Mum Victoria tells us their story:
Can you tell us a little about your family?
Our twins Charlie and Daisy are three years old.
Daisy is very sensory and loves music. Her favourite thing to do is sing and dance and make lots of noise. She is an adorable little girl who is full of fun and often very silly. Daisy likes to be as independent as she can and doesn’t like people touching her or interfering in her games.
Charlie is a very sweet little boy who loves books. He likes to be quiet and calm a lot of the time but he also loves to spin around and bounce. Charlie’s favourite thing to do is go on a swing in the park. Charlie doesn’t like load noises or new places.
How does their condition affect them and your family life?
Neither of the twins are able to communicate their needs or wants, which can lead to frustration and meltdowns. Neither can walk outside. Both get upset in new environments so it is difficult to go anywhere. Neither understand instructions or how to behave so meeting people and making friends is hard. Their behaviour can be inappropriate and they can get very upset. They can both be very anxious. Daisy has cerebral palsy and gets very tired out. Charlie has ASD and struggles daily. Neither can feed, wash, dress themselves or use the potty/ toilet.
How was our Library Service able to help?
I found the toy library while doing a search for sensory toys/ equipment. We are unable to cover the cost for many new items so the library was a great find.
We received a lovely friendly service from Jan the librarian and we are able to borrow some really great stuff. It has made a big difference to be able to experience things like the fibre optic machine and mood egg with our children. I get excited when I know a package is being delivered. It’s so nice to see my children in awe and mesmerised by the equipment.