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Top 10 Christmas gifts for children with Autism

So it is almost 7 weeks until Christmas Day!!! and while we try to contain our excitement here at Learning SPACE, our crew elves have been hard at work deciding on our Top 10 Christmas gifts for children with Autism.

Now we know there will be some kids that are working on their list for Santa already or you may be sitting down with your son or daughter over the next few weeks to work on the shortlist. Whatever your situation, we guarantee any of the gifts on our Top 10 list will keep your little ones entertained throughout the Christmas period, from our fluffy sensory toys to our weighted animals, to our tactile toys and lights. And yes, we’ve already checked with Santa and they CAN fit down the chimney.

So take a look at our top 10 Christmas gifts for children with Autism and let us know which ones will make your child’s list.

Warmies (Weighted animals)

Because everyone needs a hug from a warmie!!

The dark and cold weather can affect everyone and sometimes, all we want to do after a long day is cuddle up in front of the TV and relax. If this describes you, then a Warmie could be that perfect gift that has been missing from your Christmas stocking.

Whether your child is a fan of unicorns, dragons, monkeys, giraffes, puppies, monkeys, or if they want to add miss Jilly to their band of merry ragdolls, we have them all in stock here at Learning SPACE. They are safe to heat up and play with and can also work as birthday presents for your teenagers’ friends, or can help to relieve your aches and pains after a long day at work. marvellous (safe to heat up and play with) gifts for excited little girls and boys (see we told you…FUN for all the family). Each of our furry little friends are £12.99 each so visit our website today to make sure you don’t go a day longer without a warmie in your life.

Tommy the Tranquil Turtle

Next up, we’d like to introduce you to Tommy. Don’t be put off by his dozy demeanor, Tommy is actually working double-time. It’s our first product to combine both sight and sound features — projecting gentle underwater images and playing the soothing sounds of the sea. This comforting combination makes for a super serene sleep space. Among his many features, Tommy’s shell glows in relaxing Aquamarine colour, gives a choice of 2 melodies with 6 adjustable volume levels. He also has a 23 minute timer which ensures complete darkness and silence during child’s deep sleep, as recommended by paediatricians, and he has adjustable settings for brightness and movement create a fully controllable experience for various environments. You can purchase your own ‘Tommy the Tranquil Turtle” for only £49.99.

Frula & Enno (The Worry Eaters)

Children (and adults) often have fears, troubles and woes and don’t always tell their parents about them. So when your child doesn’t feel like they can talk to someone about their worries, they can tell Frula and Enno: the worry eaters.

Recommended by psychologists and teachers as your child’s own personal waste bin for problems. Children simply write or draw their troubles and feed them into the zip mouth of their Worry Eater.

Not that this solves all the problems straight away! The idea is that when a parent or carer finds the note or drawing, they can talk to their children about them. What’s more, Frula and Enno are nice and cuddly and can be your child’s best friend in both good times and bad. They’re also brilliant for eating nightmares – but don’t forget to supplement their diet with plenty of cuddles!

Why we LOVE them

Worry Eaters give comfort and reassurance. Get your own Frula and Enno today from £21.99.

Disco Dome Ball Speakers

Perfect for your festive party with the family, or for your child’s christmas party with his friends, this disco dome ball transforms any darkened room into a sensory space. Whether it’s Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Little Mix, Elton John or Snow Patrol, the choice of music can impact on the mood as well as the lighting of the disco dome ball. The speakers can also connect to your phone or movile device via Bluetooth (perfect if you already have a christmas playlist on your spotify)

Order your disco dome ball speakers today and get the party started!

Child’s Pop Up Dark Den Sensory Space

You may have recently seen our Learning SPACE cadet Ellen trying out our pop up dark den sensory space. If not, you can view it below (along with a demonstration of our moon beam)

The pop up den is designed to provide a safe and enclosed space where therapists and patients can engage in sensory exploration,.
The dark den can also work as a cool down spot for children who become easily overwhelmed by sensory stimuli. It offers a quiet, dark, enclosed space for the child to relax and have time to regulate their sensory system.

Easy to set up in your home, nursery or school classroom, get your pop up dark den today for only £69.99.

Fiddle & Think Original Jar

Described as ” the jar of toys for people that need movement in their life to help them perform at their best”, the ‘Fiddle & Think’ jar is crammed full of fiddle aides for the figdets and thinkers including:

  • Smiley Bendy Person,
  • Smiley Stress Ball,
  • Stretchy Smiley Man,
  • Lumpy Squidgy Ball,
  • Baby Hairy Mite,
  • Smiley Juggling Ball,
  • Mini Clay/Putty,
  • Mini Squeezy Duck
  • Tangle Jnr.

All of this and much more for only £16.99.

Atom Newtons Cradle

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction

Sir Isaac Newton

Named after the famous scientist Sir Isaac Newton, this executive toy perfectly demonstrates conservation of energy and momentum. Each ball is attached to opposite sides of the frame by equal length strings. Pull back and release one of the balls and let it swing back, creating a force that propagates through the other balls creating a hypnotic motion.

A fun and educational stocking filler for only £12.99.

Remote Control Illuminated Solar System

Give your children the opportunity to experience the wonders of the solar system this Christmas from the comfort of their own room.

Learn about the planets with this fascinating and educational toy which
includes 8 detailed colour planets rotating on three independent orbits around the sun and can easily be mounted to the ceiling. The illuminated sun also makes an attractive night light for your child at bedtime.

An impressive accessory for any room, you can order your remote control illuminated solar system today for only £29.99.

T Rex Projector & Room Guard

Who better to protect your child’s room than their very own T-Rex!!! Bring the dinosaur into your room with this T-rex shaped projector which has the ability to project 24 dinosaur images, featuring 18 different types of dinosaur.

A trembler alert makes your T rex roar when picked up and a motion sensor detects movement. Your child can also surprise their friends with 5 mighty roar sounds

At over 40cm long, the T rex also makes a fantastic room decoration, as well as a guard. Order yours today for £29.99.

‘Rainbow in a room’ sensory light projector

If T-rex isn’t for you, why not give your child their very own rainbow for their bedroom or sensory space!!

Fill your child’s space with rainbows through this enhancing lift projector, which uses multi-coloured LEDs to display rainbow colours on walls and ceilings in a darkened room. The projector has two illumination modes: instant or fade. The Auto shut-off feature saves battery life and the projector is the perfect christmas gift for your young children to use at parties and sleepovers, or for their own room as a night light to inspire sweet dreams. Get yours today for only £19.99.

There you have it: Our top 10 gifts for children with autism this Christmas. We hope this helps you and your family to start their christmas wishlists. If you need any advice on our range of toys and sensory products, you can contact us on our website, or via phone on 028 9031 9360
Let us know which gifts make your list by sharing your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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