Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Anatex Activity Tables for Waiting Rooms and Homes

 Anatex Activity Tables
Anatex Activity Tables

We can all remember the excitement we would feel when we entered the waiting room at our doctor’s office and had the chance to play with one of the ever-fascinating activity tables. The joy of playing with one of these unique toys was enough to make us forget the reason we were there in the first place, sick or not, and certainly made the entire experience of taking kids to the doctor’s office a little bit less stressful for mom and dad. However, most of us have never seen one outside of medical offices and had no idea where to purchase one for ourselves. Well, today you are going to discover just how you can get one for your own home or office.

Anatex activity tables are the best activity tables on the market today. They are 100% self-contained, which means there are no pieces to lose and nothing comes off and becomes a choking hazard. Made in the U.S.A, these wooden tables are solidly constructed, built to hold up to the tests of time, even in high-traffic areas. But what really makes them stand out from activity tables made by other companies is their unique designs. While these tables offer the same fun you experienced as a child, Anatex activity tables are much more innovative than those of the past.

Take their Traffic Jam Rollercoaster Table for example. Complete with a variety of vehicles, including fire trucks and busses, kids will not be able to resist imagining a real traffic jam as they play—and making the appropriate sound effects, of course. It is designed to encourage problem solving as well, since children will need to consider the crossing paths of oncoming traffic. Like all of the Anatex activity tables, it is constructed to withstand the serious and excited play of little ones from its sturdy wooden play base to the industrial strength metal legs. It's perfect for car dealership waiting rooms or home playrooms.

If you are looking for something even more innovative, why not try out their Circle of Fun. This round table is designed to give kids plenty of options for fun and imaginative play. Thanks to its donut design, it maximizes the play surface and accommodates multiple children. If you need to spread things out a bit, the table actually separates into three separate play benches, making it incredibly flexible. It is ideal for daycare centers and preschools in addition to waiting rooms and homes. 

Finally, you could opt for their Fleur Rollercoaster Table with 4 Attached Stools. This activity table is like seeing the doctor’s office toys of your childhood amplified. Able to accommodate four different children engaged in cooperative play, this strongly built wooden table is certain to keep little ones captivated for hours. The built-in seating will keep them comfortably seated as they play.

And the Anatex line of activity tables isn’t just limited to these three items—there are many more options available to choose from. If you are interested in purchasing one of these tables or browsing for more, simply visit us at akidplace.com.  Our wide selection is certain to offer something that will perfectly meet your needs.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mason Exer-Rider — the Perfect Ride-on Toy for Children with Special Needs

Mason Corporation Exer-Rider - R-RX
Mason Corporation Exer-Rider - R-RX

Today’s parents are inundated with plenty of seemingly conflicting messages, one of which is the emphasis on child safety while also imploring parents to keep their children active. It is difficult to find the balance between these two ideas, especially if your child has special needs. However, the Mason Exer-Rider is the perfect ride-on toy to help bridge that gap.

Mason, makers of the Flying Turtle, adapted their classic design to better suit children with special needs. Their Exer-Rider model is meant to be used therapeutically and has had several modifications made to it including an upturn on the handlebars for easy reach and grip, rubber on the grips to aid in positioning and maneuvering, and a footplate which helps position the feet. The seat itself is also designed to be more suitable for kids with special needs—it comes with a padded backrest and the cushion is skid resistant, helping those boys and girls who struggle with trunk stability. 

Just as with their classic Flying Turtle model, the Mason Exer-Rider is operated by the rider swinging the handlebars from side to side, using their feet and/or hands. No pedals, motors, or batteries are needed. It is low to the ground and designed without sharp edges, so there is no risk of the toy tipping over or injuries being provoked by the vehicle. As with any ride-on toy, children should wear shoes and a helmet as they ride and stay on safe surfaces. 

The Exer-Rider has been clinically tested with a wide variety of children and has been proven an effective physical therapy tool. Among its therapeutic benefits are:
  •         Offers vestibular stimulation
  •         Reinforces shoulder stability
  •          Supports upper extremity reciprocal movement     
  •          Enriches motor planning   
  •          Boosts visual perception skills
  •          Promotes upper extremity strengthening     
  •          Strengthens trunk rotation
  •          Inspires independent play

The Exer-Rider is pre-assembled, meaning there is less work for you and no room for error during assembly. Made in the U.S.A., you know that you are receiving a quality product. To learn more about the Mason Exer-Rider or other ride-on toys, visit us at AKidPlace.com.