Benefits of our Products
Benefits of our products
Our aim is to make play fun, ease pressure off parents by helping parents create an inviting play space by sharing our ideas and most of all create memories!
Sensory Squish Benefits
Development of Fine Motor Skills
Manipulating Sensory Squish by rolling, squishing, flattening and poking helps to develop, build and strengthen muscles and tendons in the hands, fingers and wrists. In order to be able to write, draw, use scissors and have the strength to cut and complete fine motor tasks we need to have well developed finger dexterity. Strength development in the wrists, hands and fingers also has the ability to improve throwing and catching skills together with general hand/eye coordination skills.
Calming and Emotional Regulation
Sometimes children may require assistance to help emotionally regulate themselves. A safe way for children to vent and express their frustration is by thumping, squishing and pounding Sensory Squish. The essential oils used in Sensory Squish also have the ability to help a child’s anxiety levels.
Creativity and Imagination
Making a child feel valued and instilling within them a sense of self-worth is, as any parent will appreciate, very important (particularly from a self-esteem viewpoint). Helping a child feel successful and proud of what they have created or achieved is something which assists in providing a sense of independence and achievement. To that end, Sensory Squish allows children to be imaginative and have the freedom to create whatever they like.
Teaching cooperation is a skill that everyone can benefit from – both today (e.g. in relation to peers and/or siblings) and also later on in life – particularly in the workplace. Allowing someone into your play space can be very tricky – however, when guided by an adult two children can soon realise that helping each other/combining their ideas can lead to wonderful things.
For example, to construct a person, one child may love rolling the Sensory Squish into balls whilst the other child may be really good at rolling the Sensory Squish into long thin arms and legs – by communicating and working together they have the ability to make a person. This scenario highlights the benefits of teamwork and sharing. For children from approximately 4 years of age, the example referred to above also has the ability to promote back and forth dialogue, thereby creating the opportunity to develop social language and to learn how to take turns in a conversation. This can encourage them to, play with a friend rather than playing alone.
Numbers and Shapes
Making shapes, creating patterns, comparing lengths and dividing the Sensory Squish amongst friends, nicely falls within the number and shapes category. For children in the first stages of learning addition and subtraction, Sensory Squish can be a great visual tool to help explain the basics.
Expressive language may be used when a child is manipulating the Sensory Squish and telling their peers what they are creating. Similarly, receptive skills may be used when a child is watching their peers do so or listening to an instruction. We encourage oral language by talking about what is happening/what we are doing. This can also create a great opportunity for a parent or an educator to introduce new vocabulary in a repetitive way.
“Can you roll, roll, roll like me?”
“Help me chop, chop, chop!”
Comment rather than interrogate with multiple questions.
For older children opposites may be introduced for example:
“If I make a long one, can you make a short one?”
“Your ball is a big ball but mine is only a small ball”