The Toy Control Box can be used as an introduction to the use of switches.
Observations of a child using a switch to switch a toy can often be sufficient to establish whether they have an understanding of cause and effect. These devices also allow more complex situations to be explored such as turn taking.
It allows switch control of battery operated toys or devices. One or two toys can be connected, with either one or two switches controlling each toy.
The modes of control include:
- Play for a designated time
- Press the switch on to turn on, press again to switch off
- Hold down the switch to keep playing
- Turn on with one switch, turn off with the other