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This product is:

A Handmade item
Made in Australia
by Mish and Mash Creations
* All Madeit sellers are based in Australia and goods are shipped from Australia.

This Massage Sensory Mat is a universal sensory activity. Our carpets have been used in daycare settings, in elderly care, by people with special needs and, of course, daily at our house. The sensory stimulation has a proven link to brain development and is strongly encouraged in Montessori or Reggio Emilia inspired environment.
The feel and texture vary from square to square to provide a unique sensory experience. The elements are sewn onto the rug and NOT glued as any glue bonds have tendency to weaken and eventually break under constant pressure and use.
MEDIUM 58cm x 90cm (24" x 35") ------------------ $179.80
LARGE 58 cm x 135 cm (23" x 53.2") ------------------ $ 220.00
EXTRA LARGE 60 cm x 220 cm (26.6” x 86.6”) ------ $249
Weight up to 3.00 kg approx
The rug is a fun learning tool for kids who explore their world through touch and appreciation of different textures.
You will instantly see the kids enjoying this rug with their hands AND feet, as they need to pat the fluffy square, poke the springy metal scourer, spin the wooden beads or jump on the soft sponges. It's a good way to learn about how various materials feel like (fluffy, soft, cold,spiky,rough, smooth, warm, coarse etc) and the material name (wood/metal/fur/fabric etc)

Walking on this sensory rug will take children on a tactile adventure with unexpectedly changing textures and give a thorough massage (which is great for the general well-being). Marching up and down the mat stimulates gross motor skills while fiddling with the bits on the rug will be a fun fine motor skills activity.

Preschoolers and older kids:
As teachers know, for older kids the sensory rugs are a great way to calm down an overactive child or give a sensory activity break to children after a period of sedentary concentration activity e.g. learning. A wonderful tactile sensory toy, this rug can be experienced in many different ways to promote positive behavior, it could be made into a time out zone/ incorporated as a warm up into an exercise routine/learning activity etc.

Some of the ways we play with our rug at home:
1) Close the eyes and guess/describe the texture under her hands/feet;
2) Choose the path (skip to) only among soft/hard/spiky elements;
3) March/run/walk sideways/backward/left/right
4) Call out the color or material/texture feel and the players (family&friends) gotta touch/stand on the elements with their hands and feet, moving along the length of the rug. The winner is the one who "walks" through the length of the rug;
5) As a more difficult version of the above, put the sleepshades on the players to blindfold them. And when you call out the next texture/material for them to touch, it tests their memory too!
6) As a time out rug! And it doesn't feel like a punishment yet stops the tantrum.
• Easily portable and can be rolled up for easy storage
• Made from a variety of fabric textures and prints, no two rugs will be alike
• Has loops for horizontal or vertical hanging on the wall if required
• To prevent the items from being removed by curious hands, all items had been hand sewn on to the rug, NO GLUE is used.
• I have made sure all items are securely attached with redundant stitches, but as with any toy, please check its integrity from time to time.
• Recommended age 3+. This activity set is not meant for children to use as teethers or chew toys. Please do not allow children who still -mouth- things to use this activity set. Adult supervision is recommended.

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