Skillbuilder:Problem Solving

Toys for Everyone!

Effort: 10 minutes

+10 Points


(1) $100 e-gift card


Some university students took on a mission to make toys more inclusive for kids with disabilities. They chose a dome-shaped lantern activated by small, hard-to-press buttons – a challenge for children with limited hand dexterity. They disassembled the lanterns and swapped the buttons with large, 3D-printed ones that were easy to press. One student said, "I'm not an engineer, so this is cool."

What toy do you think needs a makeover to be more accessible for children with disabilities? Convince a toy company.

  1. Select a toy remake and pitch your idea to a toy company.

  2. Explain how the current toy might be challenging for kids with disabilities (such as limited finger dexterity, mobility issues, limited grip strength, or other physical disabilities.)

  3. Come up with a way to adapt the toy to be more accessible and explain the changes and how to use the new toy.

  4. BONUS: Draw a labeled sketch of the toy and include the link*.

IMPORTANT! Links must be set to: Viewed by anyone on the internet. Test your link using incognito / private mode. Watch our tutorial on Creating and Checking Sharable Links.

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