Sensory Toys & Equipment

The sensory toys and equipment we provide makes a huge difference to the children we support in hospital… A lot of the children we support are in hospital long-term and although the main focus is on getting them better, fixing their injury or managing their condition, it is important to continue other areas of mental and physical development at the same time. Sensory play:

  • Builds nerve connections within the developing brain’s neural pathways, which trigger a child’s inclination for and ability in completing more complex learning tasks
  • Supports language development, cognitive growth, motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction
  • Aids in developing and enhancing memory functioning
  • Is great for calming an anxious or frustrated child

For a child in hospital or with a chronic illness it is really important to continue these areas of development. Also, on a simpler note the sensory lights we provide can have incredible short term positives for children:

  • For children with sever disabilities sensory toys can provide brilliant stimulation for them
  • For children who are very poorly having a colour changing cube to look at whilst in bed can distract them from their pain or discomfort
  • Watching a light box change colour and/or listening to the lullabies on the projectors can calm a child and help them get to sleep
  • During receiving treatment watching a projector of light cube can distract a child so their injection, or one of many other procedures the children we support have to have done, is much easier to manage for everyone.