Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Children's Furniture Heaven

Every child will love to have children's furniture from SensoryEdge. The website offers a huge variety of children's furniture from child sized sofas to bubble furniture to furniture accessories. A few of the great selections of children's furniture are listed below.

Each item listed in the children's furniture is fun for children and sturdy for little hands. Kids love to see their names on items they can call their own so the child's personalized clothes rack is a perfect choice for any child. They love to hang up their coat or sweater on their very own clothes rack. Racks are available in either primary colors or pastel colors.

There are also a variety of children's desks available in various color options. The computer desk is a great piece of children's furniture that fits the child's size and needs. The tabletop has a slot for computer cables and there is also a slide-out keyboard tray. The computer desk comes in either pastel or primary colors as well. This piece of children's furniture would be a great asset to any child's room.

A mother's favorite piece of children's furniture is always the toy box. The toy chest selections available from Sensory Edge are a far cry from the plain jane chests known in the past. The toy chest children's furniture is sturdy, safe, and durable. There are many different kinds of toy chests available so picking just one may be a challenge. There is a sports theme chest, captain's chest, circus chest, and princess chest, just to name a few.

The most versatile chest is the child's wooden captain's chest. Not only is it hand made of solid knotty pine but it also comes with a safety approved lid that prevents it from falling on little fingers. This great piece of children's furniture also comes in a large variety of colors. It can also be personalized to make it extra special for the child.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Autism And How Sensory Toys Help Development

Most children love to explore the world around them using all their senses but some children with Autism need some help to appreciate the world by using sensory toys. Children with Autism have a preferred way of what and how they want to do things. Some may prefer to use their sense of smell over vision while others may prefer to rock back and forth rather than listen to talk around them, since the rocking sensation feels good to them. This kind of behavior may be confusing to those around children with Autism but actually the behavior gives clues to the preferred sensory communication the child likes to use. Once the sensory channel is defined for the Autistic child, use of the sensory toys will be able to enhance communication with the child and maintain a longer attention span. Sensory toys will allow some special one on one time with the Autistic child while playing with a toy that all can understand.

Many children with Autism need sensory toys that will allow them to fidget. This fidgeting allows aids them in concentration and learning. Some of the best sensory toys for this particular Autistic need would be stretchy toys, soft pliable toys and vibrating toys.

Another great sensory toy for Autistic children is the Sensy Therapy ball. This ball is soft to the touch but has numerous small bumps all over the surface that stimulate the child's pressure points. This sensory toy is always a favorite among Autistic children because they love to feel the bumpiness of the ball.

Sometimes larger balls that are covered with textured material can be a great tool for Autistic children. This kind of sensory toy enhances the feeling of touch. Balls that also have noise makers in them can highlight the Autistic child's sense of sound as well. The larger size allows children with Autism more success in playing catch.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Welcome to

As the parents of two young children, we understand the importance of providing them with the right toys and learning products. When we had our first child we had no idea what kind of toys we should purchase; we bought what we thought was cute. As he grew, we learned that he had a speech disorder and sensory integration issues. It was then that we discovered how truly important it is to have the right educational and sensory-based products. It is with this in mind that we created

We are dedicated to providing the best items at great prices. We also want to be a resource for caregivers. We will be publishing articles and activities from parents, teachers, and therapists in our newsletter.If you're looking for something you don't see, let us know - we may be able to get it for you. We are constantly researching and adding new products so bookmark us and visit often. We know you could shop anywhere, so thanks for stopping by.