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I'm a mother of a little girl with Classic Autism and like so many other children who have been diagnosed she loves the sensory toys in the hospital and over the last few months I have been trying to access these kinds of sensory toys from local Toy Libraries and other services but the toys that I would like are always out for months on end so I had been considering buying bubble tubes, fibre optics and some softplay things but the realised that it was going to cost alot of money so that's when I came up with the idea for my new business that can help parents like myself get access to a whole range of exciting and unique toys. None of us want to spend thousands on toys that the children will get bored of in a month but we want to encourage that spark in them that these special toys create. It's a Toy hire service http://hireatoy.wordpress.com/ that allows parents, grandparents, nurseries and creches a way to offer special and unique toys in an affordable, eco-conscious and fun way through hiring instead of buying.
I am really keen to know what parents of special needs children think of the idea, we have been having orders already for the classic toys and fun packs but the main inspiration for the business was to help other families who are in similar situations to us. If you have any feedback I would love to hear about it and any requests for toys that we should offer.
Thanks so much,
sensory toys are both fun and educational- and you don't have to pay out huge $$$ for them- uluslay you can just find fun objects that have neat and safe textures- my daughter is 9 months old and she still likes the poofy bath sponges, toothbrushes, and rubbery toys that I bought her at the $1 store more than any of the expensive toys that she owns- especially with all of the variety she gets- she sits on the floor with a pile of wierd random stuff and picks the best until she bores of it then goes to the other- I would not say out the $ for leap pad ever- in my opinion they are better at marketing than educating- you can get music making toys- drums, pianos etc. that allow the kids to learn cause and effect, color, size, shape, depth- and most anything and do it in a way that also encourages creativity on top of it- the biggest difference is with the cheaper toys you actually have to interact with children to help them learn all the great things that parents should be teaching their kids in the first place
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