Excitim’s network of European resellers of special needs toys

Excitim's network of resellers is expanding throughout Europe
Excitim’s network of resellers now extends to Norway

We’re always aiming to get as many resellers on board with Excitim Special Needs Toys and it’s our mission to expand. We want make sure our young fans and their parents are able to access our toys no matter where they live in Europe!

The United Kingdom is our home market but ever since we started producing switch adapted special needs toys we have had our eye on working with other specialist companies in Europe with an understanding of local needs.

Excitim’s Special Needs Toys Resellers

Recently we partnered up with a new reseller in Norway by the name of Amajo AS New to us but not to the parents and professionals in Norway. Amajo has been around for 25 years and are very professional. But, just in case you don’t live in Norway, here’s a list of all of other resellers we currently work with in Europe.

What’s next for us? Maybe not world domination (that sounds scary) but our network of resellers continues to grow. Here’s the list of resellers where you can find Excitim’s special needs toys.

United Kingdom & Ireland

Inclusive Technology – http://www.inclusive.co.uk/

Liberator – http://www.liberator.co.uk/

Ability-World – http://www.ability-world.com

France

HOP’TOYS – http://www.hoptoys.fr/

Sweden

Komikapp-Rehatek – http://www.komikapp.se/

Norway

Amajo AS – http://amajo.no/

Germany

Ariadne Ideenshop – http://www.ariadne.de/

Rehavista – http://rehavista.de/index.php

The Netherlands and Belgium

Eelke Verschuur – https://eelkeverschuur.nl

Poland

Includo Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology – http://includo.com.pl/

Switzerland

Rednet – http://www.rednet-ag.com/

Italy

HelpiCare – http://www.helpicare.com/

Easy Labs S.r.l. – http://www.easylabs.it/

Ausilionline S.r.l. – http://www.ausilionline.it/

New Partners, new regions

We would like to hear from organisations or individuals interested in representing us in other European countries. Please contact us to discuss further.

Excitim Goes Mobile Responsive

Excitim Goes Mobile Responsive

Technology changes like the wind. You’ve got to be constantly monitoring otherwise you’ll get left behind. Specifically when it comes to user-centred design. We won’t give you a design lesson (that’s what our website gatekeepers are for). But this aspect is important to us because we want you to view our site from any device.

Excitim's website goes mobile responsive

The demand for mobile responsive websites are on the increase since many users now surf the internet on their smartphone. A few years back Google urged businesses to make sure websites where OK to view from mobiles. Many businesses didn’t see it as applicable to their business not to mention the time and cost it took to adapt their websites.

Excitim's website goes mobile responsive

That’s all changing now…

At Excitim HQ we’ve been closely monitoring (not spying) to see if we have a demand from mobile and tablet users. It’s no surprise that we do! It prodded us into action. And now, our site is easily accessed from mobile, tablet, laptop and desktop.

 

Why is mobile responsive beneficial to you?

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There are many benefits to us including a website that’s part of the future. But we’re more interested in how it’s going to benefit you. Here’s some of the benefits of using a mobile responsive website.

1.One url for all – our site knows what device you’re on so there’s no need for different web addresses. Clever right?

2. Easy viewing – the screen will fit according to your device size. There’s no squinting or zooming in to access text not to mention endless scrolling.

3. Site navigation is simple- everything is put down into a drop down menu so you can see where you want to be on our site.

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4. Check out is quick – we know when you want something, you want it now. Easy clickable buttons enable this.

5.Sharing is child’s play – you’ll be able to share with whoever you want safe in the knowledge that their device is compatible.

5 good reasons to use our site we’d say!

Please let us know what you think of the new mobile responsive Excitim website.

Switch Accessible Dice for Board Games fun

Image of the switch accessible Dice produced by Excitim
Switch Dice

Making Board Games Accessible for The Family with a Switch Accessible Dice

Back in November, we visited the exhibition in Manchester run by Disabled Living and took along some of our switch adapted toys. In particular our switch adapted dice was popular with the parents who liked to play board games with their children.  As we discovered from talking with one family, playing board games with a disabled child can be a challenge especially when rolling a dice is an important part of the game.  Their concern was the dice. It was trickier to throw and most of the times it got lost and this is where a switch accessible dice comes in handy (pardon the pun!)

We took the opportunity to invite the family at the Kidz to Adultz up North exhibition to have a game of snakes and ladders with us to demonstrate just how easy and effective our switch adapted dice is to use for all of the family.

We know how many families love playing board games and no matter how much technology seems to take over, board games are still one of the biggest selling toys for children.  There has been so much research into children playing board games and some of the findings are superb, we’re glad that we’re able to assist in board game family fun.

How does the switch accessible dice work?

We wrote a blog last year on our switch accessible dice being used in board games describing how to use it. Essentially you just plug the switch into the socket on the front of the Switch Dice and it’s ready to use. No more lost dice. No wasted time spent trying to find it.

Board games – benefits for Children

If you’re yet to take advantage of board game fun with the family, let us tell you some of the benefits:

  1. Social Skills

Social skills are extremely important for any children to learn so that they’re able gain confidence in their own abilities, make friends, make their own decisions, know right from wrong and so on. A great idea is to split your family into teams and encourage your child to help its team to succeed. The laughing, smiling, encouragement and a sense of achievement helps your child (and their siblings) to become socially comfortable and more confident.  

  1.  Essential learning

Counting, colour and number recognition, reading and eye and hand coordination are all things which your child will get to learn and refine each time that they play. Of course these skills are transferable and are vital for mental and physical cognitive progression.

  1.  Thinking for yourself

The most important thing any child can learn is to think for themselves and your child in their own way will have a way of doing this. Board games will help to reinforce this because it provides them opportunities to make their own decisions, and boost their confidence in making choices, as well as saying yes and no.

  1. Family time

One of the biggest benefits of playing board games we think is the privileged of getting to spend time with the family.  Being in an environment where fun, laughter and emotion is encouraged can do wonders for many children’s mental and physical well being.
We believe every child has the right to play, even if that means adapting mainstream methods.

Watch our Switch Accessible Dice video and see how easy it is to use and implement into a board game session for the entire family.