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School Tools

This section includes a range of items to help children do their best at school. There are many items throughout our website to help meet this goal, however we've pulled out a few 'key contenders' for ease of searching. Please look also under 'Pencil Grips', 'Scissors', and in the Motor section under 'Posture and Seating' and 'Things for left Handers' for more specific suggestions.


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  • A Ferret Named Phil

    $26.95
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    There’s a new children’s book out that every mum, dad and grandparent is going to want to include in the bedtime routine. 
    ‘A Ferret Named Phil’ is the heartwarming story of a little ferret (Phil) who overcomes a bully without resorting to violence. It’s an important message for kids of all ages told through fun rhyme and accompanied by beautiful watercolour illustrations. The book is fast becoming a favourite with kids, teachers and parents alike.
    Written by William Reimer and Illustrated by James Moore, published in 2015
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  • Angled or Slope Boards


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    Angled Boards (or slope boards) help children to maintain an upright sitting posture and a more extended wrist position while writing. An angled writing surface is highly recommended by Occupational Therapists and Optometrists. Skillbuilders Angled Boards are made of strong, clear perspex with a metal clip. They are designed at a 20 degree recommended angle. Small rubber stoppers at the base prevent movement. They are designed to be lightweight and portable, without compromising strength and stability.

    The regular size is 33cm wide x 40cm deep (the width is the base edge closest to the child).

    The large size is 50cm wide x 40cm deep. 

    Extra features:

    * Tracing slope boards have an extra layer of perspex. You can slide worksheets, tracing mazes, etc between the two layers so children can practice the activity with a whiteboard marker before doing it 'for real' on the paper! 

    * The Collapsible Angled Board provides another option which can be folded flat for easier storage.

    * Introducing our new 'STORAGE ANGLED BOARDS'. These boards double as a desk and drawer, with the writing surface being the lid. They are 40cm wide - a width to provide a practical storage space, but not too wide to be too heavy. We have made them in a glass-like black so that children aren't visually distracted by the contents inside. Storage Boards are only available for local pick-up.

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  • Animal Pencil Topper


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    New!  Adorable velvety soft, animal pencil toppers that double as a finger puppet! These lovely tactile, wonderfully soft toppers make a great silent classroom fidget or a focusing pencil topper that adds a nice touch of weight to writing tools. Kids love using these as a sensory toy for putting on puppet shows (finger puppets are great for promoting eye-hand coordination and finger isolation skills). Made of all natural rubber with a soft flocked coating, and coloured with natural veggie dyes. These adorable toppers come in random assorted animal shapes and your choice of unisex or girl colours. For ages 3-up. Sold in singles or 5-packs. Contain latex.

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  • Ark Bite Saber Pencil Topper


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    Need to chew? The Bite Saber™ Chewable Pencil Toppers are a safe solution for anyone who needs to chew. Chewing can be a very effective way to help calm, self-regulate, and focus, so these chewy tools are a perfect pairing for homework, note-taking, and more. As an added bonus, they also provide extra weight to the pencil, which provides increased hand awareness and promotes proper pencil positioning. Each topper is solid on one end for chewing, hollow on the opposite end to conveniently fit over standard pencils, and textured all around for extra tactile input. They feature the same medical grade, resilient material as all of ARK's other chews in three colour-coded toughness levels.

    We have Magenta (for mild chewers), Lime Green (Xtra tough for moderate chewing), and Blue (Xtra Xtra tough for strong chewing)

    • Each topper is sold individually
    • Best practice is to use with eraser-less pencils (each topper comes with its own eraser-less pencil)
    • Designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA by ARK Therapeutic
    • Each topper is medical grade, FDA compliant, and contains NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex
    • Each topper measures just over 7cm in length and 1.2cm in diameter 
    • Colour hues may vary slightly
    • Highly recommended for individuals who have Autism, sensory needs, anxiety, ADHD, etc, or for anyone of any age who needs to chew. 

    Caution: This product is not a toy. Recommended for children 6-7 years and up (the age that children typically start using a standard pencil). Although these chew tools are made out of sturdy, medical grade materials, no chew tool is indestructible.  Wear/tear may be expected given the nature of the intended use.  How long they last is typically equal to the amount and intensity of the chewing, as well as other variables (such as jaw strength, stress/anxiety levels, if other sensory strategies are in place, etc.).  While for some people a chew tool will last forever, for others with heavy/aggressive oral needs, they may go through it very quickly.  Please supervise at all times and replace if necessary if the item shows signs of wear and tear.  



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  • Ark Brick Stick Pencil Toppers


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    Does chewing on pencils or pen caps sound familiar?  Ark's Brick Stick™ Chewable Pencil Toppers are the perfect solution.  Chewing can be a very effective way to help calm, self-regulate, and focus, so these chewy pencil covers are a perfect pairing for homework, note-taking, and more.  As an added bonus, they also provide extra weight to the pencil, which provides increased hand awareness and promotes proper pencil positioning.  

    Each topper is solid on one end for chewing, hollow on the opposite end to conveniently fit over standard pencils, and textured all around for extra tactile input. The front side features large bumps, with small bumps on the back side for varied sensory input. 

    Our Brick Stick pencil toppers come in 3 colour-coded toughness levels:

    • Standard (red) = the softest / chewiest option, recommended for mild chewing
    • XT (lime green) = XT stands for "Xtra Tough," recommended for moderate chewing
    • XXT (royal blue) = XXT stands for "Xtra Xtra Tough," recommended for those who like the resistance of chewing on very hard items
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    • Each topper is sold individually
    • Best practice is to use with eraser-less pencils (each topper comes with its own eraser-less pencil)
    • Designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA by ARK Therapeutic
    • Each topper is medical grade, FDA compliant, and contains NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex
    • Each topper measures about 6.3cm long, 1.5cm wide, and about 1.3cm thick (just a tad thicker than the Brick Stick necklace).
    • Colour hues may vary slightly
    • Caution: This product is not a toy. Recommended for children 6-7 years and up (the age that children typically start using a standard pencil). Although these chew tools are sturdy and durable, no chew tool is indestructible.  Wear/tear may be expected given the nature of the intended use.  How long they last is typically equal to the amount and intensity of the chewing, as well as other variables (such as jaw strength, stress/anxiety levels, if other sensory strategies are in place, etc.).  While for some people a chew tool will last forever, for others with heavy/aggressive oral needs, they may go through it very quickly.  Please supervise at all times and replace if necessary if the item shows signs of wear and tear.  For the longest lasting chew tool for avid chewing, see ARK's Y-Chew XXT.

