The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day: Awesome Games and Crafts to Master Your Moods, Boost Focus, Hack Mealtimes and Help Grownups Understand Why You Do the Things You Do
If you can only invest in one of the books on this list, this is the one to buy. Written by Dayna Abraham of Lemon Lime Adventures, this book is a lot more than just a collection of fun activities you can do at home with your kids. A teacher, writer, and mother of a child with sensory challenges, Dayna’s book is loaded with sensory-rich projects kids can do at home to help them better understand their emotions and become their own problem-solvers while also giving the adults in their lives a chance to see things through their kids’ eyes!
Sensory Processing 101
When I find a book I like, I tend to buy all of the other books written by the same author, and that’s exactly what I did with this book. Dayna Abraham teamed up with 3 other amazing women – Claire Heffron, Pamela Braley, and Lauren Drobnjak – to create this set of books to help explain sensory processing, provide you with fun activities you can do at home to help support the development of each of your child’s sensory systems, as well as collection of sensory resources to help you out. If your child struggles with sensory processing challenges, this set is a must buy!
101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorders
While kids with special needs can benefit and enjoy a lot of the same activities as their neurotypical peers, it’s nice to have a list of ideas on hand that are specifically designed to help child with specific challenges. If your child is on the autism spectrum and/or struggles with sensory processing difficulties, this activity book is one to add to your library!
101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever!: The Entertainment Solution for Parents, Relatives %26 Babysitters!
Kids Activities Blog has been my go-to place for kids activities for years, and when I learned Holly Homer and Rachel Miller (the women behind the blog) had partnered together to create this book, I knew I needed to get my hands on a copy. Of course, the activities in this book aren’t designed specifically for kids with special needs, but with things like edible play dough and creating a balance beam obstacle course, your child will still benefit from most, if not all, of the activities in this book!
The Autism Activities Handbook: Activities to Help Kids Communicate, Make Friends, and Learn Life Skills
Another book specifically designed to help kids on the autism spectrum, this one is filled with more than 30 games and activities to help children on the spectrum learn different developmental skills like following directions, interacting with peers, developing social skills, and improving their communication and language skills.