A very proud collaboration between StorySacks Ireland and Little Kneaders, to bring children and adults a selection of thoughtfully and lovingly chosen sensory tools in one bag, that can be taken anywhere and everywhere at any time.
StorySacks Ireland and Little Kneaders are both small Irish companies with the same ethos at the heart of their businesses – to improve and enrich the lives of children and adults.
The book – You Are Light by Aaron Becker
Open this beautiful book to find a graphic yellow sun surrounded by a halo of bright die-cut circles. Now hold the page up to the light and enjoy the transformation as the colors in those circles glow. In an elegant, sparely narrated ode to the phenomenon of light, Aaron Becker follows as light reflects off the earth to warm our faces, draws up the sea to make the rain, feeds all the things that grow, and helps to create all the brilliant wonders of the world, including ourselves.
The Sensory Bottle – Blue Float Bottle from Petit Boum
Light, colour and magic. The rainbow at your fingertips. With these bottles, inspired by the colour range of nature, little ones will discover colours, marvel at the light, stimulate their concentration while also finding a moment of calm.
Let the littlest ones contemplate the glitter flow, sequins and pompoms (great for early eye tracking & colour recognition). Noted for their calming effects use them with older ones (both children & adults!) as a calming & mindfulness tool.
The Sensory Panel – Gold or Purple Glitter Sensory Panel from TicKit
Easy Hold Glitter Panels are easy to hold solid rubberwood frames with handles, enclosing different colourful sparkling glitter inserts that will help your child to engage with the world around them in a unique way.
In a choice of purple or gold, these beautiful glitter panels offer a fascinating sensory and magical perspective of their environment; as the glitter twists and swirls the movement will capture your child’s curiosity. Perfect for sensory discovery and encouraging descriptive vocabulary.
The Therapy Dough – CALM
Our Calm therapy dough is for children and adults who find it difficult to calm an overactive mind before bed. Scented with the Ground Wellbeing sleep essential oil of Lavender and Bergamot, this soft dough has been created to be used to unwind and promote feelings of calmness. When used during a bedtime routine, this dough can help slow our heart rates and encourage built up tensions from school or work to release from our minds and body.
This dough has been created for children and adults who have special needs and find periods of calm and stillness difficult to incorporate into their daily routine. It has also been created for those who are suffering from anxiety and find it hard to slow an overactive racing mind and heart rate.
The calm dough is deep purple in colour as this colour creates a harmonious balance of awareness and peace. The tone chosen encourages deep contemplation and the mind to balance for relaxation before sleep. It also represents the scent of the Lavender flower in the essential oil.
The Sensory Rice – Orchard Apple Scented Rainbow Rice by Little Kneaders
So many benefits, so much fun and a superpower sensory tool!
Encourages language development and conversation skills.
Encourages fine motor skills and control – those tiny grains make the pincer grip work really hard
Works those gross motor skills
Stimulates the tactile, visual & olfactory senses
Encourages hand eye coordination development when using scoops, bowls & spoons
Helps to improve concentration and focus
Has incredible calming powers on the sensory systems
Can be used as a calming/soothing distraction tool for children with additional needs whilst brushing their hair, cutting their nails, applying or removing plasters etc
Is a dry sensory base alternative for children who dislike wet, mushy or creamy textures
Builds self confidence and self esteem and is proven to boost emotional, mental and physical wellbeing
Helps with practicing letter and number writing or shape drawing.
Sparks imaginations and creativity
Works as an incredible soothing tool for Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients who find frustration overwhelming and self regulation difficult to achieve.