Sensory Play Resources & Equipment, Play Therapy and Training
Sue is very excited to be able to share some nuggets of information, tips and approaches to maximising the benefits of messy play in this webinar produced by Spark. She explains: "My passion for understanding the value and potential of children’s material encounters, or Messy Play, draws on research for my latest bookMessy Play in the Early Years – Learning through Material Engagements. In this webinar I invite participants on a messy play journey, covering the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ of messy play, exploding some myths, providing curriculum links, tips and ideas for staff reflection."
Sensory engagement is essential to children's development, wellbeing and learning. For the last 10 years we've made it our business specialising in providing a stimulating range of sensory resources and equipment for babies, toddlers and primary age children as well as special educational needs. 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 being unique and ethical too as many are made in the UK by adults with physical and learning disabilities.
Our resources are also suitable for children and adults with sensory processing, physical, emotional or behavioral difficulties, providing proprioceptive feedback, calming relief or acting as self-regulation and fidget tools. See our Twitter feed for the latest news, information and ideas, or why not have a look at our Sensory Toys Catalogue here brimming with tried and tested Sensory Toys and equipment, carefully selected by author, Play Therapist and sensory engagement specialist Sue Gascoyne.
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!
Check out our gorgeous outdoor therapy space, https://playtoz.co.uk/play-therapy/ a perfect environment for helping children to develop their resilience and express their emotions.
If you've still not laid your hands on our Sensory Toys and Equipment catalogue packed full of tried and tested favourites and some new additions 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. As well as being suitable for mainstream use, 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.
More Sensory Needs and Messy Play Masterclasses coming soon...
What can you expect?
Children's sensory processing difficulties can become an obstacle to learning, and represent a huge challenge for nurseries, schools and parents. This 1 hour session (plus browsing time) from author, Play therapist and trainer Sue Gascoyne, will offer hands-on guidance, demonstrations and bite-sized theory. The session will explore:
How children learn through their senses.
What it feels like to experience the world as a Sensory Being.
Factors to consider when creating an enabling sensory environment.
Low cost measures for supporting the sensory needs of the whole child.
*The Masterclass session takes place between 1.30 and 2.30pm with an opportunity to browse and ask questions between 1.00-3.00.
We know from training feedback how much you appreciate being able to access and use Sue's training materials. With courses on Creativity and Imagination, Science, Enabling Environments for Under Threes, Wellbeing, Sensory Needs and Messy Play, you can access a range of great resources for use in your setting here.
New Products and Back in Stock
The ever-popular Twisty Cubes has now being joined by the gorgeous Pastel Cubes. Trusted favorites like the quality calming Bubble Window are now back in stock. And don't forget the epic flashing rainbow GooBallz - squidgy, light-up, orbie filled stress ball which exudes quality and a wow factor.
Our website has now been updated to improve security settings with site-wide HTTPS so you can browse in confidence. We are also pleased to confirm that you can now place orders or contact us on 01206 796722.