Font Size decrease font size increase font size E-mail

Resources...Information Packets

Lekotek provides a wide range of informational packetsthat include detailed how-to "recipes" and guidelines for activities, helpful hints, and suggestions of toys, books, and publications. These packets also highlight how-to instructions for adapting toys, and information on other relevant organizations. Feel free to distribute these packets but please make sure that you do not change the information.

Permission to reprint and use this information is contingent upon the inclusion of the following tag line:

The National Lekotek Center, a division of Anixter Center, is a non-profit organization with a national network of affiliates dedicated to making play and learning accessible for children with disabilities and provides supportive services for their families. For additional information on toys, play and technology for children with disabilities, please visit us at www.ableplay.org or www.lekotek.org.

Click on a link to jump to the desired section:

 

General Lekotek Information
 
• Lekotek Fact Sheet
   Download full version of this packet
• Lekotek...Preguntas Frecuentes
(Lekotek..frequently asked questions)
   Download full version of this packet
• Why should your family come to Lekotek?
   Download full version of this packet
Back to menu...

General Play Ideas and Information
 
• Adapted Arts-N-Crafts
   Download full version of this packet
• Creative Uses for Stacking Cups
   Out of the box play ideas.
   Download full version of this packet
• Early Literacy Skills
   Using books and early literacy activities for young children builds essential literacy skills.
   Download full version of this packet
• Fine Motor Play Ideas
   Download full version of this packet
• Fun with Food
   Download full version of this packet
• Gross Motor Play Ideas
   Download full version of this packet
• How Children Use Toys
   Five ways in which children use toys in play.
   Download full version of this packet
• How to Help Language Develop
   Download full version of this packet
• Messy Play
   Download full version of this packet
• Por Que Es Importante Jugar?
(Why is Play Important?)
   Download full version of this packet
• The Developmental Sequence of Play Behaviors
   Download full version of this packet
• Two-Handed Play Activities
   Download full version of this packet
• Why Is Play Important?
   Download full version of this packet
Back to menu...

Disability Specific Play Ideas and Information
 
• Autism Spectrum Disorders
   Includes play and toy ideas and resource lists
   Download full version of this packet
• Play ideas for children with Attention Deficit Disorder
   Download full version of this packet
• Play ideas for children with Cerebral Palsy
   Download full version of this packet
• Play ideas for children with Visual Impairment
   Download full version of this packet
• Speech and Language Activities
   Download full version of this packet
Back to menu...

Toy Tips and Information
 
• Safe Kids is dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive list of monthly child-related recalls collected from the major federal agencies: the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We also bring you any news and consumer concerns about children's products.

Remember that safety recalls don’t expire, so check our product recalls pages regularly, especially if you receive hand-me-downs or buy children’s products at a secondhand shop or yard sale.
   Go to the Safe Kids website
• Los diez puntos a tener en cuenta cuando se compran juguetes para niños con discapacidades
(10 Tips in Picking Toys for Children with Disabilities)
   Download full version of this packet
• Simple Toy Adaptations
   Download full version of this packet
• Top Ten Tips to Consider When Buying Toys for Children with Disabilities
   Download full version of this packet
• Toy Features to Keep in Mind When Choosing Toys
   Download full version of this packet
Back to menu...

Miscellaneous Information
 
• The Buzz about Batteries
   Download full version of this packet
Back to menu...

 
 
Lekotek Logo   National Lekotek Center: 2001 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL 60614
773-528-5766 Fax: 773.537.2992 Toy Resorce Helpline: 800.366.PLAY
 
Bobby WorldWide Approved AAA