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Water beads: Ideas for slippery, squishy, sensory fun

Ever since my family discovered water beads (or Jelly Beadz as my boys like to call them based on the brand we carry) about a year ago, these pretty translucent slippery little balls have become a much-loved staple in our sensory play rotation, with my boys asking for it regularly despite me hiding it away under a tall stack of boxes! So what really are these little balls, why are they so magical and what can you do with them? These water beads are made from a water-absorbing polymer (Sodium Polyacrylate to be exact) that causes the beads to grow to many many times their original size and weight as...

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Endless fun with rainbow rice

It is no secret that rainbow rice is really just regular uncooked rice with some coloring (and vinegar to help with the coloring), yet it still excites my children and can keep them occupied for long periods of time even though they have played with it countless times before. To me, that's the beauty of sensory play - it is captivating, open-ended and the ways to play are limited only by your imagination. In many ways, playing with rainbow rice is like water play - the most basic type of sensory play, so simple, yet a source of never-ending fun for children (and...

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A special giveaway for our FIRST customers!

​ We are running a special giveaway for our FIRST customers to thank them for their support and also get the word out on how fun sensory play can be :)  We are giving away 3 tubs of BUBBER (worth $16 each) to 3 of our customers who meet the criteria below (1 each, color of your choice) over the next 3 weeks. Read more about this fun sensory material here! All you have to do is: - Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/heydiddlediddleSG, and - Share a picture of your child/children enjoying one of our products on Facebook with the tag #heydiddlediddleSG.  Make sure the post is shared publicly and it would be great if...

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Why sensory play is important

I figure most of you are already clued in to the benefits of sensory play which is why you are visiting our page, nonetheless, I think it is still important to spell out the various reasons why sensory play is important and beneficial, so that we may explore such activities with greater enthusiasm and possibly get new inspiration on how to spin the activities to enable different ways of learning. This is especially helpful when things start getting a bit too messy and you are tempted to pack it away right there and then! So below are some of the key benefits from sensory play as I have gathered...

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Our top 3 all-time favorite sensory play activities

My boys (now age 3 and 18mths) and I have been exploring different sensory play activities over the past year or so. While they often get very excited about the latest activity we are trying out, there are a few favorites that we always go back to. These are also the items that I have packaged into ready-to-play sets here in this online store, combining the sensory material with tools and accessories that we have found to work best with each activity. Hope you and your children enjoy these activities as much as mine! Rainbow rice: This is similar to...

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