The Activity Walker is a wheeled push toy designed to help develop fine and gross motor skills in children with physical and neurological disabilities. The activity center can be used either vertically or horizontally and it features spinners, flippers, a dial and more, all with corresponding sounds. The device can also be used for color identification and matching. It also features a large handle at the top that, when used vertically, can steady beginning walkers.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Toy van which is also a simple assembly problem. Instructions for building a simple toy van of softwood; the top section is removable and fits back on by matching the holes in it with dowels on the bottom section. Lists materials needed. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Caston, D TITLE: Easy to Make Toys for Your Handicapped Child REF: London, England: Souvenir Press: p 74-75. Also available from Prentice-Hall, Englewoods Cliffs
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a child with cerebral palsy, developmental disabilities, and vision and hearing impairments with a safe play and walking aid. The handlebar of the cart was extended up and back toward the child and the rear wheels were fixed and extended back to prevent tipping when the child leaned her weight on the handlebar. A board covered with colorful stickers was attached to the front of the cart to minimize damage from inadvertent bumping. TITLE: Playing and Growing
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a child with walking or balance disabilities with a block cart to push. Since commercially-available block carts did not provide the necessary stability, a custom cart was built. The unit has a large block-storage area, a height-adjustable wooden handle, two front casters, and large-diameter rear wheels. The handle adjusts using tri nuts. A concealed lower compartment holds two bricks to provide weight for stability. DIMENSIONS: The rear wheels are 132 mil
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized weighted block trolley for a child with Rett Syndrome and for children with standing and walking difficulties. The stable, counterweight trolley is made of timber and plywood, with a handlebar which can be adjusted using a tri-nut as the child grows. The device has rear wheels mounted at the side, and castors at the front which make it easy to steer. A counterweight is created by a paving brick installed under the front of the tray. The tray pr