Sensory Processing 101

Author: Dayna Abraham,Claire Heffron,Pamela Braley,Lauren Drobnjak

Publisher: Lla Media LLC

ISBN: 9780692518366

Category:

Page: 190

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Whether you are a parent, educator, caregiver, or therapist, this easy-to-read guide is your starting point to gain a better understanding of sensory processing and the body's sensory systems. You may have heard of Sensory Processing Disorder, but this book is designed to help all children - not just those with a sensory disorder. The truth is that supporting healthy sensory processing is an important part of promoting overall health in every child. With this comprehensive guide, you get three books in one, including: *Sensory Processing Explained: An explanation of each sensory system from a therapist's point of view and from the perspective of a parent and educator *Sensory Activities: Step-by-step instructions for activities you can use in everyday play with kids at home or at school to support the development of each sensory system *Sensory Resources: Resources related to sensory processing, including support groups for parents and caregivers of children who have sensory needs, cheat sheets with quick overviews of each sensory system, and more This full-color sensory guide is different than anything you have read before. It contains: *Information concisely presented in one place to support sensory needs at home and in the classroom *Real life stories from the classroom, home, and therapy settings *Parent friendly language *Easy to navigate format so you can find the information you need at the right moment *Extensive list of sensory behaviors with strategies, activities and resources to help you understand your child and address their sensory needs *Reproducible resources such as red flag checklists, sensory system overviews, quick materials shopping lists for sensory activities

Playful Learning Lab for Kids

Whole-Body Sensory Adventures to Enhance Focus, Engagement, and Curiosity

Author: Claire Heffron,Lauren Drobnjak

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631595571

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

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Playful Learning Lab for Kids is a hands-on activity book that offers games and activities that revolve around the senses and concepts in reading, math, art, and science. Recent research has shown that children learn and develop new skills more quickly when they engage in playful, whole body activities. Movement allows them to refocus their attention, improves brain function, reduces stress, and improves circulation. Not only that, but the more senses that are used for learning, the more likely information is to be stored and retrieved. The activities in Playful Learning Lab for Kids explore concepts in reading, language, math, art, music, science, geography, and social studies, all while engaging children with movements, touch, sound, and sight. Most distinguishing of all, the activities and lessons here include suggestions for tailoring the experience to different levels, making it a book children can grow with. The skills range from visual perceptual skills and spatial awareness, to early geometry concepts, visual motor integration, and fine motor skills. Authors Claire Heffron and Lauren Drobnjak, pediatric occupational and physical therapists with years of experience in clinical and school-based settings, share their best tips and strategies for helping little learners reach their fullest potential through these engaging and fun activities. The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.

Translating Mechanisms of Orofacial Neurological Disorder

Author: Masayuki Kobayashi

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012385198X

Category: Medical

Page: 381

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In this volume, members of the International Translational Research Network on Orofacial Neurological Disorders and invited experts provide authoritative overviews of new aspects of motor function and sensation relating to neurological disorders in orofacial regions. Orofacial movements constitute fundamental motor patterns with essential roles in consummatory behavior, self-care, defensive and attack behaviors, vocalization and, in higher mammals, verbal as well as non-verbal communication. Clinically, dysfunction in orofacial movement is evident in numerous dental, cranio-maxillo-facial and neuropsychiatric disorders, including dysphagia, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia. Leading authors review state-of-the-art in their field of investigation and provide their views and perspectives for future research Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist

Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environments

Author: Shaun P. Collin,N.Justin Marshall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387226281

Category: Science

Page: 446

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Research on sensory processing or the way animals see, hear, smell, taste, feel and electrically and magnetically sense their environment has advanced a great deal over the last fifteen years. This book discusses the most important themes that have emerged from recent research and provides a summary of likely future directions. The book starts with two sections on the detection of sensory signals over long and short ranges by aquatic animals, covering the topics of navigation, communication, and finding food and other localized sources. The next section, the co-evolution of signal and sense, deals with how animals decide whether the source is prey, predator or mate by utilizing receptors that have evolved to take full advantage of the acoustical properties of the signal. Organisms living in the deep-sea environment have also received a lot of recent attention, so the next section deals with visual adaptations to limited light environments where sunlight is replaced by bioluminescence and the visual system has undergone changes to optimize light capture and sensitivity. The last section on central co-ordination of sensory systems covers how signals are processed and filtered for use by the animal. This book will be essential reading for all researchers and graduate students interested in sensory systems.

