About the O-Rings

 
 

Sensory Learning for All:

The O-Rings were designed in close collaboration with therapists, teachers, parents, and kids to ensure that they would benefit kids in any setting and promote interaction between kids of all ages and abilities.

 

 
orings textures
 

Each ring has a different texture on the outside, which builds tactile sensitivity and is perfect for fidgeting, sensory integration, and therapy.

 

Each ring has a different filling on the inside, making each one a different weight and density. This makes the O-Rings perfect for building orientation and mobility skills.

 
 

O-Rings have been recognized by these awards:

Here's what people are saying about O-Rings:

 
  “Play is a learning experience, it shouldn’t have rules- that's why I love the O-Rings - there are no rules!” - Darlene COTA | Sensation Station

“Play is a learning experience, it shouldn’t have rules- that's why I love the O-Rings - there are no rules!” - Darlene COTA | Sensation Station

 
 

 

"I wholeheartedly endorse the O-rings as a valuable resource (toy) for every and any facility working with children both with and without special needs and would be pleased to personally speak of their benefits!”

-Bob Fricklas, PhD,  Director of Special Education Meeting Street School

 

“She’s actually seeking and exploring the textures… Without the O-Rings, it would be more challenging for our family to integrate Megan into the everyday workings of our life… The O-Rings allow her to sit with us comfortably.”

-Vickie, Parent

 
  “The O-Rings are the best, you guys!” - Zoe, age 9

“The O-Rings are the best, you guys!” - Zoe, age 9

 

“In my experience, there are two types of toys typically in the classroom or house, one for the kids with disabilities that are tailored toward them, and another set that you can get at your local toy shop. With the O-Rings, we’re able to overlap both toys for both types of kids, so that everyone wants to play with it.”

- Brendan Foley COMS, and TVI

 

"The O-Rings were a cozy nest for children during our Sensory Autistic Spectrum Story Time. It helped the children stay focus, while providing them the personal space they needed. This worked very well with a few children who had a hard time separating from their parent/guardian as well."

-Maria, Bilingual Children's Librarian and Parent

 
 
 "This has to be his favorite and most beneficial toy!" - Kailey, Christian's Mom

"This has to be his favorite and most beneficial toy!" - Kailey, Christian's Mom

 

Ways to play:

 Human Ring Toss!

Human Ring Toss!

 Stacking!

Stacking!

 Obstacle Course!

Obstacle Course!

 Rocking Chair!

Rocking Chair!

 Seating!

Seating!

 Race Track! (Incorporate other toys)

Race Track! (Incorporate other toys)

 Ring-O-Fire!

Ring-O-Fire!

 On a Platform Swing!

On a Platform Swing!

 
 

Are you playing with O-Rings in a unique way?

We want to see! Send your photos to us at hi@incrementstudios.com or via facebook!

At Increment Studios, we develop playthings that encourage inclusion for kids with and without disabilities to play together. Focusing on universal design and using a human-centered design process, we collaborate with educators, therapists, parents, and kids to create products that are truly responsive to our users' needs. We have launched our first product, O-Rings: a large-scale, sensory toy that promotes open-ended play, social interaction, gross motor skills, sensory stimulation, and tactile exploration, and it's locally made!

The co-founders, Maeve Jopson and Cynthia Poon, started Increment Studios as their collaborative thesis project in the Industrial Design Department at Rhode Island School of Design in 2013. Increment Studios is a Public Benefit Corporation, and they are currently based in New York City.