Why We Rock

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 Twelve Specialized Pieces of Sensory Equipment:

Zip Line

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.

This Encourages:

Upper Body Strength
Fast Movement
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.

This Encourages:

Gross Motor Coordination
Climbing & Planning
Socialization

Crash Pit

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.

This Encourages:

Safe Falling
Deep Pressure Stimulation
Self-Regulation

Trampoline

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.

This Encourages:

Gross Motor Control
Balance
Socialization

Tunnel

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.

This Encourages:

Self-Regulation
Tactile Exploration
Abstract Thinking

Carpet Swing

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.

This Encourages:

Balance
Self-Regulation
Body Control

Hammock Swing

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.

This Encourages:

Relaxation
Deep Pressure Stimulation
Balance

Climbing Structure

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.

This Encourages:

Motor Planning
Upper Body Strength
Socialization

Bolster Swing

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.

This Encourages:

Relaxation
Motor Sequencing
Balance Control

Swivel Rotators

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!

This Encourages:

Experimental Play
Full-Body Coordination
Fun!

Climbing Mountain

The climbing mountain enhances the body’s awareness, body scheme, motor planning, and bilateral coordination. The child’s body weight combined with gravity provides additional proprioceptive feedback to his/her joints, helping the child coordinate his/her movements.

This Encourages:

Motor Planning
Bilateral Coordination
Balance Control

Rope Bridge

The rope bridge helps to build lower body strength and teach better balance. Children walk across the rope bridge while working on the vestibular perception of movement throughout their body.

This Encourages:

Lower Body Strength
Balance Control
Motor Planning

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.

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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.

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