Description applied to toys that have been modified to allow activation using an external big-button type switch as typically used by individuals with physical disabilities or medical conditions such as cerebral palsy.
Featuring our switch adapted and sensory toys to aid learning
Switch adapted toys and toys that involve sensory play help children to assimilate the world around them. Making sense of the world is an enormous task for children and even more so for disabled children. How children make sense of the world eventually will affect how they relate to those around them.
“Play develops creativity, intellectual competence, emotional strength and stability, and feelings of joy and pleasure. The habit of being happy”. Piers and Landau
Switch Adapted Toys: Little Miss Chatterbox helps to reinforce learning
Little Miss Chatterbox is one of our unique switch adapted toys for disabled children. She’s ideal if you’re trying to help your child remember essentials such as counting, days of the week and spelling.
Press her hand and get your child to record their 10 second message, her hand will stay red whilst she’s recording.
Repetition is a great technique to teach your child effectively and this switch adapted toy will aid their learning, making it fun and interactive in the process.
Encouraging our children to use most if not all of their 5 senses during play, enables them to become active learners. Sensory play helps children to develop their emotional, physical and social skills further.
Sensory play helps children to create meaning from their experiences and has been linked to cognitive, social and emotional development.
Our sensory toy Mr Bump is made out of plush velvet so it’s lovely to touch, and makes funny crashing noises should he be dropped.
This sensory toy allows the child to have control over what they’re doing and keeps them engaged in something that they find fun.
If you like the sound of Mr Bump then find out more about him. How do your children learn best?
Role play is a fun activity for children and one that enables your child to learn through play. Social skills can be developed with the use of props, exercises and character building. This enables your child to put themselves in another’s shoes, make decisions, learn consequence and make sense of the world around them.
Social skills can be a hard process to develop within disabled children but with learning aids such as switch adapted toys used to role play in learning, it can be an easier and fun process for the child and parent.
Switch adapted toys such as our Peter Rabbit peek–a-boo-toy engages your child in a game of peek-a-boo and asks phrases to help to develop language and social skills.
Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit has been a favourite among children and adults for many years. Peter Rabbit now has his very own adventures on CBeebies where you can follow him and his friend’s adventures.
Lower stress levels with bed time reading & switch adaptive toys
Story time is a time that most parents and their children enjoy immensely. It’s a chance for the child to practice their listening, interaction and reading skills. It calms, soothes and prepares them for sleep. It’s also a great opportunity for parent and child to bond over something fun and creative.
Switch Adapted Toys – Mr Tickle likes to tickle you