The Home of Environmentally Friendly Sensory Toys!
We're delighted to see how important green credentials are becoming in people's choices about what to eat, wear, play and educate with, but for Play to Z, eco friendly and socially responsive resources have always been our focus. All our sensory toys and equipment are picked for their safety assurance, sensory appeal, play value, quality and durability.
We're very proud of our range of colourful and robust wooden sensory toys. Built to last these provide quality sensory-rich opportunities for pretend play and stigma-free fidgeting.
Puppets & Storytelling Toys
We think you'll love our selection of fantastic puppets, stories and toys, Great for igniting a love of stories and storytelling, children and adults won’t be able to resist bringing these realistic puppets to life and adding an extra special dimension to stories, pretend play or peek-a-boo.
Brimming with retro appeal, our wonderful range of vintage toys, featuring eye catching patterns and colours, will give adults opportunities for sharing cherished memories while children discover the simple wonders of these timeless traditional playthings.
Carefully Selected Non-Wooden Toys
We offer a select range of carefully sourced non-wooden resources, each tried and tested to ensure they work. They are robust enough to withstand lots of play, sensory use and fidgeting and are built to last to ensure that they can be used and enjoyed time and again rather than contributing to the throw-away culture. Made in rubber or silicon these are practical wipe clean resources, especially useful when complying with Covid-19 safety advice. Although incredibly useful in everyday life, sadly many children's lives are proliferated with sensory-free plastic toys, crockery and cutlery. Here at Play to Z we want to do our bit to redress this imbalance. Man-made resources like plastic and silicon are useful as they mean that children can experience light-up resources, great for exploring cause and effect and developing mastery and have Covid-safe options that can be easily wiped clean, but a balance is needed to ensure that children get plenty of tactile and other sensory stimuli too...
Environmental, sustainability and ethical issues have always been at the heart of our British-based company and this is more important than ever this Christmas. We think it's important to be able to trust in the resources that you buy, so as well as being sure that they are going to please the lucky recipient's, we think you'll be impressed by their quality, versatility, play and learning value. Author and founder Sue Gascoyne is proud to support positive climate action by hand-selecting quality resources that are tried and tested and built to last so that our toys and resources are not just for Christmas.
Together we can work together to make a difference to our precious world.
With an understanding about the environment and our impacts more important than ever, we think you'll like our new resources, coming soon, focusing on issues like deforestation, ocean plastics, transport, waste and biodiversity. With their appeal for children across the ages and spotlight on key environmental and sustainability issues are sure to become ‘must have’ resources this Christmas and in 2022.
Covid-19 Virus Safety Measures
The interests of our customers, our team and the communities that we support and work with are at the centre of everything we do, and this is particularly important during these challenging times. With this in mind, we wanted to reassure you that we have put in place a number of robust measures designed to make health and safety a top priority, whilst still ensuring that we can best meet children and families sensory, physical and emotional needs. We take our responsibility for safety extremely seriously so are following Government guidelines on Covid-19 to enable schools, pastoral teams, nurseries, social services and families to order essential sensory equipment, toys and play resources during lockdown. Safety has always been at the heart of everything that we do, so you’ll be pleased to hear that after a precautionary deep clean, we’re open for business with gloves and masks donned ready to meet your sensory equipment, learning and play needs.
Sensory Play Resources & Equipment, Play Therapy and Training
Sensory engagement is essential to children's development, wellbeing and learning. For over 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 adults with dementia and special educational needs and training for practitioners. Our handmade, ethical and award-winning heuristic play resources, of which Stacking Hoops and Mini Stacking Hoops are stand out products, provide early sensory stimulation and a sensory education, not to mention being unique and ethical, as they are made in the UK by adults with physical and learning disabilities.
Our resources are also suitable for supporting children and adults' wellbeing. We provide equipment for addressing sensory processing and sensory attachment challenges, as well as emotional and behavioural difficulties. Particularly effective is our range of tried and tested carefully selected resources for 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 or designed by author, Play Therapist and sensory engagement specialist Sue Gascoyne.
Safety is paramount which is why many of our resources are 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. Sustainability and ethical practices have always been at the heart of everything we do. 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. You can read about our environmental commitment to the planet hereand find out what we have planned to further minimise our global footprint in 2021. If you‘re an advocate of Best of British we think you’ll like what you’ll see! For all the very latest news and product updates please click here or follow our Twitter feed!