Fun and Function

If you have a child with special needs, or someone close to you does, it can be a shock. Once the initial shock wears off, you put on your super hero cape and you begin to be the biggest advocate your kids will ever have. For us, with Henry’s autism, we have had to figure a lot of things out for ourselves. When my husband was working for a nationally known company and we had stellar insurance, Henry was going to 2 types a therapy each week and we also had in home therapy. When Chris left his job, our wonderful insurance went with him as did all of Henry’s therapy. Well, as any super hero will do, they adapt and find other ways to take care of their child. We decided if we could not bring Henry to therapy, we would bring the therapy to him and do it ourselves. The best company we have found for all of our therapy tools as well as toys and games is Fun and Function.

Therapy Ball

Fun And Functional Toys For Kids

With the fun and function toys for kids from Fun and Function, I can always find something I know Henry will love. The thing I also love about Fun and Function is although they have a huge array of therapy toys and tools, you can fund plenty for all kids of all levels. One of the areas we have struggled with is Henry’s aggression and the best way to calm that in him is for him to move his body around. The best way to do that is usually on something nice and sturdy that bounces like the work out balls you will see in the gym. With the Peanut Ball from Fun and Function, we get a product that gives him posture, balance and a whole lot of fun. We got the Large (they come in sizes XS to XXL) and as you can see from the first picture, Henry LOVES his “Mr. Peanut” and he slept with it the first night he had it! He watches TV on Mr. Peanut, he bounces on it as he is playing on his Xbox or just sits and reads or eats on it. This is by far one of the best therapy items we have gotten for Henry and we could not be happier!

If you have a child with special needs, you will love browsing through all of the items from Fun and Function. They have an e-catalog on their homepage you can look through for all of your needs. Be sure to sign up for their newsletter so you can stay on top of the latest products, deals and coupons. To make your shopping easier, there are categories for products as well as areas of interest. You can shop in categories like Gross Motor, Oral Motor, Self Help, Toys for Autism and many, many more. Every product from Fun and Function is of the highest quality, so you know it is going to last you for a very long time. The prices are quite affordable and their customer service department is a cut above the rest. If you have a child with special needs and you need toys or tools, you must visit Fun and Function. You can purchase the Fun and Function products from their website, including the Large Peanut Ball which retails for $42.99.

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  1. i would like to get the 3 in 1 Indoor Play set
    The Swing Set That Can Be Used Rain (snow) or Shine!

  2. So far my favorite product is Wikki Stix. They allow my son to fidget quietly and creatively in church and restaurants.

  3. I like the weighted vests. My son enjoys wearing his before bedtime and anytime we have wind down time… we call it his big hug 🙂

  4. I like the Sens-ational Hug Tee, Long Sleeves, Bow Tie Graphic from the site. This is one of my favorite items.

  5. I have a cousin with special needs. If I won I would give her something as a gift. I think she would enjoy the peanut ball that you reviewed. I also think she would enjoy the Knot, Smile and Cuddle Blanket.

  6. I love the Fidgets, I teach special education, and many have autism spectrum disorder. This would be great for them, love this site, thanks!

  7. Not entering, just saying how I wish I had this when my daughter was young. Special needs, yep…OT, PT, speech, cognitive therapy…everything.

  8. I would love to have one of the weighted blankets for my son. He is a horrible sleeper. He wears a weighted vest at school and it helps him a lot.

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