Sensory play is essential to children's development and 'wiring' the brain for lifelong learning. Recognised as The Sensory Play Company we specialise in providing a stimulating range of sensory equipment and toys for babies, toddlers, primary and secondary age children. Our handmade, ethical and award-winning Treasure Baskets, Stacking Hoops and heuristic play resources provide early sensory stimulation and a sensory education, not to mention supporting a great cause as they are made by adults with physical and learning disabilities.Safety is paramount which is why we go to the trouble and expense of offering EN71 and REACH certified resources. All our handmade and fabric resources are made in the UK and designed and developed by author and award winning trainer Sue Gascoyne, following extensive research and testing. We're proud to work with and support several UK-based centres for Adults with Physical or Learning Difficulties who make many of these resources. If you‘re an advocate of Best of British we think you’ll like what you’ll see!
Our resources are also suitable for children and adults with sensory processing, physical, emotional or behavioural difficulties, providing proprioceptive feedback, calming relief or acting as self-regulation tools. See our Twitter feed for the latest news, information and ideas, or why not have a look at our new 2017 catalogue here brimming with tried and tested Sensory Toys and equipment, carefully selected by sensory specialist Sue.
Sue's currently writing her latest book, on Messy Play, so if you'd like to get involved then click here to complete the survey. Messy play is essential for children's development so planning an exciting Messy Play Masterclass where you can discover its numerous benefits, in the new year. In the meantime for Messy Play ideas without destroying the environment, why not check our pinterest boards.
This week we prepare for our first Masterclass - Treasure Baskets - 12th December - and opening the doors of the Play to Z warehouse for the first time for browsing and stocking fillers that Father Christmas would be proud of!
If you've still not laid your hands on our new catalogue packed full of tried and tested favourites as well as some gorgeous new sensory toys and resources, simply 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. Each and every resource has been carefully selected by sensory play specialist and author, Sue Gascoyne, for its proven ability to support children and adults with an array of sensory processing and attachment difficulties, including Autism and ADHD, giving you confidence and peace of mind.
Treasure Basket Masterclass - an opportunity to ask those burning questions and be mentored by Treasure Basket guru Sue Gascoyne, while enjoying a cuppa and slice of homemade cake!
Coming soon, Sue Gascoyne - Early Years Training & Consultancy 2018 Training Programme
Here’s what a childminder said about Sue’s Messy Play course in Wakefield on Saturday:
“I wouldn’t change anything, this course was fantastic”
Following on from rave reviews like these, author and trainer Sue Gascoyne is busily developing an exciting new programme of training for 2018 to take place in our very own Stable training facility. For more information on the training, keynotes and workshops that we offer, please visit our training page.
We know from training feedback how much you appreciate being able to access training materials. Sue began 2017's Training timetable with a bang focusing on 'Creativity and Imagination'. Participants developed ways of understanding, supporting and effectively planning opportunities for children to be truly imaginative within any early years environment. These items will further enable children to explore their creativity and imagination here. Now it's the turn of Messy Play. Watch this space for easy links to our best messy play resources.