Strobe Bar

The strobe bar contains 9 bright, coloured, LED lights which react to the sound of your voice or can be set to light up randomly. Size: 25cm x 4.5cm. Suitable for ages: 3+

Please note: The strobe bar requires 4xAA batteries (included) and also comes with an AC jack input (adaptor not supplied) for optional mains supply. The strobe bar should always be used with adult supervision.

The strobe bar should be used for short periods initially to ensure that no child is affected by the light. It is advisable that the practitioner initially sets the strobe bar to sound reaction and then moves to random setting as this is more controlled for the children and they will be quickly aware of how sound is affecting the lights.

Key learning this resource may support:


This resource may support language, literacy and communication development as it encourages listening and visual skills.

Physical development such as gross motor skills could be supported as children engage in dance and movement.

A variety of sensory experiences can be supported by using the strobe bar as children participate using light and sound.

Suggested starting points for engagement:

  • Practitioners should firstly consider how this resource can be used to support children at their current levels and also offer a gentle extension to their learning as and where appropriate.
  • As the strobe bar is responsive to sound, it can be used to encourage individual children to be more vocal as they aim to light a number of bars.
  • The strobe bar can be used with the sensory, light reflective blanket to create a cave like area for children to engage in open ended and creative play (under adult supervision).
  • Music and other sounds may be initiated and developed by children to explore how they might affect the reaction of the strobe bar.
  • Careful observation and consideration should be given to how children respond to this resource particularly children with heightened visual sensitivity.
  • It is important to note that children with epilepsy or other neurological or heightened sensory awareness need to be observed when using the strobe bar at the start.

AIM INCLUSIVE PLAY

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