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lisa2701   

Hi,

 

Was just wondering if anyone could recommend some senory toys for a 5 year old? And the best places to get them if possible?

 

Thanks

 

Lisa xx :)

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JsMum   

Hi I have bought a variety of sensory toys I would recommend these.

 

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/Catalogue.aspx?cid=14

 

and I recommend the calagloue to be sent out as there is more to choose from in there than on the website.

 

http://www.spacekraft.co.uk/contact/order_catalogue.asp

 

I started by putting in sensory toys uk in a search engine images and got a variety to choose from.

 

I know the prices are expensive I recieved some funding from Family Fund and other charities.

 

JsMum

 

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lisa2701   

Hi JsMum, thank you so much for your reply. The first web site you gave me is exactly what i'm looking for. Thank you so much.

 

Lisa xxx

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JsMum   
Hi JsMum, thank you so much for your reply. The first web site you gave me is exactly what i'm looking for. Thank you so much.

 

Lisa xxx

 

 

Thats why I recommended it, Ive bought the traffic lights timer, the sensory balls and they do a lot of other essential equiptment that is relevant to J, its a great site.

 

JsMumxxx

 

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Ocean   

Those sites look brilliant. I'm not sure I can top those, but I thought I'd add a couple more for variety.

 

In my experience, toy shops around the town can have some excellent sensory toys, but in my opinion, as they don't specialise specifically in sensory toys, there may be a few suitable toys in each shop, rather than a whole host of excellent choices. Here's some of my recommendations, which I have found useful for my own constant need to fiddle and for sensory input, rather than any sensory integration work or work with children. But take a look because there are some excellent toys.

 

The 'Haba' range is brilliant. They make a lot of baby toys, but not only those, and even though some toys are bit young, my friends still can't resist having a go. And I'm 23. Here's a couple of links to some particularly good ones:

 

This one makes no noise and it's pocket sized: http://www.revilotoys.co.uk/acatalog/info_17.html

This one makes a satisfying clicky noise: http://www.revilotoys.co.uk/acatalog/info_21.html

 

There are many more brilliant toys on that site too. 'Haba' toys are sold in some high street shops, but usually only smaller independent shops specialising in wooden toys and more obscure brands, such as Plantoy, Pintoy, Voila etc.

 

The 'Skwish' is another brilliant classic that makes a pleasant 'wood-against-wood' noise, has bright colours and it's tactile. http://www.revilotoys.co.uk/acatalog/info_3.html I've linked it here, but it is also available in Mothercare and John Lewis. For a less babyish look, the same toy is available in natural wood (no colours) with white elastic: http://www.revilotoys.co.uk/acatalog/info_1173.html

 

However, despite being very good toys, these are a little babyish. If you have a 'Hawkins Bazaar' shop nearby, you might find some good ones in there too, aimed at slightly older children as well as younger ones. Especially the rubbery squashy type of toys. And some light up toys. In amongst the pocket-money or stocking filler toys, there might be some that interest you. I've linked the stocking filler part of the site, but again, these can be shop bought too. http://www.hawkin.com/find/category-is-Toy...ocking+Fillers/

 

Maybe, under close supervision, a pack of glowsticks in a darkened room can be a fun sensory activity. Often £1 stores and shops like Wilko's sell these. They are thin and have connecting pieces to make them into a long line, or loops, or a chain of loops etc. They can be worn like bracelets or belts and waved about. But obviously it's very important the child doesn't chew them or try to break them open.

 

Anyway, there's some of my suggestions. I hope they help and don't patronise if you already thought of all those things. :)

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Sally44   

Also find out through your Autism Advisory Teacher at the LEA whether they have a toy library. Ours lends out all kinds of toys and gadgets to parents and children.

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On 9/13/2009 at 10:42 AM, JsMum said:

Hi I have bought a variety of sensory toys I would recommend these.

 

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/Catalogue.aspx?cid=14

 

and I recommend the calagloue to be sent out as there is more to choose from in there than on the website.

 

http://www.spacekraft.co.uk/contact/order_catalogue.asp

 

I started by putting in sensory toys uk in a search engine images and got a variety to choose from.

 

I know the prices are expensive I recieved some funding from Family Fund and other charities.

 

JsMum

 

Nice stuff :D

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