Navigating the world of autism, Asperger’s, or sensory processing disorder (SPD) can be often overwhelming and confusing. Mimbleballs are here to help. Mimbleballs are not only a beneficial sensory toy — they are also a reliable companion and a source of comfort during stressful situations for all ages. Every person handles stress and processes things differently. It’s part of what makes us unique, but it can also make coping with tough situations more difficult. A Mimbleball is a friend that goes with you wherever you go. No matter what or where, you can always rely on the kind eyes and the long, soft hair of a Mimbleball to help provide a safe and familiar environment. Because those with autism often crave structure and routine, sensory aids such as Mimbleballs are helpful as a comforting, reliable, and predictable form of stimulation. By providing strong sensory feedback, Mimbleballs can help process sensations, sights and sounds in a less threatening way and provide a safe focus point in an often chaotic world. They can also be a source of encouragement in play for those who are easily distracted or overstimulated.
Mimbleballs are made with the softest fabrics and most durable safety eyes. We are pleased to announce that we will soon be manufacturing a 4 lb Mimbleball for those who can benefit from a weighted sensory toy. This new Mimbleball, Vanessa, will also feature a multicoloured sequin face, which will provide a wonderful tactile sensory experience.As parents and caregivers, we can’t always prevent the unexpected, but we can offer tools to help deal with change and the stress of everyday life. A Mimbleball is a tool that helps during stressful situations or to gain better focus at school or home.
A Mimbleball is a calming sensory toy which provides soothing comfort, calm, focus, and relaxation. Mimbleballs naturally serve the role of a constant friend and companion, with their kind, listening eyes, and the exquisitely soft, soothing hair. Therapeutic toys like Mimbleballs can help people cope with life’s difficulties in a safe and natural way. Many people who have taken home a Mimbleball have reported that they and their family members form an immediate bond with their Mimbleball, and often need to order more to share.For those with anxiety, Mimbleballs can act as a fidget toy, providing hours of sensory input that keep fingers busy and minds focused and relaxed. Stroke the hair as if petting a cat (or a Pomeranian) on your lap, or twist it into spikes, pigtails, or a mohawk as a relaxing fidget accessory. Their kinetic hair also stands straight up with a gentle tap or a shake, which is almost always a happy, laughter-inducing surprise and serves as a way to share a laugh — opening communication and easing a tense environment. As it is a ball, Mimbleballs are used in group settings as a talking piece, creating fun opportunities for expression and games. Mimbleballs are not just great relaxation tools for adults, they also perfect for kids with anxiety: they are a ball, not a stuffed animal that can be intended for young children, and it is quiet – perfect for the classroom! Children can often have a difficult time dealing with the stress and anxiety that strenuous situations, and even everyday life, can throw at them. Fidget toys are often used to help children with anxiety and attention difficulties, such as ADHD. Studies show that they significantly enhance the attitude and attention of children. By giving them a Mimbleball, you are giving them a tool that help to help cope and comfort.
Mindfulness meditation has been used for generations as a way to calm the mind and relax the body. For anyone who has tried it, experiencing the quiet, focused peace of meditation doesn’t always come naturally. In today’s world, it can be difficult to sit still and quiet your mind.Mimbleballs are here to help. Mimbleballs can be used as a tool by meditation practitioners from beginners to seasoned pros to help focus attention on mindfulness. A Mimbleball focuses, soothes, and reassures. It is a tactile friend that promotes calm and well-being. Sit with a Mimbleball — a soft, lovable, round friend — in your lap as a physical reminder to calm and focus, or place one nearby in your meditation space to keep you company during your practice.
Need a way to integrate peace and calm into your child’s environment? Have each child or student take a Mimbleball and sit with it in their lap. The Mimbleball serves as a soft, soothing reminder to remain focused and calm. For one minute to 15 minutes, children can close their eyes and relax. Add to the atmosphere with calming music and dimmed lights.
