Buying Tinnitots products with your NDIS plan to Assist Childhood Development

Many of the products in the Tinnitots range are suitable for children receiving support through NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme). Tinnitots is not a registered provider for the NDIS. However, our range of sensory toys and indoor play gyms can support your child and help them grow. And depending on your NDIS plan, you can purchase Tinnitots products to help your child.

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Purchasing Toys Through NDIS

NDIS provides funding for products and services that support daily activities, therapeutic and sensory supports including behaviour support, modifications to your home and more. The NDIS can sometimes be tricky to navigate. And knowing what products or services you can purchase from which budget category is important.

Buying toys that assist with childhood developmental learning can typically fall under the capacity-building budget. For more detailed information on what may be right for your circumstances, you can visit the website page for support funded by NDIS.

If you have a Self Managed NDIS Plan, you can purchase items from our online store and we can provide a tax invoice for your claim. All Tinnitots places a strong emphasis on product safety and is made from high-quality materials.

For those with a Plan Managed NDIS plan, you can still purchase Tinnitots products for your child. Your Plan Manager will need to approve the invoice we provide you. Our NDIS page explains what to select at checkout when you purchase from our online store.

Tinnitots products are also used and recommended by speech therapists, occupational therapists, osteopaths, podiatrists, play therapists, and paediatric physiotherapists to assist children with a range of gross and fine motor skills, and sensory development.

If in doubt about what products you can purchase as part of your NDIS plan, contact your NDIS provider or plan manager for clarification. Or seek advice from your allied health professionals.

Choosing Sensory Toys to Help Your Child

Sensory toys for children are ones providing stimulation of one or more senses such as sight, sound touch and so on. They are used to assist with physical and behavioural development. 

Tinnitots have a range of sensory toys for children to help their development. These include sensory play mats, sensory busy boards and soft play toys. These sensory products are ideal for supporting children on the autism spectrum, as well as those with special needs or limited ability.

Some of our toys also help provide an environment and opportunities for improving social interactions between children. Playing together is one of the best ways to support children to develop social, emotional and communication skills. And to develop confidence to discover what they can do, rather than focus on a disability or what they cannot do.

Toys for Children and Adults with Autism

Our toys are designed to help kids play, develop their imagination and have fun. Children on the autism spectrum may prefer playing by themselves. Ideally the toy can help stimulate their senses by moving, spinning, making noise, vibrating or being tactile and interesting to touch. For children and adults with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) or ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), sensory boards provide a variety of activities that the child can control and seek sensory feedback. These toys are easy to handle and can assist with fine motor skills and hand dexterity.

Repetitive play is often observed in kids on the autism spectrum. Sensory boards have the potential for a variety of play options. Helping your child play with it in different ways will allow let them to have fun with you.

Tinnitots soft play collection of toys are also great for children and adults with autism. They are safe for both jumping around and physical styles of play and for fine motor skills play. These toys provide a sensory surface and several of our soft toys also include zips, laces and buckles. This enables fingers to explore the details of whatever interests them.

How Climbing Toys help kids with a Disability

All children like to play. Especially young ones as their brain and natural curiosity develops. A Tinnitots climbing frame or indoor gym with sensory ladder can assist with development of gross motor skills at home. This includes helping to improve your child’s balance, hand and foot coordination, ability to judge distances, and climbing skills.

Having frames designed for climbing provides an opportunity for a child with a disability to play with siblings or little playmates. We have Montessori inspired Pikler climbing frames for toddlers that are simple and fun to use. Our home play gyms can also be used by you and your child for a complete family fun gym.

For some children with behavioural challenges having a personal playground at home helps them do things they may not at the local park or even at playgroups. For example, kids on the autism spectrum may sometimes feel more inclined to play by themselves in a safe home environment than at kinder or primary school. Learning things at home and building confidence can lead to greater participation with others outside of home. In many cases, having a recognised disability doesn’t mean your child won’t be able to develop some degree of independence and self-reliance.

Early Childhood Approach to NDIS

The Early Childhood Approach­­­ is a way to access the NDIS for children from 0 to 6 years of age with developmental delay or disability. It provides information for childhood intervention support to help you and your child. This can help include your child in mainstream and community participation settings such as childcare and schooling.

This early intervention article explains the benefits of an early childhood approach. One of the key points is NDIS is there to support you and your child’s development and quality of life. The article also explains how ‘early intervention is the best way to support children with a disability or developmental delay’. And how early intervention provides faster access to support.

The Autism Awareness Australia website has a useful article about funding children through NDIS. The article mentions the need to be organised and patient, as there is a lot of information to gather and complete. But it is worth it to get individual support and a lifetime approach for your child.