       
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  • Ark Krypto Bite Chewable Pencil Topper


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    Does chewing on pen caps and pencil erasers sound familiar?  Then you're in luck!  Krypto-Bite™ Chewable Pencil Toppers are a safe solution for kids and adults who need to chew. Chewing can be a very effective way to help calm, self-regulate, and focus, so these chewy tools are a perfect pairing for homework, note-taking, and more. As an added bonus, they also add extra weight to the pencil for increased hand awareness and to help the pencil comfortably rest in the web space between the thumb and pointer finger.  The prism shape has a hollow tube on one end to conveniently fit over standard #2 pencils. 

    ARK's Krypto-Bite comes in three different toughness levels:

    Magenta = Soft for mild chewing, Green = Medium (Xtra Tough), Blue = Firm (Xtra Xtra Tough)

    • Each topper is sold individually
    • Best practice is to use with eraser-less pencils (each topper comes with its own eraser-less pencil)
    • Designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA by ARK Therapeutic
    • Each topper is medical grade, FDA compliant, and contains NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex
    • Each topper measures approximately 7cm in length and 1.2cm in diameter 
    • Colour hues may vary slightly
    • Highly recommended for individuals who have Autism, sensory needs, anxiety, ADHD, etc, or for anyone of any age who needs to chew.
    • Not recommended for avid / aggressive chewing. The best option for avid chewing is ARK's Y-Chew XXT (sold separately). 

    Caution: This product is not a toy. Recommended for children 6-7 years and up. Although these chew tools are made out of sturdy, medical grade materials, they are not indestructible. Some individuals (particularly those with heavy oral needs and aggressive biting/chewing) may be able to damage the tools. Please supervise at all times and replace if necessary when the item shows signs of wear and tear.




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  • Ark Sensory Bookmark/Fidget (3 Pack)

    $14.95
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    ARK’s Sensory Bookmark - a cool tactile fidget for home, school, work, or anywhere in between.  As a “bookmark,” it discreetly fits in with the rest of your desk items without specifically standing out as a sensory tool.  Run your fingertips across 4 different textured sections - small bumps, larger bumps, straight lines, and diagonal lines.  The lines have a more mild feel while the bumps have a more pronounced feel for different levels of tactile input.   As an added bonus: the bookmarks are soft and flexible - bend them, twist them, roll them, and fidget away.
    • Designed and made in the USA by ARK Therapeutic
    • Each bookmark measures 15.2cm long and 1.95cm wide
    • Sold in a pack of 3
    • Colours may vary
    • Dishwasher-safe
    • Medical grade, FDA compliant, no lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex
    • Although technically safe to chew on, these are too thin and not meant for chewing 

     



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  • Bendeez Pen

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    A brilliant fidget option for older students who need something to assist concentration. Totally cool at the same time! Writes in blue ink. 

    Bendeez are constructed of a flexible plastic with a soft texture allowing them to bend into any shape imaginable! 


    NB Not recommended as a chew option.



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  • Bendeez Stylus

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    A practical calming option. Bend and twist the body. The stylus tip is perfect for all touch screen devices.

    NB Not recommended as a chew option

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  • BEST Playground Toolbox Friends, Fitting In


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    For Kids - Friends are important so having a Toolbox full of great TOOLS to manage friendships is essential to being happy and successful. Kids learn the life skills of unwrapping their friendliness package, joining in, dealing with the nasty stuff like being excluded and putting out Friendship Sparks, Flames and Fires. A must have Notebook for happy and successful Primary School children. Supported by a companion Parents’ Notebook.

    For Parents - Parents also need a Toolbox full of great TOOLS to help their child to manage friends and friendships. This must have Notebook goes hand in hand with the Kids Notebook above to help parents support their kids to learn valuable life skills.

    Available individually, or as a combo.   


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  • Big Book of Cut and Paste Words

    $40.35
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    The Big Book of Cut and Paste Words contains phonic activities with a large selection of activities which can be used for individual, small group or whole class programs. The activities consolidate, extend and revise sounds and give children confidence while making new words in a familiar format. They can be photocopied, enlarged, laminated, cut up and used in a variety of ways, eg
    * Making new words
    * Putting words in sentences
    * Word patterns (same ending, same sound)
    * Cut, paste and write the words to focus also on fine motor skills

    A sequential, curriculum-based book that is useful for parents, teachers, OT's and Speechies. For 5-7 years. 
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  • Big Book of Making Words

    $35.00
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    Big Book of Making Words contains phonic activities with a large selection of consistent activities to save teachers and therapists time and give children hands-on experiences. They can be used as part of a teaching program for a whole group or for individual children. The activities consolidate, extend and revise sounds and give students confidence while making new words in a familiar format. They can be photocopied, enlarged, laminated, cut up and used in a variety of ways. 
      
    Making Words can be used for:
    • putting words in sentences
    • finding rhyming words
    • word sort activities
    • learning new words and revising known words
    • finding words in the dictionary
    • adding endings and beginnings to base words
    • finding other words with the same sound
    • as a base for handwriting activities
    • A sequential, curriculum-based book that is useful for parents, teachers, OT's and Speechies. For 5-7 years. 

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  • Bloom Stools


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    'Move to Learn' with the Bloom Stool - the clever design allows movement for children while they stay seated. Children can self-regulate by moving as much as they need to so that they can maintain their attention. Movement stimulates a nice, upright sitting posture which also stimulates attention and arousal.

    * Ideal for use in schools, libraries, breakout areas 
    * Easy to move
    * Robust
    * Rubber seat surface
    * Easy to clean

    OPTIONS (we recommend measuring against your desk to ensure a good fit)
    • 310mm High 
    • 370mm High 
    • 450mm High 
    • 520mm High 
    As a basic guideline, 310mm for kindergarten, 370mm for lower primary, 450mm for upper primary and 520mm for high school/adult, however this varies with the child's height and the height of the desk.

    WARRANTY

    10 Years

    AVAILABLE COLOURS

    Standard

    Red GumMandarinBlue
    Please email us your colour choice if you're ordering 310mm or 520mm as we get these in to order.

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  • Bookmark Reading Guides


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    These are new! They look like a bookmark and function like a highlighter. The coloured, transparent strip helps readers stay on track and focussed. Very helpful for children with visual perceptual difficulties, visual tracking difficulties, or simply difficulty maintaining visual attention.

     

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  • Bouncy Bands


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    For children who find it difficult to stay seated for long periods of time, Bouncy Bands for Chairs are designed to allow them to wiggle while they work!    

    For active, movement seeking children, the Bouncy Bands can provide the input that they need to stay focused and productive while seated.  Additionally, children who feel anxious when working, may enjoy being able to stretch their legs as a means to release their anxiety while they work. Those children who's feet don't touch the floor can use the bands as a foot rest instead of having them dangling all day.   
     
    Made from really heavy duty, latex-free rubber with loops at each end to fit around the included support pipes.  

    Available in regular and wide widths:

    Regular = The bands will stretch to fit chairs that have a distance from 33-44 cm between the chair legs.
    Wide = The bands will stretch to fit chairs that have a distance from 43-60 cm between the chair legs.  

