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Motor skills toys

Toys to help children fine tune their motor skills are actually common place. They’ve been used for years to help those with developmental disabilities and these motor skills toys are incredibly valuable training aids. Using toys such as these, many children with severe problems really do have a chance at leading a much more normal life than ever before thanks to the fact that these sensory toys are designed to help people acquire fine motor skills / better coordination.

Motor skills toys really do work. Countless studies throughout the UK prove that these toys are effective in both children and adults, and they’re also proving popular amongst parents who want to ensure their kids get the best toys possible. Overall, motor skills toys are proving more popular than ever, and the good news is they really are beneficial.

Today, motor skills toys come in all shapes and sizes. They may be designed to help fine-tune coordination or alternatively simply make life easier for the user – these toys are also being used more and more in nursery and primary schools in a bid to help children gain better control of their sensory skills. Typically, they aim to enhance motor skills by using a multi-sensory approach when it comes to giving ‘feedback’.

That means effectively, that while a toy may require it’s user to push buttons, the buttons may be textured so they’re easy to feel, coloured so they’re easy to see and when the user pushes the button, the toy may make a sound. It doesn’t sound like much, but this multi-sensory approach is proving to be a critically important development in sensory / motor skills toys, and today it’s popular in all sorts of toys, from baby toys to occupational therapy toys and training aids.

With many reasons that children and even adults lack motor skills, treatment often involves occupational therapy, which over time hopes to help train motor skills. It’s been found that even when one particular sensory skill is lost, it’s possible to compensate and find a ‘workaround’ with sufficient training. Motor skills toys are used to facilitate such training and ensure that the user has the best chance possible for success.

That’s good news for children with developmental disabilities, adults with sensory loss and just about everyone. Even parents with normal children are taking advantage of motor skills toys as even normal toys today are a great deal more interactive than ever before, taking advantage of sensory skills research and manufacturers are now creating toys which are educational, great value for money and provide your child with a valuable experience.

Motor skills toys are just one example of sensory skills toys and training aids which are available, and indeed today there are a range of products that you can take advantage of. From vestibular toys which help with spatial awareness to proprioception toys which are similar to fine motor toys, there are now countless toys and training aids available to help just about anyone.


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