Social Awareness

A Different Little Doggy

“A Different Little Doggy” is an illustrated children’s book all about a dog who is a little different from the rest. The storybook focuses on Taz, a dog who turns his differences into his strengths. Page by illustrated page, Taz informs the reader about everything that makes him unique, and how they are all positives that he would not change one bit. The story is written by Heather Whittaker and illustrated by Scott Alberts. In addition to the illustrated story, there is a separate classroom curriculum available with 10 activities for further exploration of the topic.

Jumbo Circus

Jumbo Circus

This set of blocks is themed with circus animals and full of balancing and building potential. The Jumbo Circus set comes with 4 balancing planks along with 4 large, 8 medium and 16 small elephant blocks. The blocks can be stacked, rolled, connected, and rocked for endless creativity and construction opportunities. The elephant blocks come in 4 vibrant colors and have illustrations and textures on them for visual and tactile appeal. Each kit comes with an activity guide for extended play ideas. 

Twonster

Twonster®

Twonsters are plush characters in the shape of friendly monsters that share different emotions. Each character is equipped with two individual emotions for children to express as they switch between the interchangeable faces that are sewed onto the Twonster. Each Twonster is made from soft, pillowlike material that makes them ideal for cuddling. There are 9 different Twonsters in two different sizes for kids and caregivers to choose from, each with its own colorful appearance and personality. 

Busy Hands

Fiddle Focus™ for Busy Hands

Fiddle Focus™ for Busy Hands is a fidget toy that utilizes a variety of fabrics to provide sensory stimulation through a diversity of touch and textures. It is small enough to be carried and used when the child is seeking out sensory stimulation, or feels overwhelmed and needs to keep hands busy and focused. It can also be used as a comfort or transitional object for children in new or changing activities at home and school. 

Busy Hands

Fiddle Focus™ for Busy Fingers

Ideal for promoting focus and attention, Fiddle Focus™ for Busy Fingers helps kids with self-regulation. Fiddle Focus™ for Busy Fingers is a fidget toy that utilizes a variety of fabrics to provide tactile discrimination and sensory stimulation. It can be used when the child feels overwhelmed and needs to keep hands busy, or is seeking out sensory stimulation. It can also be a positive tool for children to use for transitions between activities, home and school. 

Bouncy Bands for Desks

Bouncy Bands® for Desks

Kids are more productive and spend more time on task when they can move! Bouncy Bands are a heavy-duty solid rubber bungee-like cord that attach to the legs of a chair or desk to allow kids to discretely exercise their legs while sitting. Kids with short legs can enjoy being able to rest their feet on the Bouncy Band instead of having them dangle all day. Bouncy Bands are quiet and don't distract others, so they are a great tool for the classroom setting!

Chair Bungee Cord

Bouncy Bands® for Chairs

Kids are more productive and spend more time on task when they can move! Bouncy Bands are a heavy-duty solid rubber bungee-like cord that attach to the legs of a chair or desk to allow kids to discretely exercise their legs while sitting. Kids with short legs can enjoy being able to rest their feet on the Bouncy Band instead of having them dangle all day. Bouncy Bands are quiet and don't distract others, so they are a great tool for the classroom setting!

Cumberland

Cumberland

This wooden play set is linear in design and is anchored by a one-story, covered deck. The set includes monkey bar rings, a rock wall, rung ladder, two swings, a trapeze bar and slide. The play set can accommodate twelve children. The swings have a maximum weight of 115lbs. All necessary lumber is included and is pre-cut and stained.

Exer-Rider

Exer-Rider®

Adapted from the classic flying turtle, the Exer-Rider® was designed by a pediatric physical therapist for those with special needs. Moving handles back and forth propels the rider. This inviting Exer-Rider® works well with children who have upper body strength and mobility but who also have lower extremity weakness and/or paralysis such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and muscular dystrophy. The Exer-Rider® brings the benefits of physical activity to children with physical disabilities. 

BANANAGRAMS

Bananagrams

This game includes 144 letter tiles of the same size and shape. Players each receive the same number of letter tiles and must create their own crossword using all of their tiles and the tiles in the “bunch” before the other players. Players will shout “peel” and “dump” when they are out of tiles or need a swap. This game promotes word recognition and pre-literacy skills while inspiring laughter and socialization. 

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