As one of the top online toy retailers, we have access to unprecendented quantities of product review data. One of the key ways that we use this data is by associating our products to the specific ages and genders of the kids who are playing with them. Whereas most retailers must rely upon manufacturer suggested ages (i.e. 3+), we take actual customer usage and share it with you here so that you can choose the perfect toy or game.
But how does this help me? You can use these graphs as a general measure of it's appropriateness for a given age and gender. While this information is generally accurate, it should not be used as an absolute answer. For instance, many dinosaur toys are purchased for boys, however, that doesn't mean that it's inappropriate for a girl who happens to like dinosaurs.
NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 3 years of age.
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Aspergers
"My son used it as a brain tool to keep his hands busy while listening in class or other environments where he needs to stay focued."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Sensory Integration Disorder
"It's a good fidget toy for carpet time and/or thinking/seat work time. Tangle keeps his hands occupied so his brain can think."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Autism
"Fidget toy, provides sensory input."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Down Syndrome
"My little boy is Down Syndrome and he enjoyed Tangle Relax quite a bit. I also run a daycare in my home and I have a little boy with Autism as well as another little boy with a type of syndrome and a lot of other kids with all sorts of different likes and interests. They all seem to be very curious and entertained by this toy. I look forward to purchasing more Fat Brain Toys to fulfill all of their curiosities."
My rating of Tangle Relax Therapy
Posted 5 days ago
A year ago, I purchased this product for my son who has Aspergers. He uses it a lot while in his classroom and other places where he needs to listen. It keeps his hands busy and minimizes his other inappropriate behaviors. After seeing the benefits for my son, I purchased this one for my office. I am a school counselor and see great benefits of students using the tangle while I am talking to them. It helps put them at ease and open up more. I plan on purchasing more in the future!
Smaller than I expected, but good value and fun!
Posted 8/24/2012 by J Berlin
I bought 30 of these as a giveaway for an event at work. I was pleasantly surprised that several people chose it among other prize options. I have one myself and it's fun to manipulate into different shapes. For some reason, I thought it would be bigger, but it's actually a good size.
Product review of Tangle Relax Therapy
Posted 7/30/2012 by Kaylin
I bought this so that I'd have something to fiddle with in the place of picking at my fingernails and nail beds. So far, it's been everything I've hoped, and entertaining besides. My friends find it equally entertaining, and it's already been leant out to someone else who's been feeling particularly anxious. Five stars for everything, and I'll likely be buying at least a few others as gifts!
I have found that both of my sons enjoy it- ages 4 and 6. What surprised me was that even though I bought it especially for my 6 yr. old who has Asperger's and anxiety, my 4 yr. loves using his imagination to create things with the toy.
So, as he says, two thumbs up in our house!
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