About Sensory Bubble Tube
Sensory bubble tubes have become popular as decorative features that can be displayed in any environment, such as restaurants, schools and homes. They create a combination of colourful light and bubbling water, offering both an attractive and relaxing experience. Although they can be used purely as decorative or novelty items, sensory bubble tubes also provide additional benefits for children, particularly those with learning and behavioural difficulties.
The basic construction of a sensory bubble tube is a free standing acrylic tube, which is filled with coloured water and is lit at the base of the tube by an LED. Air is then pumped into the liquid, creating bubbles that rise up the tube. The bubbles catch the coloured light and create an attractive display. In some models, the bubble intensity and light colour can be controlled and changed. The tube may also feature novelty items, such as artificial decorative fish.
Many sensory bubble tubes are used in multi-sensory rooms in schools, nurseries and care facilities. Like other multi-sensory equipment, bubble tubes help to stimulate, relax and comfort babies and children. Bubble tubes can be particularly effective with children who have learning and behavioural difficulties. They can also be used with adults or children who have problems with anxiety or depression. A multi-sensory room remains dark, to accentuate the light from the bubble tubes and create a soothing atmosphere. Many sensory bubble tubes also allow children to interact with the equipment by controlling the colours in the tube.