Wednesday, October 26, 2016

PLUR Water Beads

D's therapists have been telling me for a while now that we should try water beads to help with his sensory processing disorder.   They said that the sensations of water beads are supposed to be calming to children with sensory disorders.  I hadn't gotten around to buying any yet so, I was excited when I was offered a chance to review these water beads from PLUR (which stands for Peace, Love, Unity, Respect) . That was the push I needed to finally purchase some.   

This bag comes with over 16,000 polymer beads.  I was surprised by the size of the dry beads because I know how big they are supposed to get. I couldn't quite imagine how something that small would grow so large.
 I was as excited as the kids were while waiting for these beads to grow.   Within an hour or two the beads had grown significantly.  After about 4 hours they were at their full size.  Because of the size of the beads, they are recommended for ages 3+. 

As soon as I put my hand into the beads I could tell why they would help with sensory disorders.  The feel of the beads against my hand was very soothing.  I was so excited to have D play with these.   He immediately dove in (and knocked a good amount of beads out of the water!) and started playing.  He literally sat there for an hour and played with these beads which is amazing for his attention span.  He seemed so much more calm while he was playing with these.  

Since that first day, he has played with these beads at least once a day.  He absolutely loves them and they do seem to help him calm down some. A (13) has even enjoyed playing with these beads.  We have been using the same beads every day and haven't had to replace them with new ones so I know these will last a long time because we only have used half the bag.  Luckily, the bag is resealable so we can put them away until we need more and won't have to worry about any beads getting spilled. 

Overall, I am glad that we tried these because I can see them being a hit with both kids for a long time to come. 

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I received this product at a discounted price in order to facilitate a review.  All opinions are my own.     

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