Sensory toys such as squishies are an incredible learning tool. A child's brain requires sensory input to learn, grow, and thrive. Sensory toys are designed to change how a child’s brain reacts to touch, sound, sight and movement. The significance of these toys is the way they help develop and refine the use of a child’s senses. The positive benefits of sensory toys are unparalleled when it comes to looking for ways to help children develop the most important learning functions.
For children with learning disorders, ADD, ADHD, autism, anxiety, or sensory processing disorder, sensory tools can be a fun therapeutic toy that can calm and soothe as it provides tactile, olfactory, and proprioception input.
Smells can be especially triggering or calming for a child. Most squishies are lightly scented with a vanilla, cream, or fruit smell depending on the type of squishy. These pleasing scents add to a good sensory experience.
As a mother to a child with severe anxiety and sensory processing disorder, I can tell you how important a rich sensory diet is for each child, especially ones with extra challenges.