Discovery Toys is committed to bringing fun, safe and developmentally appropriate toys and products to children and adults of all abilities and special needs. Children with developmental disabilities, like all children, develop at a unique rate and pattern of development.
The multi-sensory, layered learning approach incorporated into our products has proved beneficial to children and adults with special needs and learning challenges. For decades, physical, occupational, behavioral, and speech therapists have recommended Discovery Toys products to their client’s families. Many of these therapists have joined the Discovery Toys family as Play Advisors, sharing and selling our products to others. We have a Special Needs Toy Guide available, with recommended products grouped by select skill/ability categories.
Special Needs Guide
Our products have proved especially attractive to therapists and families with children on the Autism spectrum. The Princeton Child Institute helped us to develop a set of Autism Symbols that correspond with the specific type of learning each of our toys support. These symbols can be found in our online store in the product descriptions (after the age) to help parents select appropriate products to support early childhood development.
a - Toys to develop play with limited instruction
b - Toys that promote sustained engagement
c - Toys that build skills for cooperative play
d - Toys that create opportunities for children to talk about their play
e - Toys that require completion
f - Toys that encourage pretend play
For a more convenient resource for selecting appropriate products, we have an Autism Toy Guide available with top 10 recommendations grouped by select needs categories.
Autism Guide

In the past couple of years, Autism Live has bestowed its
“Top Toy Award” on a number of our toys and featured
them on their online broadcast.

Castle Marbleworks
Hammer Away!
Giant Pegboard
Tricky Fingers
Mosaic Mysteries