101 Games and Activities for Children With Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorders

Author: Tara Delaney

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071628053

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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LEARNING THROUGH PLAY One of the best ways for children with autism, Asperger's, and sensory processing disorders to learn is through play. Children improve their motor skills, language skills, and social skills by moving their bodies and interacting with their environment. Yet the biggest challenges parents, teachers, and loved ones face with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders is how to successfully engage them in play. Pediatric occupational therapist Tara Delaney provides the answer. In 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders, she shows you how to teach your children by moving their bodies through play. These interactive games are quick to learn but will provide hours of fun and learning for your child. And many of the games can be played indoors or outdoors, so your child can enjoy them at home, outside, or on field trips. More than one hundred games that help your child: make eye-contact, stay focused, and strengthen his or her motor skills associate words with objects and improve language and numerical skills learn how to interact with others, how to take turns, and other social skills needed for attending preschool and school

Bausteine der kindlichen Entwicklung

Die Bedeutung der Integration der Sinne für die Entwicklung des Kindes

Author: A.Jean Ayres

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642559999

Category: Psychology

Page: 339

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Die Bausteine für Ihren Therapie-Erfolg! - Störungen erkennen und verstehen - Ganzheitliche Frühförderung und Therapie - Praktische Hilfe für Eltern Jean Ayres Therapie-Klassiker hat bis heute nichts von seiner Aktualität verloren. Das erfolgreiche Standardwerk überzeugt durch das schlüssige Therapie-Konzept und die klare, verständliche Sprache, die Eltern und Therapeuten gleichermaßen erreicht.

The Partner's Guide to Asperger Syndrome

Author: Susan Moreno,Marci Wheeler,Kealah Parkinson,Tony Attwood

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849058784

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

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Drawing on their own experiences of being in long-term relationships with partners with Asperger syndrome, and interviews with others in the same situation, the authors offer tried-and-tested advice on how to surmount common difficulties and make things work.

Sensory processing in the mammalian brain

neural substrates and experimental strategies

Author: Jennifer S. Lund,Gerhard Werner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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The essays in this edited volume are written by neuroscientists distinguished for their research into the neurobiology of mammalian sensory processing. Covering a wide range of current experimental approaches to the investigation of the mammalian brain, the contributors address the nature of the central neural representation of the major sensory systems--taste, smell, hearing, sight, pain, and touch. Comparisons of their experimental rationales, methods of approach, and of the resulting data, demonstrate the commonality of many features of neural organization between the different sensory systems explored. Among the features discussed in detail are the import of elaborately structured maps of sensory function in the cerebral cortex, the degree of anatomical and physiological separation of different aspects of the input within single sensory systems, the nature of neuron assemblies responsible for complex analytic events, and the relation between metabolic patterns of activity and physiological recording of response properties. The importance of theoretical models, new imaging techniques, and investigations using neural transplants for experimental analysis of sensory systems are demonstrated and the influence of the concepts of cognitive psychology on experimental investigations of sensory processing is discussed. A series of commentaries links the book's different sections, indicating for the reader those aspects of the experimental findings that are of particular importance to an understanding of the field as a whole.

Giftedness 101

Author: Linda Kreger Silverman, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107982