    Please Note: Chair legs need to be less than 3.6cm diameter.

    We've now added 'Band Only' which is just the regular size heavy duty Bouncy Band without the support pipes. This is an option for the square-leg chairs as the support pipes don't fit over these. You can make 'tennis-ball socks' to prevent the bands slipping down to the floor, but mostly they don't tend to move anyway.

    To make tennis ball socks:
    1. Get 4 tennis balls
    2. Cut a slit in each ball
    3. Push the chair legs into the slits
    4. It works!!

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  • Chair Bag


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    Help kids get organised with this sturdy and practical chairbag which doubles as a homework bag. This super strong bag sits neatly on the back of the chair providing a place to store special items (eg it's a good place to put sensory items for those children who benefit by them). It can then also be used as a homework bag by flipping the top to reveal a nice strong handle. 

    Extremely tough polyester outer for durability, soft lining inside to keep contents safe and sound. Available in 2 sizes.

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  • Chewberz Pencil Toppers

    $15.00
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    Another pencil topper option for people who concentrate best with something to gnaw on!
    All dark blue and in a pack of 3 giving 3 different textures - smooth, ridged and dotted.
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  • Coko Learning Bricks


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    The Coko Learning Bricks collection provides an excellent way for children to develop literacy skills using concrete materials. There are small (16cm x 16cm) and large size base plates (28.5cm x 28.5cm) which are also compatable with Duplo, meaning you can combine literacy building with construction play - so much more interesting!

    There are 40 capital letters and 50 lower case letters in foundation font with teachers notes. The diagraph set includes diagraphs for word building eg: 'sh', 'ch', 'th' etc. in foundation script with a CD and teacher notes included. 

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  • Coloured Line Go-Stop Writing Pads

    $10.25
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    Specifically designed writing paper using the theme 'sky, trees, ground' to highlight top, middle and bottom lines for writing. Great tool to help children learn sizing of letters in relation to each other. Available in pads of 50 pages. The Go-Stop variation is to help children establish left to right directionality with their writing.

    Verbal prompts to help children learn ........

    Brown line   =  The Ground  

    (all letters sit on the ground, some letters go 'underground', e.g.  y  q  p)

    Green Line  =  The Trees       

    (small letters start in the trees and sit on the ground, e.g.  a  c  e)

    Blue Line     =  The Sky         

    (tall letters and capital letters start in the sky)


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  • Coloured Line Story Pads

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    Specifically designed writing paper using the theme 'sky, trees, ground' to highlight top, middle and bottom lines for writing. Great tool to help children learn sizing of letters in relation to each other. Available in pads of 50 pages. This is our NEW 'Story' version with a box for drawing a picture and space for a Title at the top. Ideal set up also for Daily Diary.

    Verbal prompts to help children learn......

    Brown line   =  The Ground  

    (all letters sit on the ground, some letters go 'underground', e.g.  y  q  p)

    Green Line  =  The Trees       

    (small letters start in the trees and sit on the ground, e.g.  a  c  e)

    Blue Line     =  The Sky         

    (tall letters and capital letters start in the sky)


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  • Coloured Line Writing Pads


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    Specifically designed writing paper using the theme 'sky, trees, ground' to highlight top, middle and bottom lines for writing. Great tool to help children learn sizing of letters in relation to each other. Available in pads of 50 pages. Larger sized lines for preprimary and Year 1 (24mm), and narrower lines for Years 2 and 3 (18mm).

    Verbal prompts to help children learn ........

    Brown line   =  The Ground  

    (all letters sit on the ground, some letters go 'underground', e.g.  y  q  p)

    Green Line  =  The Trees       

    (small letters start in the trees and sit on the ground, e.g.  a  c  e)

    Blue Line     =  The Sky         

    (tall letters and capital letters start in the sky)


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  • Coloured Sand Timers


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    Virtually indestructible sand timers with moulded end caps and thick wall surrounds. Perfect for use in games and for enabling children to see how much longer they need to keep working! A strong visual support for self-regulation which can also be very calming for some children. Coloured sand timers measure 16cm high and 7cm wide. Available in 1 minute, 3 minute, 5 minute and 10 minute time frames.

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  • Compression Wrist Sleeve


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    Designed using compression zone technology which provides medical grade support & graduated compression to provide maximum comfort and stability. Soft, hypo-allergenic gel stabiliser zones keep the sleeve in position while providing extra support & stabilisation where needed the most. This patent-pending device is the only graduated compression wrist support available today. Graduated compression is proven to reduce fatigue and pain associated with instability.   

    We have used these sleeves with great results in Occupational Therapy. They provide extra stability for kids with hypermobility, increased proprioceptive feedback which aids fine motor control, and they help reduce the fatigue associated with pain during longer periods of handwriting.
    The small size which will fit children/teenagers with a wrist circumference of 13-15cm (measured just above the wrist bones at the smallest point). There is no smaller size at this stage. We now also have medium (16-18cm) and large (19-21cm).


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  • Cutout Window Tracker

    $6.95
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    These Window Trackers are new! They have a large, opaque, aqua-blue area with a narrow cut-out window near the top. Great for helping readers to focus on a single line of text, a specific question, or a particular portion of the page. The cut-out portion of the reading window helps readers to focus and keep their place by showing just one line at a time. Each Tracker is 17cm wide x 8cm high.

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  • Desk Buddy Textured Ruler

    $11.00
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    Perfect for children who are frequently fidgeting and seeking tactile input. A team of OT's, teachers and engineers combined to create this ruler for safe use at home and in the classroom. It provides children with both a practical and socially acceptable way to touch and fidget at school. It's safe for those who like to chew as well (BP and Phthalate free and dishwasher safe).

    Please be aware this is an American product so only comes with measurements in inches, not centimetres. 

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  • Disc 'o' Sit Cushion


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    The Disc 'O' Sit Cushion provides children with the movement they need while staying seated! A round inflated rubber seating cushion which is great for promoting correct seated posture, and/or for providing sensory input during seating for sensory regulation.  Ideal for mat time as well as for desk work. May be used as a stepping stone in gross motor activities.  A benefit of the disc'o'sit cushion, compared to other options, is that the amount of inflation can be adjusted by simply removing the stopper to release air, or blow air in, and replacing the stopper. Adult disc diameter 39cm. Junior disc diameter 32cm.

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  • Extra Thick Massager Grips


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    These Extra Thick Massager Pencil Grips are soft and cushiony and feel great. Stack several on your pencil for the ultimate in massaging sensory tactile input as you write. Makes a very nice calming silent fidget tool for tactile sensory seekers. Very cool!

    And we now have a scented version - the new ones are exactly the same, just scented for some extra sensory input!

