Treasure Baskets, Sensory Play Resources and Training
Our senses are the gateway to all learning, essential to children's development and 'hardwiring' the brain for lifelong learning. Recognised as The Sensory Play Company we specialise in providing an exciting range of sensory resources and toys. Our handmade EN71 certified Treasure Baskets and award-winning sensory-rich resources are perfect for providing early sensory stimulation, a sensory education and calming relief for children and adults with sensory processing problems. All our products are developed by author and resident expert Sue Gascoyne, through extensive research and testing. We're proud that our resources are made in the UK and many are handmade by adults with physical and learning disabilities. See our Twitter feed for the latest news, information and ideas.
We’ve been busy working on our new catalogue packed full of tried and tested favourites as well as some gorgeous new sensory toys and resources. Click here to download a copy, or contact the Play to Z team on 01206 796722 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request your very own copy. If you‘re an advocate of Best of British we think you’ll like what you’ll see!
We've added some content to the Play to Z YouTube channel - we've now posted a link to Sue's presentation on how Neuroscience can help us understand SEN, filmed live at last year's Autism Show.
Coming soon, Sue Gascoyne - Early Years Training & Consultancy 2015 Training Programme
Following on from the rave reviews about last year's training courses, author and trainer Sue Gascoyne is busily developing an exciting new programme of training for 2015 to take place at the Springlands Training and Assessment Unit. For more information on the training, keynotesa nd workshops that we offer, please visit our training page.
Free Activity Cards
We are excited to announce that with every one of our Original Wicker Treasure Baskets, purchased through our website, you will receive a free set of activity cards. See product description for more information. NB Playscope Kasia Treasure Basket is not included in this offer
Weighted Train conquers the Independent Toy Awards
September sees our newest SEN product - Weighted Train - honoured with a Bronze Medal in the SEN category of the Independent Toy Awards! We are joined in this category by some very well-known brands; Little Tikes, Postman Pat, Tomy with their Lamaze range and Dragons Den favourite Accentuate Games.
Baby Curve Triumphs in Junior Design Award
In December we proudly announced that our beautiful new toy in the Sensory Bambini range - Baby Curve - was crowned overall winner in the 0-2 years Toys category of the Junior Design Awards 2014! Following in the footsteps of world leading toy manufacturer, Stieff and their jointed bear, the Wishbone Balance Bike, the 2013 winner, and Hippichick’s Moover pram, Highly Commended in 2012 , it really is an amazing achievement to be this year’s winner. Yippee! To celebrate, Play to Z staff joined the team at Saffron Walden Carpentry for tea, scrumptious home-baked cake and lots of fun posing for photos with our gorgeous trophy. Check out more photos coming soon, and here are a few words from Creative Director Sue Gascoyne... " I'm unbelievably proud not just to have won this outstanding accolade but to have done so in partnership with this fantastic social enterprize. For the adults with learning difficulties to be able to produce a toy that is so beautiful and of such high quality that it follows in the footsteps of Steiff and other great design classics,is truly amazing." Judging by the flurry of Christmas orders received for Baby Curve, lots of you agreed with the judges and there are some lucky babies and toddlers out there!