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

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In my estimation Giftedness 101 ranks high among authoritative texts devoted to this particular population of children. It not only offers thorough experience and knowledge-based insights to those who are already or are contemplating serving the social emotional needs of these children in the future, but also those who profess to educate future teachers, those who would venture out into classrooms charged with the teaching and many others besides. It should be required reading for politicians - especially those who shape educational policy."--Gifted and Talented International "Linda Silverman is an articulate, insightful, authoritative, and extremely "gifted" international expert in the assessment of giftedness...[She] has created a gem with Giftedness 101. The fields of psychology and education should welcome this vibrant book with open arms." Alan S. Kaufman, PhD Yale Child Study Center School of Medicine "This is a really terrific book! I'm really impressed at how much information has been packed into it, how accessible it is (without talking down to the audience), and how well the author has parsed the many key issues in the world of giftedness. Parents and mental health professionals with find this book incredibly useful. I look forward to sharing it far and wide. I think it is a book that was badly needed and will really fill a niche." Corin Goodwin CEO & Executive Director, Gifted Homeschoolers Forum This is the most thorough history, explanation, and call to action for gifted advocates you will find."--Laughing at Chaos Blog What is giftedness? Is it the potential for success or is it the experience of being an "outsider"? This book addresses the unique psychological needs of gifted children, which are often manifested as "feeling different," and examines special issues such as gifted children with learning disabilities, gender considerations, implications of socio-economic status, and more. Giftedness 101 dispels common myths about giftedness and challenges the view that eminence is the true signifier of giftedness. It offers specific guidelines to psychologists, parents, and teachers; describes comprehensive assessment of the gifted; provides support for the twice exceptional; and focuses on the complex inner world of the gifted. The book defines giftedness as a psychological reality with powerful ramifications throughout the lifespan. Giftedness 101 will be a valuable, eye-opening resource for psychologists, educators, and other professionals who work with the gifted, as well as gifted individuals and their families. Key Features: Provides a concise, accessible overview of one of the most important and challenging topics in psychology and education Examines the concept of giftedness across the lifespan Covers both the intellectual assessment and development of gifted individuals as well as the psychological well-being issues of this population Written by a prominent expert in the field of the psychology of giftedness

Brain Mechanisms of Perception and Memory

From Neuron to Behavior

Author: Taketoshi Ono

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 692

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Information about perception and memory is accumulating rapidly in both basic and clinical neuroscience, and this progress has been made using a variety of approaches while drawing jointly on the traditions of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropsychology. In order to disseminate research occurring in leading laboratories around the world, an international symposium on "Brain Mechanisms of Perception and Memory: From Neuron to Behavior" was held in Toyama, Japan, in October 1991. Planned in conjunction with this important meeting, this volume presents the work of over 40 eminent scientists from around the world. Their research covers many topics, including such core issues as the perception of form, perception of motion, memory and the limbic system, the neocortex, and neural plasticity. A prominent area of discussion at the symposium, and one which figures prominently in this volume, is work with nonhuman primates, especially useful in the study of perception and memory. The breadth of coverage of this volume in conjunction with its extensive studies of nonhuman primates makes this book a necessary reference for those interested in current perspectives on brain mechanisms of perception and memory. Neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, cognitive and physiological psychologists will find this authoritative, state-of-the-art review important and informative reading.

Achtsame Kommunikation mit Kindern

Zwölf revolutionäre Strategien aus der Hirnforschung für die gesunde Entwicklung Ihres Kindes

Author: Daniel J. Siegel,Tina Payne Bryson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867810821

Category:

Page: 256

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Sind Sie hochsensibel?

Wie Sie Ihre Empfindsamkeit erkennen, verstehen und nutzen

Author: Elaine N. Aron

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864153298

Category: Self-Help

Page: 376

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Intensiver sehen, hören, fühlen – wenn Ihre Empfindungen Sie zu überwältigen drohen Wie nehmen Sie Ihre Welt wahr? Beeinträchtigen Lärm, Gerüche oder Stress Ihr Wohlbefinden? Haben Sie eine reiche Vorstellungskraft und lebendige Träume? Spüren Sie Feinheiten in Ihrer Umgebung auf und können Sie sich auf Ihre Intuition verlassen? Wenn Sie diese Fragen mit "ja" beantworten, dann sind Sie wahrscheinlich hochsensibel und äußerst feinfühlig in der Wahrnehmung äußerer Eindrücke. Hochsensible Menschen stoßen im Alltag jedoch auf viele Schwierigkeiten und werden oft fälschlicherweise als schüchtern stigmatisiert. Elaine N. Aron ist selbst hochsensibel. Einfühlsam und fundiert, basierend auf wissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen und Hunderten von Gesprächen, gibt sie einen umfassenden Einblick in das Phänomen Hochsensibilität. Sie gibt Ratschläge im Umgang mit Hürden im Alltag und erläutert, wie hochsensible Menschen zu einem ganz neuen Selbstbewusstsein finden.