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  • Fidgipod

    $14.65
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    Fidgipod was created by the makers of the Desk Buddy chewable sensory ruler. The pod is appropriate for all ages of people seeking tactile sensory input for calming and focusing. Fidgipod's non-slip bottom allows it to be placed on any flat surface so that users can run their palm or their feet over it. Great for desks at home, school, and work (this is apparently a favourite for adults as well as kids!).

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  • Finger Spacers


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    These clever writing tools provide children with both a tactile and a visual cue on how much space to leave between letters and words when writing. They also feature a 'tracking window' for reading that accentuates black print. The blue two finger spacers are designed from Preschool to Year 2. The green one finger spacers are for older children. 

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  • Fruity Sand Timers


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    These delightful new sand timers provide an attractive option for giving children visual feedback about their progress. 

    We have them in 15 and 30 minute options with a choice of watermelon, orange, kiwi fruit and lemon designs. 

    The lids are made of resin, the internal bulbs are glass and there is a clear acrylic tube outside to protect them.
    Designed to be safe for children, they won't break if dropped on the ground. They are 6cm in diameter and 13.2cm high, an ideal size for kids.


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  • Geo Pegboard Activity Set

    $99.50
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    An excellent set for use with individual children or small groups. Focus on fine motor skills and visual motor skills. The Geo Pegboard Activity Set includes 4 EVA foam boards that can be joined together, 144 pegs in 6 colours, 12 laces, and 12 x 2-sided activity cards all in a sturdy plastic container.

    Extra ideas:
    * To help children develop fine motor strength and control have them hold the boards against a vertical surface and place the pegs in this position. Working from the floor they'll also be developing postural control!
    * Add in a visual memory component - have the children create the designs first with the stimulus cards, then from memory.
     
    A very versatile resource for therapists and teachers to have at hand.


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  • GoGoPo Building Blocks Highlighters

    $3.00
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    These highlighters provide a discrete tactile option at the same time as being useful for highlighting important information. Pack of 2, flouro yellow and pink.
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  • GoGoPo Spikey Snap Band Ruler

    $4.50
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    This cool silicone snap-wristband doubles up as a ruler. Wear the wristband in-between making measurements. Kids will never be stuck without a ruler again with this handy gadget and our sensory seekers will be happy!

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  • Grip 2001 pencils


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    The Grip 2001 pencil range features the little rubber dots along the shaft of all its lead and coloured pencils. These are our favourite pencils at Skillbuilders! The rubber dots give children extra sensory information which helps with grip, pressure, and control. The leads are a superior quality which sharpen easily and resist breakage. Back to school discounts for bulk purchases as below.

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  • Handiwriter


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    The essential tool for therapists and teachers. This cleverly designed writing aid promotes wrist extension, correct position of pencil in the webspace, correct placement of ring and little finger, and a tripod grasp of the pencil. Suitable for left and right handers. 

    Now also available in a mixed pack of 3 or 6.

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  • Handiwriter - Sports

    $7.50
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    Another version of the handiwriter which includes a soccer ball to be held in the 4th and 5th fingers, rather than a dolphin. Good option for the boys. Fantastic writing tool to encourage correct pencil position and dynamic control by reducing wrist flexion or 'hooking'. This is very common in left handers, but right handed children will also sometimes flex their wrist when writing.

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  • Handwriting Today


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    In a world dominated by digital technology and qwerty keyboards, why bother to teach handwriting?

    Research shows handwriting assists with the preparation for early literacy, increases creativity and productivity, improves learning difficulties and enhances learning and retention. It is the understanding of this that makes Handwriting today the must-have new series for teachers and for OT's working with children with handwriting difficulties. This innovative resource is packed with activities designed to combine the explicit teaching of handwriting with fun and effective cross-curricular activities, including Science, Mathematics and Health. Handwriting today is developed in workbook format for Foundation (Pre-Primary) –Year 3. 
    Available in NSW Foundation font and Victorian Modern Cursive font (VMC).
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  • Heavy Weight Pens and Pencils


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    These smart, weighted mechanical-style pens and pencils have an extra thick barrel, sturdy 2.0 mm pencil lead/pen nib, and a built-in "Pencil Grip". Provides excellent input to the hand while naturally promoting an efficient, comfortable grasp. Weighs 122g. The pens can use a standard refill available at most stationary stores. The HB pencil leads are thicker than regular refills so they are available separately.
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  • Hide'n'Slide

    $34.50
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    Hide'N'Slide is a multi-purpose game which ticks lots of boxes:

    * Facilitates pincer grasp and develops finger strength
    * Improves manipulative skills and bilateral coordination
    * A good activity for developing proprioceptive awareness
    * Tactile fidget for children who need to fidget to focus.

    We have a nice range of these type of activities (see below), all giving children the opportunity to develop the above skills.

    Comments: Hand washing and air-drying is recommended. WARNING: This product contains small parts which could present a choking hazard. To insure the safety of the user, adequate supervision is recommended.

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  • HowdaHug Seat


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    Skillbuilders is an exclusive distributor of the HowdaHug seats in Australia. The HowdaHug seats have been around for a long time for adults, but are newly available to children. They're designed as a recreational/camping chair which rolls up easily for storage. However, they are a fantastic option for kids at mat time! Movement seekers can get that bit of vestibular input they need by rocking. Extra proprioception is provided by the way the seat 'hugs' the body. The HowdaHug is also a very practical way to provide postural support to the child with low muscle tone. The HowdaHug seat is available in 3 sizes.

    The Petite is 33cm wide and 33cm high (for children approx 3-6 years)

    The Howda2 is 35cm wide and 40cm high (for children approx 5-10yrs, children with tall, slim build)

    The HowdaHug is 40.5cm wide and 40cm high (for children approx 7-12 yrs)

    Larger adult sizes are available as well on request. There are small, medium, and large sizes (ranging from 40-48cm wide, and 36-39cm high)

    Carry Bags are also available.

    The HowdaHugs are popular in schools particularly for children with SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder), Autism spectrum disorders and Attention Deficit Disorder. As quoted by a teacher working with students with special needs:

    The HowdaHUG chair has been well received by students in my young autism class. It helps them sit and attend during floor time group activities. It also has been very helpful during individual work times to get them focused and reduce elopement. It allows for sensory breaks through rocking and pushing without needing to transition away from the work area.

    PLEASE NOTE - Howdahugs are in high demand! So, sometimes we are out of stock and it can be hard to keep up! Please go ahead and pre-order and we will get your seat to you ASAP.


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  • Jari ActiveStool


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    It is impossible to actually sit still on a Jari Activstool, no lying back, and definitely no slouching. With a rotating convex base and a swiveling seat,  Jari forms one leg of a stable tripod, your own legs provide the other two parts. That means you are constantly flexing, adjusting and moving; the ideal way to stay focussed and concentrate.

