The Giant Top is perfect for lolling in and rolling around! Simply get in, lie back and enjoy!
From roly-polys and somersaults, to rolling down a grassy hill on your side as a child – rolling can be huge fun! The Giant Top, moulded from sturdy thick plastic, can be used by children up to the age of eight to aid sensory integration or just for the pure joy of the feeling of freedom it provides.
Springy flexible cone shaped structures are becoming more and more popular in public playgrounds and parks because they provide safe, clean fun in a relatively small space.
The same concept can be applied to the Giant Top which can be used inside or outdoors – simple movement by the user makes the Giant Top start moving and then kinetic energy ensures it continues until it runs out of steam.
Providing vestibular input for children with a range of sensory processing disorders, the Giant Top helps raise awareness of balance, as well as the amount of movement needed in order for the Top to start moving. Too little and it won’t budge, too much and it may topple over (although this is very rare and the proximity to the ground means there is no danger to the child!).
The Giant Top can be used to provide a gentle rocking motion which can help calm children and aid relaxation and sleep, or it can be speeded up for a more high-octane experience – it’s entirely up to the child or supervising adult.
Find out more about sensory integration by visiting the Sensory Integration Network website www.sensoryintegration.org.uk