Treasure Baskets, Sensory Play Resources and Training
Our senses are the gateway to all learning, essential to children's development and 'hardwiring' the brain for learning. Recognised as the Sensory Play Company we specialise in providing an exciting range of sensory toys. Our hand-made EN71 certified treasure baskets and award-winning sensory-rich resources are perfect for providing early sensory stimulation, a sensory education and relief for children and adults with sensory processing problems. All our products are developed through extensive research and testing. See our Twitter feed for the latest news, information and ideas. We offer five product ranges in addition to training and research: Playscope, Sensory Bambini, Little Explorers, Sensory Tales and SEN.
**Christmas Postage Dates**
Our last dispatch date, for guaranteed Christmas delivery will be 18th December 2014.
If you think you may miss this date, please contact us as we may be able sort something else out..................or have you considered buying a Gift Voucher?? Email us at email@example.com for more information
We launched our new training course at the end of November – Bringing the Curriculum Alive through Sensory Play. It received rave reviews “Was a great course. Got alot from the course to take back to my setting. Would recommend people attend this course and the Tutor was great." "I got lots of ideas for activities to implement at nursery. I also learnt the best way to use treasure baskets” "Really enjoyed this training course." For more information on the training that we offer, please visit our training page
Baby Curve Triumphs in Junior Design Award
We're delighted to announce that our beautiful new toy in the Sensory Bambini range - Baby Curve - is the overall winner in the 0-2 years Toys category of the Junior Design Awards 2014! Following in the footsteps of world leading toy manufacturer, Stieff and their jointed bear, the Wishbone Balance Bike, the 2013 winner, and Hippichick’s Moover pram, Highly Commended in 2012 , it really is an amazing achievement to be this year’s winner. Yippee! To clebrate, Play to Z staff joined the team at Saffron Walden Carpentry for tea, scrumptious home-baked cake and lots of fun posing for photos with our gorgeous trophy. Check out more photos coming soon, and here are a few words from Creative Director Sue Gascoyne... " I'm unbelievably proud not just to have won this outstanding accolade but to have done so in partnership with this fantastic social enterprize. For the adults with learning difficulties to be able to produce a toy that is so beautiful and of such high quality that it follows in the footsteps of Steiff and other great design classics,is truly amazing."
Our new catalogue packed full of fantastic sensory toys is now available. Click here to download your copy. We're also now offering an exciting range of chewable jewellery click here to download our fabulous 'Chewies' catalogue featuring some wonderfully stylish necklaces and bracelets not available elsewhere in the UK.
We are also really excited to launch several new products that didn't quite make it in the catalaogue.Take a look at these wonderful children's toys and gift ideas...
- The Playscope Kaisa Treasure Basket is filled with sensory-rich safety tested treasures and its price is equally attractive!
- The wonderful new Aubergine Mini Stacking Hoops is now available. Says Creative Director, Sue Gascoyne 'I'm really excited about this new addition to the range, as not only does it echo our signature brand colour but as I discovered from the gorgeous ladies at one of the centres for adults with physical disabilities which make them, purple is their favourite colour, so it's given them some extra 'joi de vivre!'
- Baby Curve is the first in a line of gorgeous solid wood baby toys to add to our Sensory Bambini range. Exquisitely made from chunky wood Baby Curve exudes quality and is perfect for developing fine motor skills, problem solving, sorting as well as giving meaning to a host of mathematical language. Beautifully-crafted by adults with learning difficulties and disabilities in the UK and expertly designed, Baby Curve is the new must-have toy for discerning parents. We think you'll agree that that's one Christmas present wrapped up!
Some fantastic new SEN products - don't forget to ask about how you can claim vat exemption.
- Jumbo and Mini Calming Sets - A fabulous selection of tried and tested calming toys. Each quality toy is perfect for providing children with a range of sensory feedback, visual cues and calming relief.
- Jumbo and Mini Fidget Sets - Wonderful quality tried and tested fidget toys, perfect for providing stigma-free sensory and proprioceptive feedback as children fidget to their hearts content. Great for supporting self occupying and offering calming relief, what sets this child-friendly set apart is the inclusion of solid wood fidgets.
- This wonderfully tactile and versatile set of three sensory flowers, the Fidget Flower Set is handmade in the UK. The vivid colours, soft purple fleece and cord, silky ribbons provide a wealth of early sensory stimulation. The bells of the Bell Flower, lavender scent and moveable bug of Sensory Flower and beany filling of Beany Flower make this set a feast for the senses. Perfect for occupying and calming fiddling fingers, developing hand-eye coordination and exploring cause and effect, this tactile flower set is a must for babies, young children and SEN.
Speaking of Christmas if you're looking for some children's gift ideas then why not take a look at the Play to Z team's hot Christmas picks.
We're delighted to share our latest roaring success announced 16 September 2014, as the Stegosaurus Calming Combo scooped Silver in the Independent Toy Awards 2014! Play to Z joins the likes of toy heavyweights Kiddi Moto, Le Toy Van, Hexbug, BigJigs and other big names in winning a silver award, so we're pretty chuffed as you can imagine. If you want to shout from the rooftops too you can download our press release here.
Sensory Play Plus is our exclusive new annual membership scheme designed to support you professionally and personally. It provides up to date confidential advice and guidance in all aspects of sensory play, plus a range of other benefits designed to save you money and develop your skills in an easy and flexible way. Once a member you’ll be entitled to a range of unique training, research and resource benefits. Click here to find out how Sensory Play Plus can benefit you.
Click here to see the first brilliant clip in a new series of product features from our team of expert product reviewers.
Sensory Bambini Parties
If you love our gorgeous multi-award winning resources, enjoy bagging yourself a bargain and you're overdue an enjoyable evening in with friends, then you won’t want to miss our Sensory Bambini parties.
As parents we want the best for our children but with busy lives, shopping for the perfect present can become a chore. A Sensory Bambini party offers the chance to discover for yourself what makes our multi award-winning resources so special and with helpful guidance on hand you can be sure that any purchases are a wise investment as well as a real hit with little ones.
Whether you invite a group of friends over for a relaxed evening of sampling some extra special British-made toys or arrange a session with your little one’s to find out which gorgeous toy they find irresistible, an exclusive Sensory Bambini party could be perfect for you. Follow our twitter feed for more information.
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