The Best Gifts for Kids with ADHD
This small, fast-paced (and slightly noisy) tabletop game involves quickly sliding pucks under a bridge. The level of difficulty can be varied; kids can play alone or with a friend. Ages 8 and up.
A good excuse to run around outside on a windy day. Kids will need help learning how to fly them. For ages 5 and up.
With this toy, kids play catch using a "smart" ball with a big mouth. The level of difficulty can adjust, thereby minimizing frustration levels. For two to six players. Ages 7 and up.
A variation on the traditional Twister game that involves running around outside (but not getting tangled up with other kids). Ages 4 and up.
Parents of children with ADHD report that their kids love telling make-believe stories using action figures. Find the figures that match your kid's interests—toy soldiers, farm animals, cartoon characters or literary figures. For all ages.
Gertie Balls are easy to catch and won't frustrate. They're soft and lightweight and safe in the hands of an impulsive child. "A Gertie ball is good because if you get hit in the face, it won't hurt," notes Oppenheim. Ages 5 to 7.
These toy figures are even more fun for kids with ADHD than Legos, because once assembled they stay together well, explains Aarons. Ages 4 to 12.