    But the coolest thing about Jari Activstool is that it is gas height adjustable. The stool grows with you! This also means it fits a huge range of students and just about any application:

    • Classrooms

    • Libraries

    • Study groups

    • Open spaces

    • Collaborative learning

    • Behind a desk or on its own

    No longer do you need various sizes of stools to suit the range of your student population, Jari Activstool adjusts to suit almost everyone in a senior school environment, right up to adult size. The height range is 400-500mm so also suitable for upper primary.



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  • Jumbo Triangular Lead Pencil


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    A chunky triangular lead pencil. Great for little ones learning to write (K to Year 1) or those with poor hand strength. Available singly or in packs of 12.

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  • Left Handed Pencil Sharpener

    $4.20
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    New! Designed specifically for left handers. This pocket-sized, single hole sharpener accomodates many different sized/shaped pencils. Self-contained pencil shaving case included.

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  • Left Handed Scissors


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    These scissors are specifically for left handed children with a genuine opposite cut allowing safe and even cutting for left handers. Comfortable handles and carbon composite stainless steel blades that won't rust or mark paper. They are available in 2 sizes - 130mm for younger children and 165mm for older children (approx. 8 years+).

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  • Letter Basics A3 Kindy Reference Guide


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    Learn colours, letters, numbers 1 to 20, shapes, left and right, includes a space for your child to practice their name. Free writing and drawing on reverse. Use with washable textas. Wipes clean with a baby wipe or damp towel.

    Many occupational therapists, early childhood educators and school teachers love Letter Basics and are now using these wipe clean handwriting guides in their classrooms, therapy sessions and day care centres across Australia as they have found that children enjoy learning with Letter Basics!  

    * Stock: Letter Basics are printed onto a unique waterproof plastic stock that is more durable than laminated paper and will last much longer 
    * To be used with: Non-toxic, washable markers or crayons (not whiteboard markers as they may react with the ink and ruin your writing guide) 
    * Fonts: Victorian Modern Cursive, NSW Foundation, SA Beginners, QLD Beginners, TAS 
    * Complies with the new Australian national curriculum 
    * Designed by: Tash Kritter, B. Ed. CEO Little Wooden Toybox 
    * Printed in: Perth, Western Australia

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  • Letter Basics A3 Pre-Primary Desk Guide


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    Many occupational therapists, early childhood educators and school teachers love Letter Basics and are now using these wipe clean handwriting guides in their classrooms, therapy sessions and day care centres across Australia as they have found that children enjoy learning with Letter Basics!  
    The A3 Pre-Primary Desk Guide is perfect for learning the alphabet, colours, shapes, writing left to right and practicing pre-writing patterns. Green for Go! and Red for Stop! Encouraging children to start on the left hand side of the page and write from left to right.  
     
    * Stock: Letter Basics are printed onto a unique waterproof plastic stock that is more durable than laminated paper and will last much longer 
    * To be used with: Non-toxic, washable markers or crayons (not whiteboard markers as they may react with the ink and ruin your writing guide) 
    * Wipe clean with: Damp cloth or baby wipe. 
    * Fonts: Victorian Modern Cursive, NSW Foundation, SA Beginners, QLD Beginners, TAS 
    * Complies with the new Australian national curriculum 
    * Designed by: Tash Kritter, B. Ed. CEO Little Wooden Toybox 
    * Printed in: Perth, Western Australia
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  • Letter Basics Kindy Handwriting Set of 5


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    Pre-writing guides encourage children to form letters correctly with indicators to show where to place pen to paper and arrows to show in which direction to form the letter. Letter Basics provides 5 pages printed back & front to practice numbers 1 to 20 (in both outline and trace font), uppercase letters A to Z and lowercase letters a to z. Available in all Australian fonts (see extra pictures).

    Many occupational therapists, early childhood educators and school teachers love Letter Basics and are now using these wipe clean handwriting guides in their classrooms, therapy sessions and day care centres across Australia as they have found that children enjoy learning with Letter Basics! 
      
      * Stock: Letter Basics are printed onto a unique waterproof plastic stock that is more durable than laminated paper and will last much longer 
      * To be used with: Non-toxic, washable markers or crayons (not whiteboard markers as they may react with the ink and ruin your writing guide) 
      * Wipe clean with: Damp cloth or baby wipe. 
      * Complies with the new Australian national curriculum
      * Designed by: Tash Kritter, B. Ed. , CEO Little Wooden Toybox * Printed in: Perth, Western Australia

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  • Letter Basics Plain Dotted Thirds

    $16.00
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    Many occupational therapists, early childhood educators and school teachers love Letter Basics and are now using these wipe clean handwriting guides in their classrooms, therapy sessions and day care centres across Australia as they have found that children enjoy learning with Letter Basics! This set includes 2 x A4 sheets in portrait and landscape layouts. Perfect for children to practice writing their name, spelling words and sight words.  

     
      * Stock: Letter Basics are printed onto a unique waterproof plastic stock that is more durable than laminated paper and will last much longer 
      * To be used with: Non-toxic, washable markers or crayons (not whiteboard markers as they may react with the ink and ruin your writing guide) 
      * Wipe clean with: Damp cloth or baby wipe. 
      * Complies with the new Australian national curriculum 
      * Designed by: Tash Kritter, B. Ed, CEO Little Wooden Toybox


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  • Letter Basics Pre-Primary Handwriting Set of 5


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    Numbers 1 to 10 in outline font and 11 to 20 in trace font. Uppercase letters A to Z and lowercase letters a to z.
    This set allows children to trace the letters & numbers, then write it on the dotted thirds without support. Full set not shown but see extra pictures. 5 A4 pages back & front.

    Many occupational therapists, early childhood educators and school teachers love Letter Basics and are now using these wipe clean handwriting guides in their classrooms, therapy sessions and day care centres across Australia as they have found that children enjoy learning with Letter Basics! 
      
    * Stock: Letter Basics are printed onto a unique waterproof plastic stock that is more durable than laminated paper and will last much longer    
    * To be used with: Non-toxic, washable markers or crayons (not whiteboard markers as they may react with the ink and ruin your writing guide)    
    * Wipe clean with: Damp cloth or baby wipe.    
    * Complies with the new Australian national curriculum
    * Designed by: Tash Kritter, B. Ed. , CEO Little Wooden Toybox 
    * Printed in: Perth, Western Australia
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  • Lock Laces


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    Lock Laces are elastic, no tie, bungee performance shoelaces that keep laces locked and secure. Lock Laces have been designed to improve athletic performance but, from our point of view, they provide a great option to make life easier for a child struggling to manage shoelaces. All the child needs to do is slide the lock. The attached photos give you an idea of how they work. Available in a range of colours.

