What are adapted toys?
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.
Why adapted toys?
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 developing their fine and gross motor skills. Adapted toys make the world of play accessible to children with disabilities.
- 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.
- Overdue fines of $0.10 per day will accrue on items returned after their due date.
- 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.
Fairfield County District Library’s Adapted Toy Lending Library was funded by grants from: Assistive Technology of Ohio and SOCIL: Southeastern Ohio Center for Independent Living