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This book has instructions for 30+ projects you can make to help meet your child's sensory needs. Great for kids with autism, ADHD etc.
This book has instructions for 30+ projects you can make to help meet your child's sensory needs. Great for kids with autism, ADHD etc.
This book has instructions for 30+ projects you can make to help meet your child's sensory needs. Great for kids with autism, ADHD etc.
48 backers pledged $1,496 to help bring this project to life.

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Two years in the making, Kristin and Melissa have combined their super powers to create a resource for parents and professionals looking to create some "super" fun and "super" helpful tools and toys to help children with sensory processing needs.  

Calming bottles
Calming bottles

This book will contain 30+ projects that range from simple tools that can be assembled in minutes to weekend endeavors where you can invest your time and love in creating something special for your child. The book also includes information about each sensory system and ways to modify the projects to meet individual needs.

Stretchy Cocoon
Stretchy Cocoon

Over the past two years, Melissa and Kristin have developed all projects in the book and written and photographed detailed instructions. The content is 99% complete.  The final steps will include the layout of the book pages, final editing, and then we hit go on Amazon to self-publish. 

Our goal with Kickstarter is to gain additional emotional and financial support to finish this project.  That is where YOU come in! 

Weighted blanket
Weighted blanket

Is your child sensitive to or overwhelmed by different sensory inputs? Do they seek out sensory stimulation throughout the day? Has a therapist or other professional suggested your child would benefit from fidgets, weighted clothing, or other sensory soothing tools?  Then this is the book for you.

Balloon fidgets
Balloon fidgets

The projects are especially awesome for DIY-minded folks but more than half are super simple and don't require crafty skills.  What a great resource to have to be able to make custom toys for your child!

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Sensory garden
Sensory garden

 P.S. if you watched our video--thank you. It was really fun to make but please remember that we're writing a book, not making a movie. Now you know why.

Weighty worms
Weighty worms

Risks and challenges

We are so close to done but this funding will give us a deadline and the last bit of funding to get us across the finish line.

We plan to self-publish a print version via Amazon and don't forsee any difficulties but we haven't done this before so there may be delays or challenges. We still need to understand/if how we can publish an e-version of the book beyond a pdf file.

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    Thank you for being a friend! You've earned our extreme gratitude AND your name in the book credits.

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    An e-copy of the book will be yours with a $10 donation. This will be a pdf copy of the entire book so you can read all the great content and even print pages from your home computer.

    The pdf book will be sent via email and of course you'll also get our extreme gratitude and your name in the book credits.

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    The book! You get the whole thing all printed out and bound and professional for only $20! You'll have all the information you need to create custom projects to help support sensory processing.

    And yes, you absolutely receive our extreme gratitude and your name in the book credits.

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    The book! You get the whole thing all printed out and bound and professional AND the e-book for only $30! You'll have all the information you need to create custom projects to help support sensory processing.

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    A weighty worm AND the book!

    Weighty Worm is a project from the book and you get the sample. These little “worms” are a great tool that can affect several sensory systems and is especially beneficial for children who seek out touch and movement sensations. When carried around or transported in a backpack, it provides additional proprioceptive input to the child to help them navigate their environment. When the lap buddy is sitting on the child’s lap, it provides deep pressure input, which has a calming and organizing effect on the body. The various textures provide fun fidget opportunities for any child whose hands like to explore their (or their neighbor’s) belongings when sitting quietly in the classroom/church/car.

    You get the whole thing all printed out, bound and professional! You'll have all the information you need to create custom projects to help support sensory processing.

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    The book triple pack! Perfect for therapists who may want to share the book with clients. Or people with a lot of friends. You get three copies of the whole thing all printed out and bound and professional AND the e-book for only $60! You'll have all the information you need to create custom projects to help support sensory processing.

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    A Heavy Blanket AND the book!

    Many children enjoy wrapping themselves in this blanket when doing sedentary work activities (reading, writing, and watching t.v.). Their need to move decreases and their tolerance to light touch, various sounds, and visual distractions increases. At bedtime, the Heavy Blanket may be a great tool for children who need that extra weighted input to relax.

    This is the heavy blanket from the book. It is brown and blue and weighs 9 pounds.

    You also get the bound version of the book! You'll have all the information you need to create custom projects to help support sensory processing.

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