Tag: Sensory Toys

Blogs about Sensory Toys, choosing them and how they provide sensory stimulation to a child.

Kaleidoscope Projector Lamp

The Kaleidoscope Projector Lamp produces great light show for its size. It uses just three AA type batteries and we’ve had them running all day long without needing to change them. It’s is one of the sensory lights we will show at Kidz-up-North on November 20th. (remember contact us if you need free tickets to the event)

This short video will give you an idea of the effect it can create.

The Kaleidoscope Projector Lamp works best in a darkened room, den or play area as you would expect but even so young kids will love the swirling light effect. Let them play some tunes at the same time and you’ve created their own disco party.

Take a look at Excitim’s YouTube Channel for more videos and play ideas.

Angelman Syndrome Conference

Assert-Angelman-SyndromeAngelman Syndrome Support Education and Research Trust or, Assert for short, is a UK based volunteer group supporting individuals with Angelman Syndrome. The majority of trustees are parents or relatives of children or adults with the condition.

The group aims to raise awareness of Angelman Syndrome through a variety of means including their website, publishing research into the condition and their annual conference. Many parents and even professionals may never have heard of Angelman Syndrome due to the fact that it is rare. The condition is caused by irregularities that can occur in Chromosome 15.

I can count myself as one of those who had never heard of Angelman Syndrome until Rachel Martin, Chair of the Trustees, asked me if we would exhibit at Assert’s annual conference on August 30th in Coventry. And, as the condition is quite unknown I thought it would be good to find out more. I watched the video on the Assert website and Wiki is a good read.

It gave me an insight into the condition and set me thinking about what we should take to the exhibition. Then I thought it would be good to introduce myself to the very active AngelmanUK Facebook Group and ask the parents and professionals what we should take along. I got some great feedback and ideas and may parents emphasised the need for tough chew resistant toys.

Little People Airplane switch adapted toy
Little People Airplane switch adapted toy

We’ll be taking The Little People Airplane, School Bus and Tow and Pull Tractor with us as well as the Despicable Me Minions Dave and Stuart and lots of others as well.

Despicable Me Minions Dave and Stuart switch adapted toys
Despicable Me Minions Dave and Stuart





The conference takes place from August 29th – 31st at the Coventry Hilton but the exhibition is on Saturday, August 30th. Get in touch with Assert through the contact page on the website for more information.

Dreamz to Go Octo colour changing nightlight

Dreamz to Go Octo colour changing nightlight is a reassuring toy for young children wary of darkness.

Dreamz to Go Octo colour changing nightlight.
Colour changing Dreamz to Go Octo nightlight

Switch on the continuous blue or green internal lighting or into colour changing nightlight mode and watch Dreamz Octo project stars and fish blowing bubbles onto the walls and ceiling of a child’s bedroom, den or darkened play area.

Dreamz to Go Octo and the other colour changing nightlights on the website will help soothe your child’s senses for a solid night’s sleep.



  • Two continuous colour options – blue or green
  • Colour changing mode from blue to green to blue
  • Friendly smilie face
  • 45 minute auto shut-off
  • Uses 3 x AAA type batteries – included with the toy.

Take a look at Dreamz to Go Octo and other sensory light and sound toys on the Special-Needs-Toys website.