Why should sitting have to be boring?
Tink Things considers sensory processing through different ways children interact with the environment to design fun & supportive furniture. It strives to help create a more dynamic, encouraging and enjoyable surroundings meant for all children.
Learning, thinking, creativity and intelligence are not only processes that take place in the brain. They include our entire body. From the earliest childhood, throughout growing up and adulthood - sensory and motor processes are crucial for development, learning and well being. Accompanied with positive emotional environment, they play a very important role in creating a nerve cell network that is the fundamental basis of growth and learning.
What is sensory intelligence?
Our senses basically affect everything else in our minds and bodies. Sensory integration, defined as a neurological process that organizes our own senses and those of the environment so that we can effectively use our body, is a process directly related to our interaction with surroundings.
Sensory intelligence, or effective sensory processing, is the foundation of a child development. It entails a whole spectrum of processes that serve as building blocks for growth, development and overall learning. Adequate sensory processing is encouraged by sensory rich environments that are more dynamic and fun, but also work as a food for the brain. They help with emotional regulation and aid concentration & memory skills, as real learning always involves patterns of physical activity.
What about design?
Design is based solely on product functionality and ecology. After thorough research in the field of sensory integration and setting up a whole new design methodology based on children's sensory needs design guidelines ended up pretty specific. Requirements such as non fixed seating directed the shape of all the other chair elements. All pieces are designed to produce minimal waste and to enable flat pack shipping. Solid wood used is FSC certified, shaped by CNC machine and finished by hand, the same as aluminum. OEKO TEX certified 3D mesh fabric used for seating is highly durable, lasting and completely recyclable. The chairs are tested to European standards for strength, durability, safety and stability. All parts are manufactured and assembled in Europe, Croatia.
Both chairs come in two sizes: small (1-8 years) and big (6-13 years).
Wrapping up the last details before launch is still in progress. We are doing our best to succeed in providing different product characteristics, high quality and reasonable prices.
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Who is it for?
Mia is comfortable for everyone, and is especially enjoyable for children who are sensory sensitive.
What does it do?
The non-fixed fabric seat allows gentle rocking which helps with concentration, and acts calming by providing deep pressure soothing. If feeling overwhelmed, the child can pull up the „cocoon“ and partly isolate itself.
Who is it for?
Ika is fun for everyone and it is helpful for children who are active and seem like they’re constantly moving.
What does it do?
It not only allows movement, but encourages constant rocking and bouncing, which has a positive influence on learning. Its swinging soft seat is fun for all children, but primarily made for boosting concentration and memory ability with kids who need a lot of stimulation in order to function well.
How is environment connected to growth & learning?
From the earliest childhood, throughout growing up and adulthood - physical movement and good sensory integration are crucial for development, learning and well being. Accompanied with positive emotional environment, movement plays a very important role in creating a nerve cell network that is the fundamental basis of learning.
Children differ in their ability to process and respond to sensory stimuli within an environment while engaging in activities. One child may have difficulty sitting still during group time, while another may move little during free play outside. They react in different ways because each child integrates the information obtained through their senses from the environment differently. Sensory intelligent child intuitively meets his sensory needs through play and self-initiated, active interaction with space and objects surrounding him.
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