HandsOnToys, Inc.14 Jewel Drive
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887
Telephone: 888-4-HANDSON (442-6376 or 978-988-1141.
Products manufactured by HandsOnToys, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
TOOBERS & ZOTS AND OOBLES
TOOBERS & ZOTS are washable, non-toxic, flexible, tactile foam block and foam rubber toy kit for children with visual or physical disabilities. The soft, large-scale construction toy kits include TOOBERS, which are brightly-colored foam tubes that bend like pipe cleaners and range in length from two inches to four feet long and ZOTS, an assortment of small geomtric shapes that attach to toobers like beads on a string. The tactile nature and larger sizes aid in grasping and successful play. Children can use the items to create bugs, hats, jewelry, sculpture, monsters, dinosaurs and magic wands. The kits encourage creativity, problem-solving and imaginative play. TOOBERS & ZOTS are available in five different sets: Zippy (20 pieces, $5.95); Zany (50 pieces, $15.95); and Zowie (120 pieces, $29.95). OOBLES (sold separately) expand the play options of TOOBERS & ZOTS by introducing new shapes and colors. OOBLES include small and large foam balls, a large foam block, and FLIP-FLOP ZOTS (two-sided, two-color ZOTS), as well as a selection of TOOBERS. OOBLES may be used alone or with TOOBERS & ZOTS sets. Oobles are available in three sets: Kit & Kaooble (175 pieces in a hexagonal storage box, $59.95); Bigooble (75 pieces, $24.950); and Ooblet (50 pieces, $17.95). All TOOBERS & ZOTS and OOBLES sets include an instruction/idea guide.
Wrapsters are posable stuffed animals designed for children with limited grasping ability or those working toward two-handed corrdinated activity. These toys have textured, snake-like bodies that can be wrapped around objects or around a shoulder, an arm, or a leg. They are available in a variety of characters and each includes a tag with its name and background information.
Zottoids are a foam rubber toy kit designed to create three dimensional foam balls for use by children with fine motor disabilities. Each kit contains 16 interlocking two-tone foam pieces to create at least seven balls using four to sixteen pieces; the complexity of the ball is determined by the number of pieces used. The balls can be used for catching and throwing activities. Weight can be added to the balls by filling the empty spaces with beans. Annotated photographic instructions are included.