Craftsmen adapt traditional toys to kids with special needsby Beatrice Credi - 2016.12.13
Now, you can be 100% sure that your little one with a disability gets exactly what he/she asked for from Santa Claus, by letter, of course. Thanks to the special laboratory set up by the British association, MERU, all wishes can come true this year. Just imagine a huge warehouse filled with all of the classic toys and those that are the latest rage this year, from bicycles to videogames, and now think of them modified for kids with handicaps. “Learning starts with playing with toys – these expert craftsmen are quick to point out - but, for for these kids, traditionally mass-produced toys are often difficult to manage”. That's why these toys have really large buttons for turning things on or off, rounded forms, and easy to change mecchanical parts. Nothing left to chance. And other than the cost of the materials used for adapting the toy, there are no other additional charges. Mom, dad, and grandparents need only purchase the item that their little one has been dreaming about, coordinate the modifications, and wait for the metamorphosis to take place.
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