A Guide to Toys for Children with Special Needs

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Schoenhut Piano Company is proud to contribute to the play room or nursery of any and all children. That’s why we’re so glad to be featured in this Let’s Play guide from the Toy Industry Foundation that outlines specific products suitable for children with special needs. Since the creation of our brand, Schoenhut instruments are designed and manufactured with the child’s safety and best interest in mind. When it can be difficult to select items that are not only safe, but also fun and beneficial for your child, a guide like this one can come in handy! 

The chosen item for this issue is definitely a fan favorite among mom bloggers and retailers alike. One of our top sellers, My First Piano, was included in product testing by over 100 children with various special needs. Testing of the selected products was organized and researched with help from the Alliance for Technology Access and the American Foundation for the Blind to ensure thorough and comprehensive results.


“Schoenhut’s bright red 18-key tabletop model is the perfect choice for a toddler’s first piano. Both fun and educational, it is an ideal instrument to use for developing eye-hand coordination and encouraging musical creativity. Songbook included. Promotes use of auditory tracking skills, stimulates imagination, promotes body awareness and stimulates available hearing.” – Let’s Play: A Guide to Toys for Children with Special Needs

All toys were tested with five specific disabilities in mind:

  1. Physical Impairment
  2. Hearing Impairment
  3. Blindness
  4. Low Vision
  5. Developmental Disabilities

The 18-Key My First Piano was recommended for children faced with all of the above. Click here to view full product details for all of our tabletop models. Let us know what YOU think about this model on our Facebook page! We love to hear from our fans!

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