This section includes toys, games and activities to provide multisensory stimulation.
Multisensory toys offer a range of combinations of auditory, visual and tactile rewards. For example, they may vibrate, be comprised of various textures, or they may play music. These toys include tubes, balls, mirrors and boxes. Many include provision for switches.
Shape puzzles and inset boards may help a child to recognise and match shapes visually, by sound and/or by touch. The majority of the products are wooden boards with brightly coloured pieces and many of the puzzle pieces have chunky peg handles to make them easier for a child to handle. Some of the products are also designed to encourage colour recognition and counting skills.
Activity boards and centres may be free standing or wall mounted, attached to children's wheelchairs or laid flat on tables, and some allow children to lie underneath them to play. Some are suitable for group play. A range can be folded flat and have carry handles for transporting. These activity boards and centres may have features for visual, tactile and auditory stimulation, such as bells, mirrors., lights. tactile discs and panels. turning knobs.
If you know that there is a certain product that will help you, feel free to browse through our online catalogue or use our search tool for specific product names. National retailers are listed against each product and you can click on their link to go directly to their website to order that product or contact the retailer for more information. Don't forget to tell them you found their information on our site.
If you are unsure about what you need why not try our AskSARA tool to narrow down your search by considering what areas of daily living you need help with.
If you would prefer to speak to someone for advice about daily living equipment, please contact our Helpline on 0300 999 0004.
Our experienced advisors will help you find the solution to your problem and can send you information on products that might help you, where you can buy equipment and other useful organisations that might be able to help you.
You can also post a question on the Youreable forum. it’s free to join the forum and the community is supportive and knowledgeable. The forum is an online community of and for disabled and older people and their families/carers.