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  • Maped Kidigrip Ruler 30cm


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    The Kidy'Grip ruler is perfect for learning how to draw and measure. With its built-in stencils, kids can also have fun and its the perfect way to learn!
    Design: Oversized, easy-to-read numbers are perfect for young kids 
    Comfort: Curved design features soft-touch grips for easy grabbing and anti-slip feat for stability material for stability 
    Innovation: Flexible, shock-resistant material is hard to break and it's nice and tactile for our kids who need to fidget
    Eco-Friendly: Product made from 63% recycled plastic



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  • Maped Koopy Scissor


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    Koopy scissors are ideal for helping children to master the art of using scissors by having a self-opening mechanism. Children can learn to do the squeezing part, and not worry about the opening bit. Once they've mastered this, you can flick the self-opening lever out of the way and the scissors function as normal. In addition, their rounded ends mean they’re safe for small hands and their look will appeal to all small schoolchildren! 

    Available in green or pink. 13cm length.
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  • Micador Essential Pencils - 4B Lead


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    High quality lead pencils in 4B grade. Available in packs of 5 or 20. Using 4B pencils helps children who tend to press too hard when writing as they get a 'dark enough' result without needing pressure.
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  • Micador Safety Scissors

    $3.50
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    Micador Safety Scissors are designed to teach young children, 3 yrs +, to use scissors. The little flip mechanism pushed the blades open so that the child really just needs to do the squeezing action. Once children have got the idea the flip mechanism can be turned the other way so that the child can do both the opening and the closing actions. 

    Some extra details:

    Designed in Australia. Manufactured in Hong Kong. 
    • Blades angled at 10 degrees for safety.
    • Maximum opening angle at 80 degrees to keep blade on the inside.
    • Wide closed end with smooth radius and rounded blades for safety.
    • Made with high quality, heat treated steel.
    • Ruler on the blade.

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  • Mini Roller Ultimate Hand Fidget (3 Pack)


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    Mini Roller Ultimate Hand Fidget - 3 pack 
    Don't let its size fool you, the Mini Roller hand fidget packs a huge punch. Due to the alternating textures on the outside of each disc, its user obtains an instant calming effect by rolling them between his or her fingers. Each unit is roughly the size of two $2 coins put together so it can easily tuck away in hand to avoid embarrassing attention. Works great in the office, the car, school, church, or anywhere fidgeting or anxiety become an issue. Each order comes with 3 fidgets so keep one in the car, one in the office, one at school, one at home, etc.

    Mini Roller XL - 3 Pack
    The XL pack is the same as above, but the discs are 4.5cm in diameter giving a bigger fidget area.


    ** Ages over 3 due to size and choking hazard.

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  • Mini Time Tracker

    $44.80
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    A great organizing tool to encourage children to complete work in a set time. Very clear visual feedback. Can be set in 5 minute increments, from 5 minutes to 2 hours. Requires 2 X AAA batteries

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  • Move n Sit Cushion


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    The Move n Sit cushion is a triangular wedge shaped cushion designed to promote correct seated posture. The wedge shape is particularly helpful for children who have low muscle tone and tend to sit with a slumped posture. These cushions are also an effective way to provide children with regulating sensory input whilst they remain seated.

    Adult cushion measures 36cm x 36cm
    Junior cushion measures 26cm x 26cm

    Extra plug sets are available if needed.

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  • New Wave Pre-Writing Patterns A3 Posters

    $31.95
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    New Wave Pre-writing Patterns is written by Occupational Therapists to help children make the smooth transition to writing alphabet letters. It provides developmentally sequenced activities to teach the foundation skills that are essential to learn the patterns we then combine to make numbers and letters.

    The book introduces each pattern in 3 stages with big body movements, art activities, and consolidation through activity sheets. The posters help to reinforce the patterns and can be used on their own, or in combination with the books.

    The poster pack includes 12 x A3-sized laminated, reusable posters. These posters are designed to 'write-on' then 'wipe-off' using whiteboard markers. These posters are easy to use on easels and other vertical surfaces,  which helps to consolidate the patterns at the same time as strengthening upper limbs.
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  • No Fuss Games - Book for 5-11yrs

    $35.50
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    Simple and easy to follow games 
    No-fuss Games to get children active is exactly as the title suggests. This blackline master offers teachers, therapists and parents simple, easy-to-follow and easy-to-organise games which are appealing to children in pairs, small groups and larger groups. There are lots of innovative ideas to incorporate into school and therapy programmes focussed on developing gross motor skills and encouraging activity. They are designed to use minimal equipment and can be initiated with the minimum of fuss and organisation. The games and activities are presented with an interesting twist which will keep children excited and moving. There are rules for each game, suggested adaptations to make them harder and easier, diagrams and pictures, and skills checklists for participants.
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  • Pen Again Range


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    Comfort and the natural contours of the hand inspired the design of this new pen. Made with special coating that feels like soft silk....finger tension melts away as the natural weight of the hand holds the pen in place, no tight gripping required. Suitable for left or right handers. Available as a single pen (Evo Pen) and a set of 2 pencils (Rockyt Writer). The pens come with black pen refills in the package. We also have blue ink pen refills available separately. The pencils don't come with refills, so these are also available separately.

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  • Pencil Pushers

    $13.50
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    The Pencil Pushers come as a set of three pencils in orange, blue and green and three multi-coloured “pushers”. The 'fidget-bits' can be transferred to other pencils for endless pencil use. They can be transferred to any standard-sized pencil. 

    • Great for tactile stimulation and fidgety hands
    • Encourages children who need to fidget to focus to continue working
    • Teachers: a great addition to your fidget toys for the classroom

    Age 5 and up Not for chewing. 
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  • Pencil Topper Fidgets


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    HB pencils with built-in 'fidgets' to keep fidgety hands busy so that minds can focus. These have been a hit at Skillbuilders! Available in Wing-nut and Nuts & Bolts.

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  • Peta Mounted Table Top Scissors

    $38.00
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    • Quality Peta Scissors mounted on a plastic base with rubber non-slip feet.
    • The scissors are operated by depressing the "T" shaped handle with the spring automatically reopening the blades once the pressure is released.
    • Suitable for use by those with limited bilateral hand function. 
    • The blades are stainless steel with guaranteed secure fixing to the handle. Brightly coloured base aids visual differentiation.

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  • Porcupine Pencil Topper


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    Great little pencil topper for those who need something to twiddle or chew (to self regulate) in the classroom, library, anywhere!! Switchable fidget topper that fits most writing tools. Sold individually or in packs of 5.

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  • Raised Line Tactile Paper


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    Specially designed for children who have difficulty staying on, or between the lines. This innovative paper has raised top and bottom lines to provide tactile, proprioceptive and visual feedback to the writer. 

    The wide-line paper is recommended for PP, Yr 1, and even Yr 2. The narrow line is more for yr 3 plus. The wide-line is 17mm wide and the narrow line is 11mm wide. 

