A huge thanks to our friends at Fun and Function for sponsoring today’s post. Keep scrolling to see 5 Easy Ways to Create a Multi-Sensory Environment at Home!
Hope you’re having an excellent day so far! I am so excited for today’s post because I’m teaming up with one of our favorite shops, Fun and Function! Fun and Function is our one-stop-shop for all of our therapy purchases for Wyatt. From weighted vests, to chewies, they just have everything! Today on the blog we’ve teamed up to share 5 Easy Ways to Create a Multi-Sensory Environment at Home!
We were sent the Air-Lite Ball Pit to feature in today’s post, and let me just tell you – it’s become the boy’s favorite place to play! My son Wyatt loves to jump and play – so this ball pit was just the perfect fit for our playroom. We’re lucky enough to have had one of those odd extra dining rooms, so we converted it into a play space for the kids. And now, the air-lite ball pit is the star of the room – and it’s making the list of 5 Easy Ways to Create a Multi-Sensory Environment at Home, because it’s simple to set up, and your kid/s will love it!
Creating a multi-sensory environment at home doesn’t have to be hard. Especially when you’ve got a one-stop-shop like Fun and Function who can deliver everything you need right to your door!
5 Easy Ways to Create a Multi-Sensory Environment at Home
- Air-Lite Ball Pit | The Air-Lite Ball Pit is easy to inflate, and will keep your kids laughing and playing for hours! My son Wyatt is very active and loves to jump, the ball pit gives him a safe place to do so – and I don’t have to worry about him while he’s playing because the ball pit has soft sides and a cushioned bottom for a safe landing.
- Indoor Swing | Installing an indoor sensory swing is both simple and fun – because you can get everything you need from Fun and Function! Swings provide a great sensory input that can help kids calm and self-regulate. This raindrop swing is wonderful, and Fun and Function has many other swings (and hardware to hang them) to make the whole set-up a breeze.
- Weighted Toys | Items like this weighted fidget lizard and plush pickle are great to keep on hand for times when your child could use some calm. Items like these make great therapy pals, too!
- Chewies | Chewies are our favorite, Wyatt has several that we have sprinkled around the house just in case he needs that sensory input. We love chewies because they’re inexpensive, come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and textures – and they’re just perfect for calming and focus. Wyatt loves to use his when he’s overwhelmed, or when he is working on homework to help him stay on track.
- Trampolines | I know what you thinking, trampolines? YES. We have a small trampoline in the corner of our playroom and I’m thankful for it every day. We’re actually thinking of upgrading to a larger trampoline because the boys enjoy it so much. Having a trampoline is a great way to bounce out extra energy before bedtime or a task that requires a lot of focus. We love having bounce time before starting homework, or even before a long car ride!
See, not so bad, right? If you’re wanting to create a fun multi-sensory environment in your home but don’t know where to start, head over to Fun and Function and browse the selection of sensory play items, there are so many fun things and you can even search by your child’s specific needs! My favorite part about the website is that I can enter in Wyatt’s age, diagnosis, our budget, and what our needs are – and hit “find now” to be led to a page with suggestions just for us. It’s how we’ve discovered (and will keep discovering) our favorite items!
Being the parent of a child with special needs isn’t easy – so sites like this really help as we try to navigate our child’s ever-changing needs. And if you have a question, just reach out to the folks at Fun and Function – and be sure to check out their blog for more great resources, too!
Which of these ideas is YOUR favorite?
Would YOUR kids love a multi-sensory environment at home?
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This is such a great post. I think it’s important that we expose our kids to all kinds of stimuli from a young age, and you’ve made that easy.
These are all great objects for promoting sensory development. My kids have used a trampoline since they could hold themselves up! I like the ball pit idea and anything that has a different texture or shape is great too.
That looks like a lot of fun! I think my kiddo would love this at the home, it would be his own private playground! It looks like the kiddos LOVE it!
You had me at the ballpit! My son would have loved that when he was younger. We took him to an amusement park called Holiday World when he was younger, and in their toddler area they had a big jungle gym with a ballpit. We couldn’t get him out! haha
The Air-Lite Ball Pit would be perfect for my friends little one. I will have to share this with her. My kids would have loved it when they were little.
This is going to help keep a lot of kids active and all of their senses stimulated. I would love to get one of those ball pits for my nephew, he would love this one.
we are planning to create a mini playground for my son, this post gave me an idea!
I wish I’ve read about this when my daughter was younger. She only had wooden toys before. But I think I also got enough variety just like yours.
I want the pit and the trampoline. Sounds like so much fun. What a great place s to shop.
thats pretty nice! i should try this out too at home! ime sure kids will be surprised!
I love these ideas for children who suffer from sensory issues. These tools are helpful when it comes to keep your child active and helping them calm down in a crisis. Thank you for sharing, these will help many special needs parents.
These are some great ideas. I love the ball pit one. I think it’s nice that you can find some indoor ball pits too.
I love the idea of a trampoline. Now we have one outside, but guess what, there’s a big tarp over it and a foot of snow. So that doesn’t work on days like today where my kids have pent up energy and need to get that out somehow, but don’t like playing in the bitter cold. LOVE it!
I love the idea of an indoor swing! How cool would that be? But the whole Tommy Lee and Pamela Lee Anderson totally wrecks it for me.
practicing sensory skills is so important for a young ones life… thanks for the great list to try out at home : )
I’m going to have to look into Fun and Function. I have to pay attention to his sensory diet or he will literally bounce off the furniture. It’s so cool that they make their website very user-friendly because it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what to buy for your child.
It looks so much fun! I’m really glad that you shared this helpful list!
I would love to have an indoor swing. How fun is that? Thanks for the tips!
My son loved the ball pit and trampoline when he was little. There was a place that we went to regularly back then and he would stay there all day if he could. Good to know that you have them at home.
I think those are great ways for creating a multi sensory home. All those ideas sound pretty easy to do as well!
These are some great idea’s, I have been thinking about getting a trampoline for my baby girl so she can go crazy with that outside.
You have the cutest little boys! I love the idea of a trampoline – I think they are so great for kids!