So, the Zimpli crew have put their heads together and have gathered and developed lots of ideas on how you can make Halloween fun this year without trick or treating!
SUPER-DUPER SPOOKY-SCARY SENSORY PLAY IDEAS:
For more devilishly, spellbinding activities keep your googly eyes peeled for our Instagram page @zimplikids over this October season! We’ll have tons more super creepy yet magical Halloween ideas which you can recreate in your own home, this festive season.
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Even though our products are vibrant and flamboyant, with a variety of sensory elements from scents to bright colours; they may scream to parents “Eczema outbreak waiting to happen!”, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about as our products do so much more than provide endless hours of safe fun.
However, if that’s not enough to ease your worrying here are a few reviews given to us by parents whose children have eczema:
At Zimpli Kids, we always want to be extremely honest with parents about what goes into our super fun and unique products, as we believe that by being open and honest, we will keep the whole experience stress free. So, that all the mummies and daddies out there will have no-doubt in their mind that their children will be safe and sound using our products.
Here’s a bit more information for some extra peace of mind: our super safe, certified biodegradable powder formulations are simply mixed with food-grade colourants and a splash of fruity scented fragrance. Also, all our products are fully tested, to ensure they're 100% safe and we are always happy to provide testing certification on request for all products!
However, as with all new products that come into contact with your skin, we always recommend a patch test for those with sensitive skin, the same as you would with a new shampoo or soap.
If you have any questions or would like to know any further information regarding our products and Eczema or Psoriasis, please email email@example.com.
Here is the moment you have all been waiting for! Introducing our new Rocket and Rainbow Baff Bombz. You have probably seen these all over our social media pages and if you’re reading this then you’re interested… obviously!
You already know our famous Slime and Gelli Baff but if you fancy something a bit different this is the perfect place to start. The Zimpli Kids team are going absolutely crazy over them and know that you will love them too.
The Story Behind the Baff Bombz
A few months ago, we were all getting on with our work (being busy as usual!). Then one of the Zimpli team shouted, “I HAVE AN IDEA!”. We eagerly listened to their ideas tentatively, “We can create a rainbow Baff Bomb and the cloud releases a vibrant rainbow”, we all thought this was an amazing idea, it’s so unique and different! We all gathered around then started collecting our fabulous ideas and developing them even further which lead us to creating the Rocket Baff Bomb too. From thinking of the idea, to creating the Baff Bomb, testing, and designing the packaging, this produced what we would call the ultimate bath time experience!
Zimpli Kids mission is to do their bit for the planet, whilst creating fun, safe toys and the new Baff Bombz are certainly no exception. The Rainbow and Rocket Baff Bombz are 100% safe on skin, biodegradable and a huge 98% of the packaging is recyclable.
The Baff Bomb comes in its very own box with clear instructions on how to use the product. (You need to make sure you read these as there is a special technique to follow so you get the best effect of the Baff Bomb).
GRAB ONE TODAY BEFORE THEY GO!!
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We are excited to announce that we have taken our educational products to the next level, not only are they fun, but they are now eco-friendly. The range uses our certified biodegradable powders, paper bags instead of plastic bags plus fully recyclable ‘no frills’ packaging ideal for classrooms.
Zimpli have moved from plastic bags to paper bags which can be recycled with the retail box and leaflet in standard paper/card recycling.
It isn’t just the educational range that has had an eco-makeover, all of Zimpli’s retail boxes and CDU’s have been changed to recycled board
Zimpli Kids now manufacture 95%+ of our products in our company owned UK factory with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation.
The Gelli and Slime powder is a certified biodegradable toy after both passing the Bio-degradation Test OECD 301B as tested by Intertek. The OECD 301B test adds a product to sewerage, and measures its rate of bio-degradation. Zimpli Kids products are classed as biodegradable according to the standard.
When a child is born, they use their senses to discover the world around them, these senses include smell, sound, sight, taste and touch. This is usually the reason why parents must keep both eyes on their kids 24/7, as we normally find babies and toddlers trying to put everything into their mouths; this is only because they are trying to explore everything around them!
What is Sensory Play?
Sensory Play are activities which help stimulate the senses. Such activities promote and naturally encourage children with autism to play, create, investigate and explore all whilst they use scientific processes during these activities which help them develop such things like:
Sensory Play is perfect for helping children understand and develop their understanding of sensory information, therefore, increasing and creating stronger connections in the brain. By allowing children to partake in activities which are varied, fun and exciting this will grant autistic children the opportunity to expand on their understanding of their senses and take control of their own sensory experiences.
