child development information

At SensoryEdge our mission is help parents and providers make smart choices when it comes to creating their kids’ environments.

Creating environments appropriate for the children who will be using them is often overlooked. Educating and supporting our community is a big part of what we do and fundamental to our philosophy as a company so we have created this resource for all communities we serve.

SensoryEdge at Anatex Photo Shoot: Sneak Peak 2

  I promised you more of our sneak peak at the new Anatex waiting room collection but I thought I’d share my thoughts about a couple of last years products. I have been looking through the pictures and video I took at the photo shoot. I am so excited about the new products and even the new pictures of some of our old favorites. For example, although they debuted last year I had not seen the Anatex Fire Engine or Submarine Activity Centers in action. My son Jack could not decide which activity toy he liked better. In between set changes he kept walking off the set to play with both of them. At first I thought the Fire Engine Activity Center had stolen the show. He spent at least half an hour spinning the steering wheel, pretending to honk the horn, and shifting the gears. He loved the pathfinder vehicle maze and gears on the side with the colorful fire engine graphics.    Anatex Submarine   When the set designer put the vehicle themed toys away to roll out the under the sea waiting room toys I thought Jack was going to go off the set to keep playing with the Fire Engine. Although he started to follow it as it was removed from the set he ran right back when he saw the Submarine Activity Center take its place. I know the eye-catching graphics drew him in but the innovative design kept him playing for a long time. He could not get enough of the working periscope. He kept looking into the viewfinder amazed that he could... read more

SensoryEdge at Anatex Photo Shoot Part 1

  Before we launched the SensoryEdge website it was just a kernel of an idea. A dream my husband and I shared to create a store that would cater to people like us – parents of special kids who loved to play with toys. To get started our first order of business was to decide what we wanted to sell on our website. Having never been in the toy and furniture business before I resorted to the some advice I once got from a professor. You see I was once an aspiring writer and the best advice I ever got was to write about what I know and what interests me.                             I figured that advise worked for sales too so I went into my oldest child’s room and found his favorite toy to find out who made it. It was the Original Rollercoaster bead maze toy by Anatex. The next day Anatex was the first call I made and their toys were the first thing we purchased to sell in our store at   Anatex and their waiting room toys have been with us from the very beginning. It was especially sweet and flattering when they asked two of our children to participate in a photo shoot for their latest catalog. My kids had so much fun and I got a sneak peak at their newest line of products.   Over the next few weeks we will be debuting some of Anatex’s new waiting room toys and furniture. We will be sharing with... read more