Specially-Designed Sensory Play Equipment
We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym was founded to provide a place for children of all ability levels to play and grow together. As the only kid’s gym that offers an inclusive philosophy we have found all children can benefit from our uniquely designed sensory equipment that is specifically designed to aid children with sensory processing disorders.
In our experience, all children are able to benefit greatly from this equipment! By allowing children of all ability levels to play together, they are able to learn a great deal from each other.
What makes We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym unique is that every one of our indoor playground locations includes ten pieces of specialized play equipment. These ten pieces of equipment are designed and manufactured for WRTS, with the developmental needs of children with sensory processing disorders in mind.
This equipment is sometimes used in our gyms by Occupational Therapists, who run sessions with the children they work with inside some gym locations. However – the equipment is also tested every day by the world’s foremost experts on having a good time: every kid who comes through our doors!
Our Ten Specialized Pieces of Sensory Equipment:
The zip line is a great way to build strength and muscle endurance, enhancing a child’s ability to integrate and tolerate movement while they challenge themselves to hold on long enough to make it to the other end.
Upper Body Strength
Jumping & Tumbling
Zip Box with Slide
The zip box works like a stepping stool that children can climb in order to use the zip line. The structure has stairs, a ramp, and a slide – making it a great social gathering place for kids engaged in different kinds of play to interact.
Gross Motor Coordination
Climbing & Planning
The crash pit is fun and inviting! It’s a perfect landing spot for the end of the zip line, or for kids who are practicing their highest jumps. Add a weighted blanket to the crash pit for a calming quiet space for a child who needs a sensory rest.
Deep Pressure Stimulation
The place for building lower body strength, the trampoline helps teach balance. Jumping or sitting on the trampoline helps vestibular perception, and playing on the trampoline improves proprioception – the control and movement of ligaments, joints, and small muscles.
Gross Motor Control
The tunnel is a non-threatening cozy hideout for a child in need of a break. It can also make a great hiding spot in a pinch! The resistance, enclosed space, and tactile input from crawling through the tunnel can all be sensory experiences.
The carpet swing is fun and stimulating for swinging, spinning, or gliding side-to-side. Stationary eye hooks and strong rope make it a great place for reading, schoolwork, and various occupational therapy exercises.
The hammock swing is a small, cozy, yet sturdy swing that’s great for self-calming. Reclining in the swing and rocking rhythmically can help soothe strong emotions, improve proprioception, and provide deep pressure.
Deep Pressure Stimulation
The climbing structure promotes full-body awareness, motor planning, and bilateral coordination. The total-body exercise, combined with gravity, provides important joint and body coordination experiences.
Upper Body Strength
The bolster swing is most often straddled like a horse. Pushing and pulling on the ropes gives it motion from side to side, and is a great motor planning and motor sequencing activity.
Rotators’ ability to move in any direction make swinging extra fun and challenging. The webbing and carabiners offer a secure way to hang swings and give children the fun of not knowing exactly what direction their swing is going to move!
Our Owners & Staff
The owners of We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gyms around the world are our real strength! We tell our owners that you don’t need to be an expert to start your own gym. We expect you to be ready to have your own business, and have some experience with kids on the spectrum, and being open to learn about special needs in general. We also ask you to bring your passion and your unique touch to starting your own We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym location! Starting your own franchise is a big step, and we’ll be there to help.
With sensory-based equipment designed for all children to improve their abilities, a staff full of people who work tirelessly to help children grow and improve, parents who care, contribute, and encourage all to grow, and some awesome toys that can be purchased at The Rock Shop is it really any wonder why We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym is one of the highest rated kids’ gyms for all children in the world? Add to this amazing mixture the all-inclusive philosophy that allows children to genuinely be excited for each other and you can see the obvious winning formula that has been created in our gym.