Activities for Autism and how Zimpli can help
So, we bet you’re wondering why we’ve been rambling on about Sensory Play, when you want to hear about how Zimpli Kids products can help instead? Well, we have you covered with a super fun variety of activities that are perfect for autism and sensory play.
What do Parents think?
On a daily basis, we reach out to many influencers to review our products and we ask them to give us honest opinions about our Gelli and Slime. We’ve recently started reaching out to more parents who are struggling to find activities which will help their child with autism. Here is what a couple of them had to say:
Zimpli Kids is a UK-based company that specializes in sensory play products. Their flagship products are Slime Baff and Gelli Baff, which transform ordinary water into a thick slime and goo, respectively. They both provide for really unique textures.
“ My 6 year old on the other hand was not sure and certainly not keen on the idea of jumping in like his brother. He struggles with new things as he needs processing time and the idea that you can have a green bath was new to him. We put some of the Slime Baff in the sink for him to play with and get used to the texture first. After about 10 minutes he joined his brother in the bath.”
Faye is a real sensory seeker; she seeks out sensory feedback constantly. We plan lots of sensory time into our day to day activities to meets Faye’s sensory needs. Faye spent a long time playing with the slime, adding in some bath toys halfway through her bath. Faye particularly enjoyed letting the slime drip through her bath net.”
We believe that in today’s modern world everyone should be doing their best to help save the environment one tiny step at a time. At Zimpli Kids being green is very important to us and we believe that creating a fully eco-friendly range is the new frontier to making those small steps which will eventually help to save our planet.
Today most retailers and manufacturers are guilty of majorly misusing plastic materials by ‘over sizing’ and ‘overusing’ plastic packaging due to the easy accessibility of it.
Due to the many years of overusing plastic materials it has had a massive effect on many businesses carbon footprints and the pollution of plastic materials being dumped into landfills, rivers and oceans causing nano and micro plastics to damage our wildlife. It is imperative that we imprint an example onto the next generation of how crucial it is not to misuse plastic materials!
More and more companies and parents alike are starting to understand the importance of this issue and are realising the fact that, ‘Plastic is not fantastic’, and that other materials can be used.
We are determined to make a difference and save the planet one Gelli Baff at a time by becoming more and more driven to do our part in saving the environment! All of our packaging is 100% recyclable, made from recycled board and all our powders are certified biodegradable.
Super Cool Eco-Friendly Play
If you love our products and love being eco-friendly, then you can get your hands on our Eco Range very soon (Keep an eye out)!
Also, don’t forget to keep sending in your images of you using our products for a chance to feature our Zimpli kids Instagram!
What is Sensory Play?
Before we start to talk about the benefits of Sensory Play, here is a simple explanation of what it is.
Sensory Play is an activity that helps to stimulate the children’s senses of touch, hearing, taste, sight and smell. It is the perfect opportunity for children to explore all five of their senses and use them to explore the world around them.
The sensory market has become extremely important for Zimpli Kids and really has opened up a new audience for us. Parents are now starting to introduce sensory play to their children from a really early age, even as young as 12 months – as it has been proven to help with child development.
Due to the unique goo like texture, bright colours and sweet scents of Zimpli Kids best selling products Gelli Baff and Slime Baff, it has been used in multi-sensory and messy play all over the world. This has encouraged us to delve into the world of sensory play, to learn how these activities (and our products) benefit your little ones.
Benefits of Sensory Play
Using creative thinking skills and expressing creativity are important self-esteem builders and can be developed through sensory play activities. Gelli and slime provide the perfect base for your child’s imagination to run wild and develop their creativity. Why not give them a go…
“This Slime Baff must be the most popular sensory play invitation we’ve had ALL year! I set up an ocean themed tuff tray with the slime, sand and shells which has encouraged lots of mixing and
Sensory play is really important for developing children’s physical skills as most activities require multiple muscles to work together. Especially with our products, children reinforce and practice their small motor skills while pouring water, measuring powder, stirring and manipulating the goo or slime. They learn to control and give their bodies directions to accomplish tasks as they explore the new, unique texture.
“This was actually the first time we had explored Gelli and Little was amazed, diving her hands straight in to explore! Little did lots of scooping and pouring, filling, used her imagination to bake a cake and make a smoothie and had lots of fun as the cups slipped and slid everywhere!”
Should you start integrating sensory play into your child’s everyday life?
Of course! Sensory, Messy, tactile play are popular phrases at the moment and it will only increase as more research highlights the importance further.
Putting some time aside for your child to develop their senses is important and can be made simple with Zimpli Kids products. Just add water to our Gelli, Slime or SnoPlay and you have yourself a unique sensory activity - that keeps kids quiet for hours!