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.”