By Kelly Wilton
The world can be overwhelming, at times. Here are some products that may help calm, engage and focus.
QUIET IN A NOISY WORLD
Ems for Kids noise reduction earmuffs help children find “quiet” in a noisy world and help your child combat sensory overload, filter out distractions and increase calm. Perfect for outings like sport, music and great for use in the classroom or at home.
RRP from $28.99 earmuffsforkids.com.au
ARK’s Brick Stick® Chewable Pencil Toppers are designed in a range of strengths, from mild to avid chewers. Chewing is a common behaviour that can help regulate sensory systems, assisting with focus and concentration as well as managing anxiety and stress.
RRP $13.95 mydiffability.com.au
SENSORY INPUT FOR CONCENTRATION
The Calming Canoe is a fun seating option for reading nooks at home or in school libraries. It provides just the right amount of pressure to boost sensory integration skills and develop motor planning.
RRP $214.23 elizabethrichards.com.au
BLACK OUT TENT
The complete black out tent instantly pops-up to create a haven for your child. Made from extra- thick, durable two-sided nylon fabric, it has a black exterior and silver interior to block out over 90 per cent of external light, creating a calming dark area for maximum sensory exploration.
RRP $199.64 amazon.aom.au
FIDGET KIT FOR FIDGET LOVERS
The Kaiko Mega Works Kit is the big daddy version of Kaiko’s bestselling Works Kit. It contains fidgets that are discreet, yet large in size – making it ideal for teens and young adults. These fidgets are different to those in the Works Kit, and include the new Mega Cog and the Silkworm with larger, textured, flatter beads than the caterpillar.
RRP $119.95 kaikofidgets.com
THE ULTIMATE BOREDOM BUSTER
Door Pong is a fun game that can be played solo or with a friend. It encourages gross motor skills, coordination, concentration, cooperative play and focus. Great as a tool to let out frustration and fight boredom too. Clips to any door frame.
RRP $39.90 rainbowfun.com.au