These Nylon tunnels (a.k.a Lycra tunnels) are 3.3 meters of absolute fun and stimulation! Children can go through forwards, backwards or sideways and many children love to stop in the middle and just relax.
While making their way from one end to the other, kids are able to develop and practice their bilateral coordination, motor planning, body awareness, tactile discrimination, gross motor skills and core body strength. Medium resistance can be achieved by a child crawling through by themselves, while a heavy resistance load can be experienced when a child pushes an exercise ball through the tunnel in front of them or pull the flaps from both sides to provide a deep pressure.
The pressure provided by the tunnel around the child’s body can result in deep pressure touch stimulation. This stimulation releases serotonin in the brain, in turn helping children and adults alike to be calm, relaxed, concentrate on a task and moderate their sensory input.
The tunnels should always be used on top of a clean, flat surface. For an extra challenge, pillows, cushions and other soft items can be placed underneath and around the tunnel to vary the base to crawl over.
The Sensory Tunnels are ideal for individuals who crave sensory input, particularly proprioceptive and vestibular input.
The stretchy tunnel provides deep pressure through the joints (proprioceptive input) and vestibular input (balance and movement in space) when moving through the tunnel.
The Tunnels have loops at each end so that the tunnel can be secured to the ground or non moving object.
- Adult Supervision required during playtime.
- Age 5+
- Make sure the tunnel is not leaning against a hard surface e.g. wall as it may cause injury if the child makes a sudden move inside the tunnel.