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IS: Help me create sensory toys - INT

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Swap Coordinator:Paulaeliza (contact)
Swap categories: Sewing  Toys  Quilting 
Number of people in swap:3
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 30, 2016
Date items must be sent by:October 29, 2016
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

As a lot of you know me from swaps I am an Occupational Therapist working for a school district. The last 3 years I have been seeing hospital home bound students as the majority of my caseload. These are students too sick to go to school. I am in great need of sensory toys and books that are washable, can be chewed on/mouthed safely, and are durable. I have 24 new students. Most are working on readiness skills (letters, numbers, shapes, colors, putting in, taking out, switch access, animals, foods, body parts....you get the picture.). Because of the nature of their situation sharing toys can only be done if they are able to be sanatized. (Put through my washing machine.). Paper/pencil/crayon tasks are hand over hand at best for the majority of them.

For this swap I am asking participants to make a durable sensory book, sensory toy, sensory mat, glove puppet or weighted vest and mail it to me for one of my students. You will take a picture and email or mail it to your partner for the rating. You will send me an email or address with your item so that I can send you a thank you note with info about how it is helping the student and maybe a picture (no student faces). I know this is a big request, but I know some of you have big hearts and are wonderful crafts persons.

As I am one person, funds and time hold me back from doing all of this myself.

Please mashine wash all fabric before you start creating because all of the students are sensitive to the fabric preservatives.

If you need help with ideas please check out Pinterest or message me. Thanks so much in advance.

Mail items to: Paula Gale, 150 Mockingbird Rd., Tavernier, FL. 33063

Discussion

thebragal 09/13/2016 #

Can you give us some photos or links or directions?

Paulaeliza 09/13/2016 #

I have a Pinterest board that has a file sensory toy. It is under Paula Sachs (name before married) that has some ideas. I am not so great with links (understatement )

Paulaeliza 09/13/2016 #

Thanks so much Swan!

Paulaeliza 09/14/2016 #

Thanks for all of the great resources mgstgstll.

Think durable, able to hold up in the washing machine, and able to be mouthed.

HeideC 09/14/2016 #

How old are your students?

Paulaeliza 09/14/2016 #

I have students 3 to 21, however most are in preschool and kindergarten and all have developmental delays, except the students with SMA and muscular

Paulaeliza 09/15/2016 #

Thanks for all the great additions!

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