Don’t worry Moms and Dads of Sensory Sensitive Kids! SmartKnitKIDS has just what you need for Back to School time. Many moms and dads dread BTS time because they know it means a struggle to get their kids out the door in the morning for school. And once you get your kiddo there, it’s a struggle for the teacher in keeping them focused and ready to learn.
That’s why we assembled this amazing BTS kit from several of our favorite sensory items we’ve come across in talking with occupational therapists and parents of sensory kids. We have one kit for one lucky winner! You can enter to win anytime between right now and the end of our sale on August 15 at 11:59 pm. Enter by subscribing to our email list; commenting on any of our posts about the giveaway; visiting our SmartKnitKIDS facebook page or following @smartknitkids on Twitter. It’s just that simple.
But, if you’re not the lucky winner, don’t despair. We’ve made it very easy for you to order your own Back to School Sensory Kit. Follow the links below to purchase each piece from our website www.smartknit.com or from our friends at Amazon!
We love to make our amazing seamless socks, undergarments and compresso-t products part of every giveaway we do. But, we know that size, style, color preferences, sensitivity and even needs vary from each individual kid, that’s why we don’t include any specific product as part of our giveaway. Instead, we always include an e-gift card that can be used to purchase any of our seamless products from www.smartknit.com. You get $25 that can be used to buy whatever you need most.
This is a top fidget for kids with ADHD, Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder. This specialized elastic band easily attaches to child’s chair and offers kids a change in environment needed to help them focus and be ready to learn. The chair fidget is heavy duty and can withstand frequent kicking. Another great feature is that it is silent – perfect for the classroom since it doesn’t cause noisy distractions.
This small, handheld fidget is the perfect tool to help children that need to keep their hands occupied. It is great for kids that tend to have desk distractions like pen clicking or pencil tapping. Marble Fidgets are heavy duty and can withstand lots of “abuse” from active kiddos. But, if it does break, no need to worry. It comes with a guarantee!
Desk Buddy Textured Chewable Ruler
Here’s another great fidget for your child to keep at his or her desk. It was engineered by a team of occupational therapists and teachers. Lay it at the top of your child’s desk and if the need arises, they can touch the sensory bar. Several different textures will keep fingers happy! And, it is made of FDA-approved material that is safe to chew on. But, don’t worry if your child likes to put this item in their mouth. It’s naturally bacteria resistant and dishwasher safe.
Lavender Scented Calming Putty
This therapeutic calming putty gives a multi-sensory experience. It provides a calming touch and smell, as well as working the hand muscles. Children can twist and squeeze the putty, which helps build arm and hand muscles. Lavender is known for its soothing qualities and then scent from this lavender putty can have a calming influence on a child or even promote sleep if used near bedtime or naptime. Made of silicone, it is safe for children ages 4 and up. Free of gluten, casein, latex and soy.
Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske
We love this book at SmartKnitKIDS. It has definitely helped us to better understand a child with Sensory Processing Disorder. It is a winner of the NAPPA Gold Award and iParenting Media Award. The best thing about this book is that it helps parents learn how to advocate for their children at school and to empower their children in the world.
I’m Not Weird, I Have Sensory Processing Disorder by Chynna Laird
This children’s book is told from the SPD child’s perspective and is a great tool for helping to explain SPD to other children. It is truly a perfect addition to a classroom that has an SPD kid. The book was inspired by the author’s own daughter.
Other Great Sensory Items that We Love
Sensory Chewable Droplet Pendant
Hypnotic Liquid Motion Spiral Timer Toy
Don’t forget to enter our contest to win your own Back to School Sensory Kit!