“ Dark Den for children with special needs „
If you have followed my reviews so far you maybe aware that I work in a day nursery for children 2-5 years of age some of these children do have special needs but all of these children like hiding.
The Dark Den is what it suggests a Den which is dark. It takes the form of a 1m - 1m - 1m cubed. The Dark den comes flat packed and contains 12 poles, 8 connectors which have 3 holes in also you get the den itself. Putting the den together is quite easy and I was able to do it on my own. The double skin nylon material has tubes in it which you push the poles through and then add the connectors to the end. It took me around 5 minutes to fit together in total. Once up the den looks like the one in the dooyoo picture and has a circle entrance hole for the children to enter with a role up flap which can be held up with 2 supports. The dark den also has windows on the side which can also be used in the same way though watch children don't try and climb through because the material is easily torn.
The cube can fit around 4 children if they are sitting down and once they are in the flap can be closed leaving the den dark. The children who use the den in my nursery like to take flashing sensory toys in there and torches they also take books in with their torches to look at.
The Dark Den is great for sensory development as children explore the light up toys and also a nice activity to do with a smaller group so children get used to being with others.
The Dark Den can be purchsed for around £45 and is a great accessory for nurserys but also for your home if your child likes to explore in the dark. The den is also good if a child wants a little bit of a alone time from the group.
Some children do not like the dark and so this is obviously not a toy for them but for those who do it is great. The den is well ventelated and is light weight so easily moveable and is also easy to pack away.
5 stars for me.