Access to Play and Learning: Selecting and Adapting Toys and Games

Many commercially available off the shelf toys and games are accessible to children who have disabilities, and others can be easily and inexpensively adapted to make them more accessible to children. An adapted toy can provide children with disabilities the same play opportunities available to other children. Adaptations can include making physical modifications to the toy, simplifying the rules of the game, and setting up the play environment and activities to provide additional ways to use the toys and provide more learning opportunities.

This article provides tips and ideas on how to adapt toys as well as links to other related resources.

Publication Date: 
2013
Sponsor: 
Microsoft Corporation