Parents for Parents Community Initiative Panel (Lien Foundation 2019)
Sensational Play was honoured to speak at a panel on “Raising Parents to be Effective Advocates for their Children” as part of the Parents for Parents community initiative launched by the Lien Foundation. The campaign aims to impart practical skills for parents, nurture self advocacy and build community resilience. It is held in conjunction with PEEKABOO! I SEE YOU, an inclusive arts festival by Superhero Me in partnership with the Rainbow Centre. Mark and Sue Lim from Sensational Play were featured in an article by The Straits Times in relation to the event.
The Straits Times Article 10 March 2019:
MR MARK LIM, on a ground-up approach having the power to shape society and policies.
"It is about having influence but that need not be done in a top-down way. We need to dare to dream and speak up."
Speech by Indranee Rajah, Second Minister for Education, at Sharity Day 2018
Sensational Play has been supporting Sharity Day, an initiative by the Community Chest of Singapore and organised by the National Council of Social Services, by sponsoring squishy toys to help all participants relieve stress. In 2018, Sensational Play also assisted in setting up the first-ever Sensory Room for Sharity Day. A Sensory Room is a special room designed and equipped to stimulate all the senses and for all children to relax and relieve stress and anxiety during times when they feel overwhelmed. It was an honour to have our efforts recognised by Guest of Honour Indranee Rajah, Second Minister for Education. You can read her remarks here. The New Age Parents reported on the event here.
Where to buy cool toys in Singapore: our favourite toy stores
Sensational Play Shoppe
Sensory play toys are a big part of the cool collection of toys available from Sensational Play Shoppe. As a parent of a child who has to touch EVERYTHING, I’m filling up my online basket right now with touch and feel letters, cute stress toys (for us or for them?) and discovery putty!
Sensational Play Shoppe, online only;www.sensationalplayshoppe.com
Shopping in Singapore: Christmas stocking gift guide by age (2017)
Focus & Concentration Kit
For kids who find it hard to stay focused, this kit features toys that squish, tangle and bend to help kids concentrate and de-stress. Note: this might be a kit to keep at home unless you know it won’t end up on the teacher’s desk.
$30, Sensational Play
Little Steps Asia
Born out of the desire to give all kids a chance to learn through play, regardless of differences in age or ability, Sensational Play seeks to bridge the gap between educators and special needs students by sourcing for the best resources required to help this special group of children develop to their fullest potential. Through play, these kids develop important gross and fine motor skills, cognitive skills of thinking and logic, fine social skills of negotiation and diplomacy as well as essential emotional skills that help them navigate through the intricacies of daily living. Their wide range of products aims to cater to educators, parents and kids, therapists and counsellors; and also for little ones with special needs such as ADHD, ADD, ASD/Autism, dyslexia, visual/hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, as well as neurotypical and gifted kids.
Educators, parents of kids with special needs and kiddos of course!
Sensational Play's adopted cause is Project Love Lunch, a volunteer-driven project which provides daily nourishment to kids in need.