Children use play to develop and grow, and sensory toys and activities help support a child’s development.
Although our products look like toys, they are used as tools to build functional skills and support sensory integration therapy.
Specifically designed to improve fine and gross motor skills and to develop learning at any age the products at Sensory Learning Supplies are both educational and fun.
We have products to assist children and young adults with developmental difficulties and who may have ADHD, dyslexia and a host of other issues, which when discovered at an early age can be assisted better.
How toys and games can assist our children:
The use of games and toys assist children with learning difficulties in several ways including:
Self-control and the ability to get along with others: Beginning at an early age children can develop the skills to help them cope better with others in different environments. It will also help develop a degree of self-control and patience when undertaking tasks. Skills that will be beneficial well into the future.
Problem-solving: Games assist with problem-solving skills as children do not see the games as a task but enjoyment. Concentration and persistence in completing a task create awareness of problem-solving.
Gratitude and appreciation: When a game is completed, or a task undertook children and adults can benefit from the self-gratitude of completing a task. They may also wish to continue within this learning pattern to more difficult games and challenges.
At Sensory Learning Supplies, we are passionate about wooden toys. They possess educational value to encourage your children to explore, experiment and use their imagination when playing.
We provide a wide range of quality wooden toys hand-picked from selected brands to provide your child with hours of playtime at an affordable price.
Wood provides an alternative sensory feel to plastic and gives your children and insights into the outdoors, broadening their creativity.
These toys also have the added benefit of being more durable during problematic periods. Children and young adults will develop an understanding of the need to take care of their toys and of multiple games and scenarios in which they can play and learn.
It is also an introduction to outside materials and items that they may interact with outside of the home.
We have a range of resources and toys to support adults with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD and Developmental Delays.
While our primary focus is on children, learning and discovering does not just stop at childhood. We believe in giving those of all ages and abilities the freedom and access to sensory toys and educational tools to help assist them throughout life.
These additional resources include more complex games and toys. We can also provide soft room games and visual aids for adult rooms.
Research suggests that deep pressure touch, such as that provided by weighted blankets, lap blankets and deep pressure resources can help relieve anxiety in both children and adults with a sensory processing disorder.
Deep Pressure Stimulation (DPS) is firm but gentle squeezing, hugs, or holding that relaxes the nervous system. This pressure can be applied with the hands, special massage tools, or products that your child can wear or wrap around themselves to provide pressure and relief.
Perfect for those who suffer from ADHD or with slow development that needs extra comfort.
Used at an early age, such items become a form of comfort and are useful in difficult scenarios in which you need to calm your children and provide them with comfort in difficult situations.
Fidget toys are self-regulation tools to help with focus, attention, calming, and active listening. Fidgets come in all different shapes, sizes, and textures and are often referred to by various names.
Stress balls, putty and wrigglers can all be used as fidget toys to promote movement and tactile input. We even have an extremely popular fidget pack.
These help to develop fine motor skills, help with attention and understanding and are a great tool for hand-eye coordination.
Fidget toys are a great item to have as many children, of all learning capabilities, use and play with them. In this way, children do not feel that they are being excluded or different as they are using and playing with the same toys as their contemporaries.
It’s important to introduce your children to problem-solving, playing and sharing at an early age no matter their difficulties. The skills they learn can be developed and make integration and interactions with others much easier. The stimulus provides children with a way to use up energy and provides you, the parents, with some respite and alternative activities throughout your children’s life.
1. Giant Peg Board Set – €59.99
2. Tai Chi Ball – €89.99
3. Oogi Family – €29.99