4 sensory chew playthings for children with special needs
Children with special needs, especially ones who have autism, always need sensory stimulation. Sensory stimulation is beneficial to these kids in a lot of ways. The children with special needs suffer from anxiety if they are faced with sensory overload and thus they need to chew on things which will help them to subside the agitation. Children with special needs require special care and hence the parents are always worried about them. Such children cannot be given any and everything to play with as it can otherwise affect their health and worsen their conditions. Normal toys are not all safe for chewing and thus such children need to be provided with toys which will provide them with delight as well as serve as a chew toy.There are many Sensory stimulation toys which are specially manufactured keeping the needs of such children in mind. Some such toys are-
- Tactile tiger arm band- This particular arm band is visually impressive as well as desirable for those children who continuously need tactile input. Whenever they need to relieve themselves from stress they can chew on this tiger band. It serves both as an accessory as well as a sensory chew thing and can be easily given to any child above the age of 3 years. This is easily washable and you can keep it sanitized too if you want them to be free from germs.
- P and Q- These two letters of alphabet made from PVC free plastic is ideal as a sensory chew thing. The two letters are available in exciting colours that are visually attractive to a child. They can chew away to their heart’s wish on these letters. The letters can also be used for a child who is teething. It keeps the mouth open which facilitates the exercise of jaws and lips and helps to encourage a child to engage in sound play.
- Chew stixx- It is pair of two sticks fused together in the form of the letter X. The entire stick has textured surface which promotes positive development in the children wanting some sensory input. The chewing on this stick helps to develop the tactile sensations as well as the power of jaws in children.
- Chew Lolly fun chews - Shaped like a lollypop, it comes with a loop where the child can properly hold on to. The lollypop can be suckled and chewed by the child and it also has bumpy surface which can provide enough stimulation to the child.