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Easter Seals Oklahoma seeking donations of sensory, therapeutic toys this Christmas

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The holiday season is just around the corner, and many families are already gearing up for Christmas shopping.

Before you hit the stores, the Easter Seals Oklahoma is hoping families will take the time to include an extra item on their shopping list for children with disabilities.

Easter Seals Oklahoma is seeking therapeutic and sensory toys to help students work on hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills and social interaction.

“Teaching a lesson while a child’s hand is actively engaged in a fidget has been shown to result in more information being retained by the child than if the same lesson were taught without the sensory element”, says Mia Dianda, Director of Medical Rehabilitation.

Easter Seals Oklahoma is seeking donations of the following items:

  • Koosh balls
  • Light up toys
  • Fidgets
  • Twister
  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Mouse Trap
  • Head-band
  • Toy cars
  • Super heroes
  • Baby dolls.

Donations may be dropped off at 701 N.E. 13th St. in Oklahoma City between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

You may also call (405) 239-2525.