Meditation has been incorporated very successfully in schools as a replacement for detention and as a regular school-wide daily practice for many schools. Incorporating Mimbleball Meditation into your school’s curriculum or your child’s life will provide countless benefits, both now and in the future. Another Mimbleball Meditation breathing exercise: have your kids (or you!) lie down on their backs and place their Mimbleballs on their bellies. As they breathe in and out they can notice how the Mimbleball moves. They can even rock the Mimbleball to sleep using their breathing. This is a great thing to do right before bed as well.
The Mimbleball is round and might not always stay on their bellies very well. Children can steady the Mimbleball with their hands if necessary, thereby soothing themselves with the tactile interaction. Using the Mimbleball as a “belly stone” or “breathing buddies” can have wonderful calming results.
For seniors living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, a Mimblecall can be a beneficial tool in comfort care. When a senior coping with Alzheimer’s or dementia is stressed or anxious, it is often displayed in his or her hands: pulling at their clothes, wringing their hands, and twisting their fingers when they’re upset, afraid or agitated. A Mimbleball can act as a sensory or fidget toy, keeping their hands busy in a positive, soothing and comforting way. Sensory and fidget toys for the elderly can provide great comfort. Mimbleballs combine varying textures, including the very softest long hair, and wide set, kind eyes that offer immediate companionship. Mimbleballs are made with the softest fabrics and most durable safety eyes. We are pleased to announce that we will soon be manufacturing a 4 lb Mimbleball for those who can benefit from a weighted sensory toy. This new Mimbleball, Vanessa, will also feature a multicolored sequin face, which will provide a wonderful tactile sensory experience.
For those living with arthritis, everyday tasks can be quite difficult. For those suffering from arthritis in the hands, something as simple as opening a door can be painful. Many arthritis pain relief products can be too hard and can provide little comfort, but Mimbleballs are a perfect tool to provide relief.
Transitioning into a nursing home, elderly care facility or assisted living facility can be very difficult. Giving a gift during this transition (or for any reason!) can help make the experience much more comfortable. The best gifts give their recipients extra love, comfort and enjoyment – cue Mimbleballs. Oftentimes in these living situations, space is limited, and receiving items of value can actually make residents feel anxious. A Mimbleball fits right in one’s lap and occupies very little space. Just visiting elderly loved ones can be the best gift of all, but why not leave some love behind in the form of a Mimbleball?
Sometimes visits between elderly grandparents and young grandchildren can be difficult due to a lack of common ground. Mimbelballs are a great way to break the ice and foster engagement. Giving a Mimbleball a quick tap on the underside makes the hair stand straight up, creating instant laughter and kinship. It can also be used as a toy, tossed or rolled back and forth, or as a way to help nurture the interaction. Insta-puppet shows or character play are easy with a Mimbleball in the room!
Mimbleballs can serve as a great sensory toy for teachers and the classroom. Many fidget tools can be distracting from lessons and school work. Mimbleballs are quiet – perfect for the classroom! They are a great tool for self-regulation to promote focus and concentration. Have a child who doesn’t like to read? Or a child who does? Have him or her bring a Mimbleball with them as a reading buddy! Schools: keep Mimbleballs in your school’s library for when students visit.
Children with reading challenges (or without!) can benefit from reading to an attentive Mimbleball, whose wide set eyes and absent mouth makes the very best and guaranteed safe-zone listener.
Are you or someone you know having a difficult time with social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic? We know resilience can flag at times while coping with Covid-19. Mimbleballs are here to help! With so many people we love spending time alone and away from us, especially older family members and friends, Mimbleballs are a perfect friend to send when you cannot be there.
Mimbleballs exist because they bring people joy and comfort, and we would like to make them available to everyone who could use one in this stressful time. Mimbleballs can calm, soothe, make people laugh, are really good listeners, and are super-soft balls that do not break things with the frequency or intensity of a basketball, soccer ball, or water polo ball when thrown indoors. We will also be donating Mimbleballs to local nursing homes to residents who could benefit from comforting companionship.
Choose from 6 colors to send, along with a special note, to someone who might need a friend and some extra love right now.