    Comes in packs of 25 or 125 sheets.

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  • Reversal Stopper Bracelet


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    New!  You'll love these teacher-designed, student-tested bracelets that help decrease or eliminate letter reversals! These smart bracelets contain upper and lowercase Bb and Dd, with a ball and dog graphic. Students can refer to the bracelet when writing capital or lowercase b’s and d’s to decrease their confusion and help correctly copy/form those letters. Available in a sleek black or blue bracelet with easy-to-read white letters and graphics. Made of latex-free, non-toxic silicone, these can double as a fidget tool. One size fits most primary school-age students. 

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  • Senseez Vibrating Cushions


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    Skillbuilders is pleased to introduce the Senseez Cushions.

    These colourful, lightweight, fun-shaped vinyl pillows offer a gentle vibration when they are squeezed or sat on, relaxing, calming, and soothing the body.

    With Senseez, kids who have difficulty concentrating or sitting still can be better able to focus at home and in school.

    Use them in quiet restaurants! Keep all travellers happy for long car rides! Let energetic readers dive into their stories!

    The vinyl material makes Senseez easy to keep clean all day and they are small enough to take anywhere - made just for little bottoms!

    ** Senseez are not waterproof and should never be used around water or be submerged in water. The small vibration pouch is accessible by a zipper and runs on D batteries (not included). This emits a quiet sound that may not be suitable for noise-sensitive children. 

    Recommended age: 3 and up.


    Also introducing the new SENSEEZ SOCCER BALLS!! Bound to be appealing for some of our soccer lovers.

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  • Sensory Liquid Timer Set of 3

    $14.40
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    These little tubes have lots of potential applications. Use them as timers for task completion, or as a a calming option for children to focus on when needing to self-regulate. Turn them upside down and watch the little oil bubbles float and bounce to the top. Set of 3 with each one measuring 6.5cm high and 4.5cm diameter.


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  • Sensory Seat Tactile Mat

    $39.00
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    This is a fantastic new idea from Sensory University. The Sensory Seat Pad is a bit like the disc'o'sit cushion, without the inflation. So children can have the extra tactile sensory input they need for calming, without the movement, if that's what works best for them.

    This is a great idea for helping children attain and maintain focus at mat time, at the desk, and at the dinner table.

    It's 32cm diameter and has a little velco strap so that it can be hooked up when not in use.

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  • Stencils - Upper/Lower Case


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    Durable plastic card sets measuring approximately10 x 7cm each. Use either the stencil or the 'pop-out' piece. Available in all fonts used in Australia.

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  • Storytelling Paper Pad

    $8.50
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    Pad of 50 sheets of premium heavy weight white bond paper. Each sheet is divided into two areas so that children can write a sentence or two and draw picture to illustrate. Ideal for beginning writers. The paper is nice and thick so children can use crayons, markers and watercolour paints to illustrate their stories.
    The pad is 21 x 27cm.
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  • Tangle Tube

    $15.60
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    Tangle Tube is a very creative way to improve bilateral coordination skills and visual tracking. It's also an excellent way to encourage range of movement at the wrist, elbow and shoulder.

    Tangle Tube is made from clear flexible acrylic tubing with colourful beads inside. It can be configured as a staright tube, or a spiral,  a loose know, a pretzel shape or into a speherical ball shape. All the different configurations encourage different types of movement patterns. You can also have the child maintain a one or two handed grasps, or fixed grasps - this then encourages rotation and continuous re-positioning. The options are limitless!

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  • The Bumpy Grip


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    The Bumpy Grip is the latest grip that assists in placing fingers in the correct position for gripping. The Bumpy Grip is soft and squishy like the original Pencil Grip and also has tiny little 'bumps' all over to provide excellent tactile feedback.

     


    Features:
    • Great for left-handers and right-handers
    • 100% Latex free, Pthalate free
    • Soft, comfortable material
    • Good for kids and adults



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  • The Groovy Grip


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    The Groovy Grip features a sleek ergonomic design with linear raised lines for a unique tactile feel. This new pencil grip option is made by the same people who make The Pencil Grip, Crossovers, Pinch Grip, Jumbo and Bumpy Grips. They all give very comfortable positioning for optimal writing. The Groovy Grip is a good option for children who tend to hold too tightly, have poor pencil control, or need some positional support. It won't correct a thumb wrap - the Crossover and Pinch grips are better options for that.

    • Provides excellent tactile feedback
    • Encourages correct positioning for beginning writers
    • Relieves fatigue when writing for long periods of time
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  • The Pencil Grip


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    One of the most popular grips around. A large, soft comfortable grip which helps position fingers and maintain an open webspace. Suitable for both left and right hands.

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  • Time Timer Plus

    $63.00
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    The Time Timers enable children to see how much time is left without having to know how to tell the time. The Timers have clear, distinctive colours, large dial numbers, and an ultra-quiet quartz movement. These features make the Time Timers perfect for students with difficulties maintaining concentration on tasks, and persisting with tasks. This can be applicable for children with sensory processing issues, ADD, ADHD, autism, etc. They can be used at home, within therapy sessions, and at school, and for both individuals and groups of children. With the Time Timer, the clear visual feedback helps children better understand the passage of time and can monitor their own activities.  This improves their confidence and gives them organised time periods which can reduce anxiety. Children know how much longer they need to persist with a task!

    Time Timers can also be used in the following situations:
    • Timing activity sessions and specific exercises
    • Self-monitoring
    • Overseeing speech, hearing and vision therapies
    • Memory prompting for medications, appointments, etc.
    You can use the visual cue only, or you can add sound with the clear "beep-beep" sound to signal the end of a time segment. Operates on one "AA" battery (not included). The time disc may be moved manually in either direction and can be set at any point on the face.

    These Time Timers are a valuable resource for every classroom to assist with anxiety levels, help with transitioning and for students to develop awareness about the passage of time. 

    The Time Timer Plus has a protective, anti-static carry case with a handle for extra portability.

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  • Tools for Schools - Yoga Tool Box

    $33.00
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    On SALE while stocks last - Now $33 (regular price is $43.50)

    Each easy-to-use digital pose card features one or more photographs of children in the pose. The back of each card includes Pose Instructions as well as Fun Tips for Curriculum Integration with activity ideas adaptable for any grade level.

    • 50 Pose Cards with Fun Tips for Curriculum Integration
    • 7 Different Categories Featuring; Calm & Quiet, Energize & Empower, Posture & Flexibility, General Poses, Strength & Confidence, Focus & Concentration, Cooperation & Connection
    • Categories/Cards are Color Coded (Blue, Purple, Pink, Yellow, Green, Orange & Red)
    • Linked index for ease of use.

