Adapted toys are toys that are either made especially for children with special needs or are “off the shelf” toys that are adapted to meet the needs of children with disabilities.
Play serves a critical role in the development of a child and toys are the tools of play. Children learn cause and effect through play, as well as develop their fine and gross motor skills. Adapted toys make the world of play accessible to children with disabilities.
Adapted Toy Lending Library Catalog
All adapted toys are housed at the Early Literacy Center located at our Northwest Branch Library. Please see staff to check out items.
Our Adapted Toy Lending Library was funded by grants from Assistive Technology of Ohio and SOCIL: Southeastern Ohio Center for Independent Living.
Rock & Glow Unicorn
This adorable unicorn gets baby moving! The Rock & Glow Unicorn offers two ways to play: Chase me mode and learning mode. The unicorn rocks and gallops in multiple directions, changing with baby’s touch.
Sheriff Callie Strum and Star Guitar
Features two different play modes and four songs that you can listen to and play along with. Watch the stars on the guitar neck light up in tune with the music, hear fun phrases and strum along to the music for a mighty fine performance.
Busy Birdies Carrier Toy Bar
Push owl’s belly to see lights and hear four fun melodies. Baby can spin bluebird roller ball with colorful rattle beads and spinning paddle mirror for self-discovery. Bead chaser with colorful textured rings.
Roll & Glow Monkey
The Roll and Glow Monkey rolls around the room with light-up wheels and frolicking music. Baby can chase and retrieve and start the fun again.
Rock Light and Roll Guitar Toy
Spin the rattle ball to hear longer melodies and activate lights or press one of the three color buttons to activate shorter melodies and lights. Features ten classical melodies. Great for floor play.
High Speed Train
Bump and go action, high speed train toy, with lights and real sounds.
Take Along Tunes Musical Toy
Baby discovers 7 classical music tunes with a press of the button. Watch the lights dance with each note.
Jelly Bean Switch
This wired switch features a 2.5 inch activation surface that provides auditory and tactile feedback.
- Anyone with a valid library card may check out these materials.
- All toys circulate for three weeks. Items may be renewed up to 5 times, if no one else is waiting for the item.
- Individuals may have two items from the collection checked out at a time.
- Toys must be returned inside the library. Please do not return toys in the book drop.