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Sensory Pop-Up Play Space Shortlisted for MadeForMums Toy Award

A world first sensory play den that creates a calm space for children with developmental disabilities has been shortlisted for a MadeFormMums Toy Award.

The PODSpop, which was featured by Living with Disability,

was developed by Alex Ford to help children with different sensory and learning needs and physical disabilities have an amazing play experience.

“We all know that play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children,” said Alex.

“The PODSpop does that and more by helping children with sensory needs, physical disabilities and learning difficulties. A truly inclusive pop-up play space.

“The MadeForMums Toy Awards are all about celebrating the best in children’s toys and are renowned for providing expert, honest and thorough product reviews. We are very proud to have been shortlisted for an award that highlights outstanding quality and play potential of toys.”

The PODSpop is an inclusive and immersive environment featuring a Sub Aqua Quest, Galactic Space Adventure, Rumble in the Jungle or Sunset Savannah Safari.

Graphics zip on and off and the digital themed packs are accessible through the PODS Play app, from a smartphone or a children's tablet, and audio files can be synced to a Bluetooth speaker.

It pops up in just 40 seconds to provide a 360-degree immersive play space and packs down into a small handy backpack that can easily be transported from room to room at home or to another location like any favourite toy. You literally plug it in, pop it up and play.

To read more about the product see the latest edition of Living with Disability magazine online or go to



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