At Tinnitots we support families with children no matter what their level of ability or behavioural challenges. We love supporting NDIS. And based on the fact that our products are recommended by therapists, we believe our products can help kids with developmental or additional learning needs.

Buying toys with your NDIS plans such as home play gyms, busy boards or sensory play mats does not need to be difficult. Please talk to your NDIS support person or allied health professionals. You can also get in touch with us and we can suggest what products may be suitable for your child.

Working together we hope to help all kids and improve their life quality no matter their circumstances or ability.

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Reviews Wishlist
Based on 125 reviews

Excellent quality. My 2 year old, who is very tactile, loved them immediately and was singing with excitement. Great packaging for neat storage.

Was missing bolts the metal clips are hard to align with the plastic grips hubby had to use a hammer to smooth and roll them out no way I could have done it. Other then that it’s great the kids love it though the monkey bars are extremely high for little ones and you aren’t able to lower them due to the connecting poles

Sensory Play Mats

A fabulous way to stimulate both visual and tactile interaction. Promotes fine motor skills and textural exploration.
Colours are lovely and bright and the quality of the tiles is high. Easy to clean and stack.

Great resource

Got this for my daughter's first birthday and both her and her older 3 year old sister are both getting good use out of it so far.
I also enjoy walking across it and I've put pieces in a couple of areas to maximise use, love how versatile it is.
The only thing I'd say, and only from a detail perspective, I wish I'd known there was only 3 x twister pieces included and two are also the same colour which I found odd. One of the images on the description and the set of four which made more sense.

Kids love them

We absolutely love them. They are fantastic to add a sensory element to our playroom.

Absolutely love this product. It keeps our grandchildren busy and stimulates their mind with imaginative play as they make up lands for each of the different textures.

Need to add another to our set!

This was another great addition to our set. The kids love it.. so much so that I think we need to add another!

Great addition!

Have you got a little one that loves the outdoors and being barefoot, this mat is a perfect sensory addition to your set!

Great addition!

Our sensory mats are so well loved. When we decided to add more to our set my boy was drawn to this one in particular!
He says it feels like a massage on his feet and I have to agree!

Small world play just got better!

My children are a huge fan of matchbox cars and small world play, so adding this set to our already well loved Sensory Mats was a HUGE hit!
If you have little car lovers, I highly recommend!

Travel Busy Cube
Renee Shepherd
Great for Car Trips!

Living 20mins out of town our busy cube lives permanently in our car. The kids love fidgeting with all the gadgets on the cube and it keeps them busy for ages.

Great sensory input

I bought these for my therapy service. These are great for babies - lots of tactile input, easy to clean and create lots of curiosity and exploration!

Muffik Pink Sensory Playmat Set
Katherine Stephenson

I had been wanted these sensory mats for ages and wish I had bought them sooner. They are are beautiful and well made. My toddler loves stepping on things so these are perfect. Even my husband and I enjoy walking over them! Couldn’t recommend these enough!

Love this product

My students and I love the sensory mat and have nearly all the squares now in hard and soft. Tinnitots have been wonderful to deal with and are the only company I am aware of in Australia offering single mat pieces. As a small business owner this has allowed me to grow my mat of 8 squares to 24 over the year. My students love the mat and it’s moveable I take it in the car when visiting other students and they love putting it together in their home.

An amazing sensory support tool

We purchased this set for our Autistic son for Christmas and he absolutely loves them. The inclusion of spinning disks amongst the set is awesome

Our 18 month old loves these. Every few weeks we get them out again and we find new games to play.

Our 18 month old loves these. Every few weeks we get them out again and we find new games to play. Feels very nice on the feet!

Our 18 month old loves these. Every few weeks we get them out again and we find new games to play. Feels very nice on the feet!

Our 18 month old loves these. Every few weeks we get them out again and we find new games to play. The yellow hedgehog is a big uncomfortable to walk on for us and him but otherwise the flatter ones feel very nice on the feet!

Sensory Play Mats

My little one absolutely loves these as do all of our visitors. We use these mats for obstacle courses, role play games and to meet sensory needs for regulation. These are a great addition to our haul of toys and are a regular part of our daily play experiences.

Spin Discs Rotans Set

these are such a great addition to our playarea. my boys absolutely love them. They are well made. such a great fun piece for gross motor fun.

Great for sensory seekers!

My little one’s absolutely love them! Perfect for all ages including adult. Fast delivery and great communication ⭐️

Game changer !

My little one absolutely loves her Muffik mats ! We use in so many way !! Shower, playroom, outside that’s are fantastic for emotional regulation !

Amazing set of sensory mats

We have the medium set 1 of the Muffik sensory mats and everyone in the house loves them! It’s such a cool idea that you can arrange them however you like as a puzzle! You won’t be disappointed with this set!