Doesn’t everyone wish for a magic wand? At least once in a while? Cosmic Ray Wand can’t turn a frog into a prince of course. But it does appeal to our senses and brighten our mood. See for yourself. Simply strike the wand against a hard surface or even against the palm of your hand. Watch as multi-colored lights flash inside the spiky ball. Be captivated by those dancing lights. Speaking of magic, imagine the pleasure a hospitalized child would get from rapping a Cosmic Ray Wand against the tray table and watching the lights flash. In a darkened room, the lights shine even brighter, like stars twinkling in the night sky. Such a visually appealing sight promotes relaxation. Lights stop flashing automatically after 15 seconds. That keeps the child engaged, focusing on the waning flashes and tapping to keep the lights dancing. Non-replaceable batteries. Wand measures 9″L. Assorted pastel colors.
Besides an improved mood, consider these other benefits of this distraction toy. When children tap and the wand lights, they realize that their action caused the lights to flash, a perfect demonstration of cause and effect. Fine motor skills, including grasp and muscle control improve. Flashing lights provide visual stimulation and enhance visual tracking abilities. Play reduces anxiety and relieves tension. When we’re playing, we’re absorbed in doing something we enjoy. We’re no longer “hot and bothered.” We’re better able to cope with challenges and solve problems.
Looking for more distraction toys with both tactile and visual appeal, consider Flashing Spiky Ball.