Sarah explains how our toy library has helped her daughter Betsy to have fun and variety in her life.
“Betsy has Rett Syndrome and Autism. Her needs are very high and she is very sensory driven requiring constant sensory feedback. Our family life is impacted hugely as Betsy requires supervision 24hrs a day. Outings are a struggle and so we rely heavily on having the right environment at home to keep Betsy stimulated calm and happy.
Betsy has stereotypical hand movements and that makes it difficult to keep her occupied. Often things we think she may like she doesn’t and so being able to borrow different items from the toy library gives her the opportunity to try out a good variety of wonderful sensory equipment that we would otherwise be unable to provide.
The free loan of equipment has given us the opportunity to provide Betsy with variety and fun in her life and we have been able to make her smile with items we could not normally buy. She has loved the numerous things we have loaned and seeing her face light up or the concentration when she sees a new object is absolutely lovely.
We have had great support, always an almost immediate reply by email to any queries and hardly any wait time for items, delivered and collected at a convenient date for us with no pressure. Jan the Librarian has been absolutely amazing every time I have contacted her. Knowing I can contact Cerebra and always receive a supportive quick reply is so refreshing as a special needs parent!
I cannot fault Cerebra thank you for all you do!”
Our library has a variety of sensory toys for all sorts of different needs, as well as books.
Whether your child is sensory seeking or sensory sensitive we have a kit that’s suitable. If they’re learning about cause and effect or have limited mobility, one of our switch toys could be just the thing for them. We also have soft play toys and communication aids. Your child could discover a new favourite sound, sight, smell or way to play with one of our toys. Have a look at our toy catalogue here.
Our service is free and easy to use. You can borrow one item at a time for 28 days. They are delivered and collected by courier, which we arrange for you. You can join the library here.