Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table
Most kids with autism like to relax by doing repetitive behaviours such as twirl our hair or tap a pencil. I think its safe to assume that doing these kinds of actions helps them to feels good in some way. It may counteract an overwhelming sensory environment, or alleviate the high levels of internal anxiety these kids typically feel every day. Some of these behaviours can appear odd to some people and can sometimes isolate them. Play ing with sand in a repetitive can satisfy their need to engage in a repetitive behaviour but also allow them the opportunity to play explore other senses through texture and touch.
Kids Tactile Sensory Experience - Jelly BeadZ 3 Color-Blue-Water Bead Gel 3 Pks of 10 Grams Per Pack
Children with autism often have difficulty processing sensory information such as textures, sounds, smells, tastes, brightness and movement. When an environment is filled with lots of sensations the feeling can become overwhelming. Allowing for a clam controlled environment where one sensation can be isolated from others allows the child to explore the sensation without becoming overwhelmed. These jelly beads have a jelly like texture without being sticky. They can also act as a mini under-the-sea model by adding sea-life toys.
Nature Sensations Bumblee Bee Wiggles
KushSack King Kush 6ft Micro Suede
KushSack King Kush is a giant beanbag with a velvety soft texture. It’s large enough for a child to cocoon themselves inside it. The bag can then apply deep, even pressure around their body giving the sensation of a hug but without the sensory overload they would experience from a hug given by a person. Just like any other giant beanbag it can be used as a chair or to wrestle with for soft play. The size and weight adds to its function as a reassuring calming tool for any child with autism. The velvety surface has a reassuring texture that adds to the calming sensation.