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues, Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Lindsey Biel,Nancy Peske

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101429365

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 512

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BRAND NEW FOR 2018: A fully revised edition of the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges "At least, here are the insights and answers parents have been searching for." -Dr. Temple Grandin For children with sensory difficulties - those who struggle process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights - this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing challenges affect all kinds of kind - from those with developmental delays, learning and attenion issues, or autism spectrum disorder to those without any other issues. Now in its third edition, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is even more comprehensive and helpful than ever. In this book, you'll learn: *How the 8 senses (yes, 8!) are supposed to work together and what happens when they don't *Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to handling holiday gatherings * Strategies for managing sensitivities to noise, smell textures, and more *"Sensory diet" activities" that help meet sensory needs, with new ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families * Parenting tips for handling discpline, transitions, and behavioral issues *How to practically and emotionally support children and teens with autism and sensory issues * Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools more "sensory smart" *How to help your child with sensory issues use technology effectively and responsibly * Ways to empower your child and teen in the world * Where to get the best professional help and complementary therapies ***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***

Answers to Questions Teachers Ask about Sensory Integration

Forms, Checklists, and Practical Tools for Teachers and Parents

Author: Jane Koomar,Carol Stock Kranowitz,Stacey Szklut,Lynn Balzer-Martin,Elizabeth Haber,Deanna Iris Sava

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 1932565469

Category: Education

Page: 63

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Provides checklists for teachers to assess children with sensory processing problems, along with actions and activities to integrate them into the classroom and stimulate learning.

The Neural Bases of Multisensory Processes

Author: Micah M. Murray,Mark T. Wallace

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439812195

Category: Science

Page: 810

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It has become accepted in the neuroscience community that perception and performance are quintessentially multisensory by nature. Using the full palette of modern brain imaging and neuroscience methods, The Neural Bases of Multisensory Processes details current understanding in the neural bases for these phenomena as studied across species, stages of development, and clinical statuses. Organized thematically into nine sub-sections, the book is a collection of contributions by leading scientists in the field. Chapters build generally from basic to applied, allowing readers to ascertain how fundamental science informs the clinical and applied sciences. Topics discussed include: Anatomy, essential for understanding the neural substrates of multisensory processing Neurophysiological bases and how multisensory stimuli can dramatically change the encoding processes for sensory information Combinatorial principles and modeling, focusing on efforts to gain a better mechanistic handle on multisensory operations and their network dynamics Development and plasticity Clinical manifestations and how perception and action are affected by altered sensory experience Attention and spatial representations The last sections of the book focus on naturalistic multisensory processes in three separate contexts: motion signals, multisensory contributions to the perception and generation of communication signals, and how the perception of flavor is generated. The text provides a solid introduction for newcomers and a strong overview of the current state of the field for experts.

Durch die gläserne Tür - Lebensbericht einer Autistin

Author: Temple Grandin

Publisher: Verlag Rad und Soziales

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 187

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Der große amerikanische Kinoerfolg „Rain Man“ erzählt die Geschichte des Autisten Raymond mit anrührender Unmittelbarkeit und unpathetischer Leichtigkeit. Ebenso eindringlich und geradeaus ist die Geschichte der Autistin Temple Grandin, die übrigens mithalf, „Rain Man“ - Hauptdarsteller Dustin Hoffman auf seine anspruchsvolle Rolle vorzubereiten. Aus ihrer außergewöhnlichen Perspektive schildert Temple Grandin ihren zähen Kampf gegen die bizarren Symptome des Autismus: etwa das Unvermögen, ihre Bewegungen zu kontrollieren, die Besessenheit mit einer Beschäftigung, ihre Geräuschempfindlichkeit, die Überreiztheit ihres Nervensystems überhaupt, oder ihre anfängliche totale Unfähigkeit, mittels Sprache oder auch nur Körperkontakt eine Verbindung zur Außenwelt herzustellen - obwohl sie gerade dies sehnlichst wünschte. Dass es ihr schließlich dennoch glückte, sich aus ihrem gläsernen Gefängnis zu befreien, verdankt sie ihrem eigenen Erfindungsreichtum: Sie konstruierte einen Apparat, mit dessen Hilfe sie körperliche Berührung zulassen, aber auch kontrollieren konnte. Diese „Zaubermaschine“ wie auch die liebevolle Zuwendung einiger weniger Menschen öffneten ihr den Weg durch die gläserne Tür in die reale Welt.