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  • Triangular Texta's

    $7.45
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    The only triangular textas available. These textas last really well, have a good colour range and have sink resistant tips. They come in packs of 12 in a firm plastic pack with slide out trays with slots for each marker. These help kids stay organised. 

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  • Ultra-Safe Scissors

    $5.00
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    These scissors include a great safety shield to offer total protection for fingers. The stainless steel blades are sharp and cut easily, with the safety of a plastic shield. Designed for cutting paper without the risk of cutting anything else!

    ON SALE while stocks last - Now $5 each



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  • Unbreakable Bendy Fidget Ruler

    $5.50
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    New!  Give your brain and your fingers a nice workout while melting a little stress away with this twistable, bendable, unbreakable rubbery fidget ruler! A fun and functional stress-relieving sensory tool for therapy activities, school classrooms, homeschoolers, and the office. This unbreakable bendy ruler makes a great office desk toy and silent classroom fidget. Measures in both inches and centimeters. Colors may vary. PVC- and pthalate-free.


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  • Under-Your-Desk Ribbon Strip

    $15.95
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    New!  Two innovative under-your-desk fidgets that can also double as a silent handheld fidget tool. These pocket-size fidgets are great for classrooms, the office, home desks, or the kitchen table. They feature soft fleecy fabric on one side and assorted textured sensory ribbons along the edge. Includes the velcro hook to safely adhere them to the table. Comes as a 20cm strip with 5 delightfully touchy-feely fidget ribbons. Perfect for our sensory seekers! Under-Your-Desk Ribbon Fidget Strips™ are an exclusive Therapy Shoppe product! Designed for ages 3-up. 

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  • VisiPen for Left Handers

    $14.80
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    These specialty pens for left handers are a brilliant invention! The VisiPen has a tailored shape and tip clearance allowing increased visibility and optimum grip for left handers. Available in a pack of two ball-point pens, one black, one blue.

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  • Wikki stix - Classroom pack

    $32.50
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    NEW ECONOMICAL classroom packs of wikki stix. Fantastic mouldable wax sticks that can be used to copy designs or letters to promote prewriting skills. The waxy nature of the sticks mean that adhere to desk tops quite well. Comprise 192 wikki stix with worksheets on 'wikki in the classroom' and 'craft projects'. Packaged in clear plastic bag.

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  • Wikki Stix STEM Pack

    $39.50
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    SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - ENGINEERING - MATHEMATICS

    Wikki Stix are made of yarn and food-grade non toxic wax. They have been manufactured in the USA for over twenty years. Slightly tacky, they stick to virtually all smooth surfaces and can also be assembled into 3D models, diagrams, graphs - all sorts of fun applications while also being great for fine motor skills and finger strength.

    WIKKI STIX STEM PACK IS IDEAL FOR ALL YOUR PROJECTS IN CLASS AND AT HOME

    • Over 32 metres of Wikki Stix in 9 colours.
    • Each Wikki Stix is almost a metre long (3 feet).
    • Includes a step by step instruction to build the DNA Double-Helix out of Wikki Stix.
    • Also includes 20 other STEM projects plus a QR-code link to more on the web.

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  • Wood Flexi Animals

    $8.95
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    These cute little Wooden Flexi Animals are perfect for imaginary play and developing fine motor dexterity with their flexi legs, neck and tail. Also a great 'fidget toy' with a nice stretchy feel and no noise.

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  • Wood Toothbrush Timer

    $7.65
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    These cute little wooden toothbrush timers can be used for lots of activities, not just teeth brushing!! Use them to:

    *  help children complete a job within 3 minutes 

    *  to keep working on a task in class for 3 minutes - "can you keep going without stopping - don't let me distract you!!" 

    *  to break a big job up into smaller, manageable parts - eg 3 minutes of colouring in, 3 minutes of cutting out, and 3 minutes to glue it together. 

    *  motivate children for getting ready to school - "can you get dressed before Tommy Turtle finishes?"

    The timers are attached to the animals and can be rotated on the animals arm. 

    Age: 3+


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  • Wooden Story Blocks

    $25.75
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    Roll the blocks and tell a story! This set of eight color-coded wooden blocks features six different who, what, where, or when pictures. With options for one- or two-person game play, Story Blocks inspire endless creative combinations. Just roll one (or more) block from each category, then make up a story with whatever pictures land face-up. The sillier the combination, the funnier the story! 
    Great practice for news time at school. 

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  • Word Construction

    $42.70
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    A nuts-and-bolts approach to making, and spelling, words! Ideal for encouraging reluctant readers and spellers. Made from durable plastic the set features nuts and letter bolts for making CVC words. Kids can progress to making longer words, with each bolt holding up to 4 nuts. An innovative and hands on way to reinforce phonics, spelling and word recognition whilst encouraging fine motor skills.
    Includes 6 bolts, 30 printed nuts (enough for multiple kids), and Activity Guide. Bolts measures approx. 12.5cm L. Nuts measure 5 H x 5 W x 2cm D. Ages 5yrs+

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  • Write and Wipe Letters


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    New in.... These mini whiteboards help children practice letter formations and letter recognition There are faint guide lines with arrows to support correct directionality. Each letter is 10cm high. Available in upper or lower case.

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  • WriteRight Pencil Grip


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    Develop a mature and efficient dynamic tripod grip with the simple instructions: "pinch the eyes, cover the mouth and wrap your fingers around the tail!" These design features act as visual cues to assist in correct finger placement. This innovative grip training device has been designed by an Occupational Therapist and is now available for the first time in Australia.

    Other unique design features include:

    • the firm, slightly rough outer surface providing tactile feedback
    • the patented shape
    • the permanently attached lead pencil which eliminates the need to find a separate pencil, repeatedly sharpen it and constantly adjust its position in the gripper
    • the friendly face gives it life and makes it fun for kids
    • the "tail" is perfect to help children grip with their ring and pinky fingers
    • an eraser pops out to add more lead when empty - uses standard 0.7mm leads

    Measure the length of the middle finger (webspace to tip) to determine the appropriate size. Blue for right handers and green for left handers.

    Small = 1.3cm to 2.5cm

    Medium = 2.5cm to 4cm

    Large = 4cm to 5.7cm


     

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  • Yoga for the Classroom - DVD

    $31.00
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    Yoga for the Classroom includes three, fifteen minute yoga-based movement and breathing sequences that can be used in the classroom (or at home) anytime, with every child. Research shows that constructive movement enhances well-being and that conscious breathing helps students to release stress and regulate behaviour. Create an optimal learning environment for your students with YogaKids Tools for Schools: Yoga for the Classroom.

    Yoga helps children to express their energy in a positive way, while improving their posture and flexibility. This tool helps children develop the self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-confidence that are the foundation of exceptional learning and a lifetime of health and wellness.

    Ages 7-12

    Total Running Time: 1 hour 8 minutes

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