Unlocking the Power of Sensory Toys

July 3, 2023

In a world filled with constant stimulation, sensory toys and support tools have become valuable resources for children of all ages – and adults too. From children with sensory processing differences to stressed out adults, sensory products offer a great range of benefits beyond just entertainment.

Sensory Stimulation and Exploration

Sensory toys and tools can provide a diverse range of textures, colours, sounds and tactile experiences to stimulate the senses. They encourage curiosity and exploration, and can assist in developing childrens’ fine and gross motor skills while enhancing their ability to observe, analyse and comprehend the world around them. Check out our range of sensory toys available to help support balance and movement.

Sensory Integration and Regulation

By providing controlled sensory input, sensory toys can help manage hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity to sensory stimuli. They can help with improving focus and attention and reducing anxiety and sensory overload. Through repetitive play and interaction, sensory toys such as fidget spinners can also assist in developing self-regulation skills. Our Chain Spinners are able to be shaped, twisted and clicked into different forms while also providing a spinning action. 

Communication and Social Skills

Sensory toys encourage social interaction and communication by facilitating play experiences with turn-taking and cooperative play. This can help to develop social skills such as sharing, empathy and understanding. Our Social Skills Board Game will keep children entertained while learning about empathy, friendship, manners and emotions. The 50 Emotion Activities Card Set teach children how to identify and express different emotions using interactive tasks such as art, music, dance, acting and group work.

Emotional Regulation and Stress Relief

In a world where stress and anxiety have become commonplace for both children and adults, sensory toys and tools offer a soothing and calming respite from daily pressures. Squeezable stress balls, weighted blankets and fidget spinners are just a few examples of sensory tools that promote relaxation and emotional regulation. Our weighted blanket gives you that “hugged” feeling in stressful situations.

Cognitive Development and Problem Solving

Many sensory toys incorporate elements of construction, puzzles and mazes that encourage problem solving and critical thinking. The act of manipulating objects and experimenting with cause and effect promotes logical reasoning, spatial awareness and creative thinking skills. Our Metal IQ puzzle challenges and develops problem-solving skills whilst the Count & Match Peg Board is an excellent game to help support logical thinking. 

By tapping into the power of sensory stimulation, exploration and play, we can promote well being and create a world where everyone can thrive. Visit our Sensory Store to explore our complete range of sensory toys and tools to delight and inspire.

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