Make learning fun with Switch Adapted Toys & Sensory play

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

Image of a switch adapted toys: Little Miss-Chatterbox
Switch Adapted Toys: Miss-Chatterbox

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.

Find out more about the switch adapted toy Little Miss Chatterbox.

Sensory Play Toys: Mr Bump engages children

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.

Image of sensory plush toy: Mr-Bump
Sensory Plush Toys: Mr-Bump

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?

 

Stimulating Social Skills with Switch Adapted Toys: Peter Rabbit

Featuring Switch Adapted Toy Peter Rabbit

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.

Image of switch adapted toy: Peter Rabbit
Switch Adapted Toys: Peter Rabbit

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.

Find out more about our switch adapted toy Peter Rabbit.

 

Switch Accessible Sailing – Natasha Lambert awarded BEM

How we helped with switch accessible sailing

We love seeing people doing so well especially when it’s our customers.

Image of Natasha Lambert recipient of the BEM
Natasha-Lambert- (c) PBO

You may remember us blogging about Natasha Lambert’s father who came to us about switch accessible sailing.  In short she wanted to sail the seas but her cerebral palsy prevented her from using the sail boats currently on the market.

We took on the challenge and adapted the radio transmitter with a Sipp and Puff transmitter on her model yacht, so she could practice the art of sailing  on the model before she got out on the sea.  Since the test model, Natasha Lambert has used the Sipp and Puff method in a real yacht and has  achieved what dreams are made of.   Of course, it wasn’t going to be long before she caught the attention of the Queen and was awarded an BEM.  How amazing is she?

17 year old Natasha Lambert has been sailing since she was just 12 years old and has sailed solo around the Isle of Wight, across the Channel and has embarked on various walking challenges.

I’m sure you’ll agree, she’s a remarkable young woman and provides hope and inspiration to many with cerebral palsy.  We’re honored to have assisted her in creating switch accessible sailing.

 Get involved with switch accessible sailing

Natasha has her own charity  Miss Isle which provides sailing tuition using the Sipp and Puff method to youngsters with disabilities.  She’s so passionate about sailing she wants to get people into it who wouldn’t normally.

We’d say that her drive, ambition and sheer determination deserves a BEM and more.

Well done Natasha!

Can we assist you with something switch adapted?  Contact us.