blocks & Boards

  • Imagination
  • Teaching matching, colors and shapes, problem solving, patterning
  • Fine motor skills and eye - hand coordination

Magnetic Number Maze

  • Fine motor skills,
  • Counting and numbers with the Magnetic Number Maze

The Great Cheese Chase

  • Cooperative game
  • Social interaction

Sound Puzzles

  • Cause and effect
  • Matching
  • Hand-eye coordination, visual perception, fine motor skills

How Do You Feel Facial Expression Puzzle Game

  • Learn emotions
  • Visual discrimination skills
  • Game or puzzles
  • Explore occupations
  • Pretend play
  • Imaginative play
  • Story telling skills, develop fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination

Wooden Bear Family Dress-Up Puzzle

  • Fine motor skills, emotional exploration, hand eye coordination, imaginative play
  • Calming

Magnetic Wooden Bug Catching Game

  • Fine motor skills, eye hand coordination, turn taking, vocabulary

Color Blast

  • No mess
  • Great for traveling

Build An Inch-Worm

  • Sensory development. Great for building fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, problem solving skills

Vehicles Reusable Sticker Pad

  • Entertaining vehicle themed sticker pad is also Re-usable

Toys for Elementary

Blunders Game

  • Positive social skills
  • Children 5 and up will learn about honesty, responsibility, table manners, school etiquette, telephone manners, respectfulness, kindness and more

Reverse Charades

  • Team is given 60 seconds to act out as many words as one person can guess

Living Sands Small Set

  • Fun and unique material that children can play and be creative with
  • Unique tactile experience

What's Yours Like? Game

  • Guess Word and start describing it

Solar System In My Room

  • Calming visual effect for the bedroom

Consequences Board Game

  • Game of consequences is designed to help young children with a developmental age of three to six learn that actions and behaviors have consequences in a fun and relaxed environment

Find It on the Farm

  • Great for keeping kids occupied while traveling, in class or during down time

Story Speller

  • Story Speller is a simple game where players learn to tell and spell their own story
  • Helps kids develop their imagination, sequential thinking and language skills

Glow in the Dark Krypton Putty

  • Charge the Glow in a the Dark Krypton Putty up and it will glow like fun fine motor work out!

Speaking and Listening Board Games

  • This set of six social skills games will help your students learn to interaction with others
  • Work as a team
  • Listen to others and speak clearly
  • Designed to help students develop critical thinking skills, convey their ideas, and vocabulary

Temper Tamers In a Jar

  • A jar of ideas to help calm and control your temper and express your feeling in positive ways. Include finding a calm place sharing about times when you feel angry, acting out situations that can cause anger and brain storming positive outcomes


  • Kids will have hours of motor fund tossing, kicking, bowling, and throwing with Boochie!

Liquid Timer

  • Relaxing and incredibly visual, this approximately one minute timer is a great gift for those who are visually oriented

Jeliku Three Dimensional

  • Your fingers and mind will become instantly engaged with the Jeliku
  • Awesome fidget
  • Endless designs and shapes
  • Keeps fingers busy

Kanoodle: a fun visual game

  • Kanoodle is a highly visual three dimensional puzzle game
  • Kids use a variety of interconnected spheres to duplicate structures in their Kannodle book
  • These structures move from very simple to highly complex

Toys for Tweens, Teens & Adults

Vision Motion Lamp

  • This visually calming lamp features floating balls of wax against a reflective mirror creating the illusion of several tubes of a floating balls

Relationality: Learn all About Relationships

  • Relationality is a research-based board game designed to help teens and adults explore the many different aspects of healthy relationships

Gallop Lamp

  • This lamp also works well for calming areas
  • Turn on the lamp and watch various animals come to life as the lamp gently rotates

Super Sized Light Doodler

  • Highly visual kids and teens love the Super Size Light Doodler
  • Using the controls you can create your own light show

Playable ART Ball-Colored

  • The incredible Playable Art Ball twists and moves smoothly to create a wide variety of designs and shapes

Archiquest Classical & European Architecture

  • This unique architectural building system is sure to challenge the creative mind with endless design possibilities and open ended, imaginative play

Reverse Charades

  • Reverse Charades is a team version of the classic charades games
  • Each team is given 60 seconds to act out as many words as one person can guess
  • Great for kids who need team to work with as they explore pretend play and non-verbal cues

Chill Skills In a Jar: Anger Management

  • Helps teens learn healthy ways to work through anger
  • Promotes group discussions
  • Use cards to learn calming strategies for tense or difficult situations
  • What would you do? Tip cards; Share cards; Act it out cards

Flowing Sand Panel: Calming & Relaxing

  • Sturdy construction
  • Helps overstimulated students relax
  • Use it as a visual timer to help students transition out of a relaxing area and back into the learning environment

Social Fortune or Social Fate

  • Teach teens how their behaviors affect the way others feel about them and treat them, which ultimately effects how they feel about themselves
  • Teens explore 10 social scenarios through the lens of Social Fortune visually illustrating how social situations can change quickly based on how someone responds to the situation

Tangle Museum Chrome

  • Kids and teens will instantly become immersed in the kinetic experience of moving the extra large pieces of this tangle into a variety of shapes

FAU CARD serves a five-county region including Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties, and is one of the seven regional centers across the state of Florida.  FAU CARD provides expert consultation, support, and training, at no charge, to families and professionals who have or are working with individuals with ASD.  Contact FAU CARD at 561-297-2055 or for more information.