Not-for-profit social enterprise, Sensational Kids, has an online store, www.sensationalkids.ie, which offers a wide range of toys, books and other products that kids and parents alike will adore this Christmas. Each item has been carefully chosen to help nurture and foster children’s learning and development. 100% of the profits from the store go to subsidising therapy services including Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy for children of all abilities, including those with special needs. Sensational Kids provides these services in four locations across Ireland, one in each Province. Since its formation in 2007, the organization has helped almost 7,000 families around Ireland and saved them over €1.5million. Buying a toy from Sensational Kids makes a real difference to families throughout the country.
Reading is a gift for life and Sensational Kids stocks a beautiful collection this festive season. The Twinkly Twinkly Fairies (€14.95) will delight fairy loving kids and features light up pages. Wind-Up Busy Car (€18.95) is more than a book and includes a mini wind-up car that travels through the pages and helps develop fine motor skills through the wind-up action.
Imaginative play is a vital skill for children’s development and a huge focus for Sensational Kids’ toy range. The Animal Care Activity Center (€250.00) and Wooden Project Workbench (€85.00) are two great options for ages three and above to let creativity flow. Both products come with role play props to assist children get into character.
Sensational Kids has a great range of wall mounted activity board games, which focus on a variety of skills including fine motor skills, maths and turn taking and are suitable from 12 months and up. These activity panels are also great for encouraging developmental milestones such as sitting, high kneeling or standing and can be easily mounted at any height. The Horse Activity Board retails at €47 and features turning wheels and movable coloured beads.
Finding one’s balance and keeping it is very important for child development. The Balancing Seesaw (€23.00) from Sensational Kids requires intense concentration and focus while also strengthening leg muscles. It’s a fun workout for the mind and body and can be used both in and outdoors.
Sensational Kids has a wide range of sensory toys, which are perfect for all children, including Touchable Bubbles (€2.50), the Rain Maker (€20.00) and the Shake n Roll Musical Set (€21). These toys stimulate the senses engaging children in a variety of ways and aid their multi-sensory development.
The Dolphin Balancing Game (€19.50) is a beautiful wooden toy, which focuses on developing critical thinking, hand-eye coordination and turn taking, as children try to balance the shapes on the dolphin’s stomach.
There is also an option to purchase a Sensory Mystery Box (with prices starting from €10.00). This box is filled with surprise sensory products, so who knows what you might get! The value of the contents always exceeds the retail price.
All of these great Christmas gifts are available now at www.sensationalkids.ie and will be delivered to your door. Support an Irish children’s service this Christmas and give the gift of learning and development to the children in your life.
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