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.
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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!