ASHA Offers Suggestions for Low-Tech Gifts That Reap Big Rewards by Age Group
(Rockville, Md. – November 16, 2021) With gaming systems, “smart” toys, and other electronics in short supply this holiday season due to a microchip shortage, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is suggesting holiday gift alternatives that will help kids boost their language and learning, social skills, and imaginations—at any age.
“For holiday gift giving, ASHA has customarily encouraged families to embrace low-tech toys because they can contribute to children’s development in many ways,” said ASHA President A. Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP. “They include boosting their vocabularies, conversation and turn taking skills, socialization, ability to solve problems, imagination, creativity, attention spans, and more.”