Das überreizte Kind

Wie Eltern ihr Kind besser verstehen und zu innerer Balance führen. Mit der weltweit bewährten Methode der Selbstregulierung

Author: Dr. Stuart Shanker

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641183855

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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Dr. Stuart Shanker revolutioniert die Erziehung unserer Kinder: Seine Methode der Selbstregulierung ermöglicht Kindern aller Altersstufen – und deren Eltern – zu einer besonderen inneren Balance zu finden, einem Zustand von ruhiger Wachsamkeit. Von klein an wirken zu viele Reize auf sie ein, spätestens ab dem Schulalter sind sie einem oft unvorstellbaren Stress ausgesetzt. Das macht unruhig, unkonzentriert, aggressiv und hyperaktiv. Erwachsene reagieren meist mit einer Forderung nach Gehorsam – was leider nur dazu führt, dass der Druck weiter erhöht wird. Dr. Shankers Methode geht an die Wurzeln und bietet eine wirkliche Lösung. So kann Kindern – vom Kleinkind bis zum Teenager – geholfen werden. Jedem einzelnen.

Erziehen ohne auszurasten

Wie ich aufhörte, meine Kinder anzuschreien - und wie Sie das auch schaffen

Author: Sheila McCraith

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3432101708

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 212

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30 Tage, die Ihr Leben - und das Ihrer Kinder - verändern! Ihr Sohn will partout sein Zimmer nicht aufräumen und Sie schimpfen und werden laut? Ihre Tochter trödelt jeden Morgenherum und Ihnen platzt mal wieder der Kragen? Kennen Sie das? So ging es auch der vierfachen Mutter und Bloggerin Sheila McCraith. Sie brüllte ihre Kinder wie so oft furchtbar an, doch diesmal hörte der Handwerker, der gerade im Haus war, mit... Sheila schämte sich entsetzlich, denn sie liebt ihre Kinder doch von Herzen. Und dann beschloss sie, nie wieder zu schreien. Die Orange-Rhino-Challenge entstand... Was Sheila schaffte, das schaffen Sie auch, in 30 Tagen: - Finden Sie heraus, was in Ihnen das aggressive Graue Rhino weckt, das sofort zum Angriff übergeht, wenn es gereizt wird. - Lernen Sie, mit Ihren individuellen Triggern umzugehen, statt gleich loszuschreien. - Bleiben Sie dran und werden Sie zum Orange Rhino, das selbst dann ruhig, liebevoll und bestimmt bleibt, wenn die Kinder den Bogen mal wieder mehr als überspannt haben.

The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day

Awesome Games and Crafts to Master Your Moods, Boost Focus, Hack Mealtimes and Help Grownups Understand Why You Do the Things You Do

Author: Dayna Abraham

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624144160

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Help Your Kids Stay Calm, Be Happy and Make Every Day Amazing Do kids’ behaviors leave you confused and frustrated? Dayna Abraham is teaching the world there’s a better way. She, too, was baffled by her son’s behaviors until she realized the power of using science and child development to see him for the superkid he already was. In this revolutionary book, Dayna bridges the gap between kids and the adults who love them by empowering kids to be their own problem solvers and helping adults understand what kids really need to succeed. As a teacher, writer and mother, she explains that undesirable behaviors are really a cry for help. Kids have a need, but lack the tools and skills to express it. In this book, she gives kids fun projects and tools that boost their ability to control their behaviors, explain how they’re feeling and gain confidence. Each of the 75 unique sensory-rich projects in The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day will help kids navigate the most challenging times of day. Whether they struggle to get out the door in the morning or hate to sit for homework, this is the book for you. Kids will be begging to clean their room, their dinner plates and more with exciting activities such as: · Magnetic Morning Routines to help kids visualize their time and tasks to stay on track · Race to the Finish Dinnertime Gameboard to help even the pickiest eater find foods they like · Seated Silly Busters so even the wiggliest kid can get their work done · Weighted Snake Lap Buddies to calms fidgety legs and minds · Calming Glitter Slime to squash big worries · No-Sew Weighted Blanket to ensure a good night’s rest · ... and so much more The Superkids Activity Guide to Conquering Every Day puts the power into kids’ hands to understand themselves, discover their superpowers and have an awesome day, every day.