TOOLS FOR YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS.
RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
Specially designed products, links, questions and answers for educators to support their students and help them learn.
HELP YOUR CHILD REACH THEIR GOALS with
Hand Picked Therapy Toys & Equipment.
Wiggle Kids provides Therapy Toys and Equipment products that have been Hand-Picked by our very own Paediatric Occupational Therapist. These products are designed to help your clients reach their goals and are inspected and tested to ensure they meet our three primary objectives – Fun, Function & Quality.
ROOM TO REGULATE
CUSTOMIZED SENSORY ROOMS
A sensory room can be a sensory-rich environment where your client can access tools and activities to help them regulate. When creating your sensory room, think of the 7 sensory systems and choose tools/equipment that target that sense. Sensory integration research shows that sensory input can help with regulation.
Below is a small example of some of the sensory products you can customize your client’s space with:
WIGGLE KIDS RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS
These Wiggle Kids Therapy Toy & Equipment Products are specially designed for educators in their classrooms and schools to help their students in areas such as improving pencil grasp, improving focus/attention and self-regulation, and setting up sensory rooms in their schools.
Our OT has chosen products from these categories to help you find toys and equipment that will easily incorporate into your classroom to help support your students. We also offer a customized sensory room kit to help your students get their Wiggles out!
ASK THE EXPERT
Aisling Nebor, OT
As a Paediatric Occupational Therapist and a Mom of two, I know the importance of Play and Fun. Simply put, when kids are having fun they learn. The tools we use are so important – and for kids the tools we use are TOYS! It is my passion to help children reach their potential, and I am so excited to use my experience as an OT, and as a Mom to hand-pick the best toys for you to continue the learning at home.
Have a Question? If you have an Occupational Therapy product related question, Ask Ash – and she will do her best to answer!
Question: My child holds the pencil in a funny way. How can I help them?
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Question: How can I work on core strength with my child at home?
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