Sensory Twistz include twenty connected balls that come together as a circle or pop apart as different strands for kids to manipulate and create. The connected foam balls come in bright colors and patterns but have a smooth uniform texture for visual and tactile sensory appeal. Fine motor skills will be honed as kids interact with the beadlike band during play.
- Problem solving is promoted as kids’ piece all the orbs together or to make different shapes out of the Sensory Twistz.
- Color and pattern identification are incorporated as kids recognize and differentiate each of the Sensory Twistz unique balls.
- Sensory Twistz demonstrates a part-to-whole relationship, which can help kids develop the understanding that each ball is an individual piece but one part when assembled together.
- Disconnect the Sensory Twistz into individual pieces and place them in a blanket. Pop the pieces up and down for a fun show of collaborative play.
- How many Sensory Twistz balls does it take to make a bracelet? A necklace? A headband?
- Caregiver can connect the Sensory Twistz balls with a discernable pattern and see if the child can pinpoint the pattern.
- The size and pliability of Sensory Twistz is practical for practicing fine motor skills like whole hand grasp as well as pincer grasp.
- Pulling Sensory Twistz apart and putting them back together again incorporates two-handed play and bilateral coordination as kids use both hands to interact.
- Snapping and unsnapping the Sensory Twistz balls promotes dexterity needed for everyday skills like writing with a pencil or brushing teeth.
- Caregiver can snap a picture of the assembled Sensory Twistz. The child can take it apart and then see if they can put it back together in the same order.
- Break the Sensory Twistz into smaller chains to be used as stress balls or fidget toys.
- Caregiver can hide the twenty Sensory Twistz balls around the house. Make a treasure map of where all the pieces are and have the child explore the house to find them.
- Manipulating or fidgeting with Sensory Twistz can be a soothing, calming activity.
- Sensory Twistz can be a positive tool for promoting patience and easing anxiety. For example, kids can use it while waiting at the doctor’s office or while in the car.
- A child can use Sensory Twistz to ease transitions between activities. The Sensory Twistz remain the constant from activity to activity.
- Scatter the disconnected balls and see how long it takes to collect them and snap them back together.
- Create a target, whether it be tape on the floor or a raised stick, and see if the child can toss the assembled sensory twistz onto the target.
- Caregiver and child can create a “calming” or “coping” toolbox that includes items that help sooth or ease anxiety. Sensory Twistz can be included in the toolbox.