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How do you keep a 7 year old autistic/adhd kid busy

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mommalovesfour

Asked by mommalovesfour at 4:21 PM on Dec. 11, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Around the house- Do a craft, build a fort (pillows and blankets), race hot wheels cars,

    In Public- Sticker book, coloring book, video game
    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 4:30 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • My little brother has ADHD, and legos were like the one thing that was guaranteed to keep him busy and using his imagination. He had tons of different sets so he didn't get bored of them quickly. To be honest, I'm not familiar with autism, but maybe some educational video games? Like something Leapfrog or V-tech. Oh and a train set, that's another thing that my brother spent hours playing with. He had the table with the houses/buildings, people, animals, tree's, ect.
    Nanixh

    Answer by Nanixh at 4:33 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • It depends on his interest. My 11 year old has autism. He can spend hours looking at books on bridges and roads, following roads on Google Earth, or playing with his matchbox cars. Find out what his interest are and go from there.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 4:39 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • he loves to sing and dance to music
    mommalovesfour

    Comment by mommalovesfour (original poster) at 5:04 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • if he loves music, then I would get him a cd player and let him listen to music.....my daughter loves weird al and jimmy buffet.....
    michaux

    Answer by michaux at 10:02 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

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