Lekotek Releases Its First
AblePlayâ„˘ Toy Guide for Children of All Abilities
Chicago, Ill. (Dec. 8, 2016) â€” Experts in helping children with disabilities learn key life skills through therapeutic play, Lekotek has just released its first AblePlayâ„˘ Toy Guide. The guide is a unique resource that evaluates a variety of toys and explains how each can help develop important skills that all childrenâ€”but particularly those with disabilitiesâ€”need in order to grow and learn.
Just in time for holiday shopping, the guide, which includes information on more than 50 toys, is free and currently available online at www.Lekotek.org. Every toy in the guide is accessible and appropriate for all children. While the guide is being launched during the holiday season, it is designed as a reference that can be used throughout the year.
â€śThis is the definitive guide for parents, grandparents, professionals, or anyone seeking to purchase toys for children of all abilities,â€ť said Kathy Lavin, Executive Director, Lekotek. â€śThe guide features AblePlayâ„˘ approved products as well as AblePlayâ„˘ Play Ideas so that the benefits of play are maximized. As a parent of a child with special needs, I believe that this guide supports any familyâ€™s desire to play together with much joy and laughter.â€ť
A key to Lekotekâ€™s success is its emphasis on bringing the whole family together to enjoy the many benefits of play. This new guide will help make that all-important family time even more fun by showcasing toys that will appeal to all ages and all abilities.
Lekotek is a division of Anixter Center. For more information about Lekotek or to access the AblePlayâ„˘ Toy Guide, go to www.Lekotek.org.
About Anixter Center
Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Chicago serving children, teens and adults with disabilities. Through more than 30 programs at dozens of locations across the greater Chicago area and the country, Anixter Center touches the lives of more than 8,000 individuals annually through residential, employment, therapy, educational and community support services. To learn more, please visit www.Anixter.org.