What is Montessori? – MPPI
As a parent, the early stages of getting to know and dealing with even the mildest of special needs are extremely difficult and stressful times. One of the biggest frustrations is identifying practical ways to help your child - as you climb a very steep learning curve in terms of understanding the problem, including learning about whole new areas of health and education that most parents never encounter, there is the overwhelming desire to want to be able to do something practical.
Time is essential - early intervention for children with special needs can make a significant difference for the child, and indeed for the family and everyone involved. For example, helping parents and caregivers to find and understand what they need can be a real benefit - even if some toys are readily available, it is often difficult for the non-specialist to know why a certain toy or function can be useful. For example, the typical "puzzle" style farm puzzle can be extremely difficult for some children, especially the youngest, to use and develop their fine motor skills, and so by simply selecting puzzles with larger buttons, they can make progress. Unfortunately, most parents like us only learn about these things much later, so with the right information and product selection we (SenseToys) should be able to make this advice more easily available.
I have set up SenseToys to help people like me find and choose which toys we need, understand how to use them and why they work - practical information and advice for parents and carers, especially for those who are learning and dealing with for the first time special needs time based on first-hand experiences.
SenseToys helps you make learning fun and rewarding for children with learning disabilities - sometimes even "regular" toys can help you produce extraordinary results if you can find them and know how to use them effectively!