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Fun With Food

For some children there's nothing fun about food at all! We have many children referred as 'fussy eaters' with very limited diets. Research has identified that over 80% of these children have physical or sensory causative factors, ie they're not just fussy eaters, they're problem feeders! Often these difficulties are sensory and/or motor and we refer you also to our Oral section of the website. Sometimes there has been a medical history and there has been pain associated with food. This may be resolved but there is ongoing fear and anxiety. In any event, it's always important to encourage children at mealtimes in a fun, social and relaxed way, always aiming to gradually extend their range of familiar foods.


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  • Animambo Whistle

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    This uniquely shaped Animambo whistle is a wonderful way to develop a child's oral motor skills.  Blowing is an important skill to practice for developing lip and cheek strength and oral motor planning skills for speech and eating. Designed in the shape of a bird and constructed from birch wood, this whistle produces a gentle 'cooing' sound - so far more tolerable than most whistle options!!

    Suitable for ages: 3+ Years


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  • Ark Brick Stick Necklace


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    ARK's Brick Stick Textured Chew Necklace provides a safe, wearable, discreet, and cool solution for those who need to chew. Use this "chewelry" as an oral fidget (or even hand fidget) to help calm, soothe, and self-regulate during times of stress, to better focus during homework and other activities, for sensory oral motor input, and/or as a safe alternative to chewing/biting on fingers, knuckles, shirts, pencils, etc. ARK's Brick Stick features medical grade, resilient material in three different toughness levels:
    • soft (red) - recommended for mild chewers
    • XT (lime green) - XT stands for "Xtra Tough," recommended for moderate chewers
    • XXT (blue) - XXT stands for "Xtra Xtra Tough," recommended for avid chewers

    Choose your option from the menu above. Each pendant is sold individually with its own breakaway necklace cord. Additional cords are also an optional add-on. Color hues may vary slightly.

    Made in the USA Designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA by ARK Therapeutic, these pendants are constructed out of medical grade, FDA compliant materials that contain NO lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex.


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  • Ark Flat Textured Spoons for Feeding Therapy (3 Pack)

    $14.95
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    ARK’s Flat Textured Spoons have a very thin profile - perfect for individuals who have limited lip control and/or difficulty removing food from the spoon.  Use them to introduce texture to puréed foods like yogurt, applesauce, stage 1 baby foods, etc.  They're textured on one side and smooth on the other.  Present the spoon textured side facing up to stimulate the upper lip, or textured side down to stimulate the lower lip and tongue.   Use the end with lines for mild input, or the end with bumps for more input.  Or start with the lines and eventually progress to the bumps for increasing tactile input.  
    • Designed and made in the USA by ARK Therapeutic
    • Each spoon measures 15.2cm long and 1.9cm wide
    • Sold in a pack of 3
    • Colours may vary
    • Dishwasher-safe
    • Medical grade, FDA compliant, no lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex
    • Works best with puréed foods like yogurt, applesauce, stage 1 baby foods, etc.
    • Each spoon is rigid enough to hold, but still has some flex in case someone has a strong bite reflex (these spoons are more rigid than their bookmark ‘cousins’)
    • They can also be used as tongue depressors

    Please note:  these are spoons and are NOT meant to be used as a chew tool.  They are too rigid and too thin for chewing. 


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  • Ark Grabbers


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    The Ark Grabbers enable children to give themselves oral sensory information for self regulation. Ark Grabbers can all provide deep pressure input which can be calming and help children regulate their behavioural responses. They are also used to improve chewing skills and general oral-motor skills and strength.

    The range of Ark Grabbers includes textured grabbers for additional tactile input, scented grabbers for additional olfactory input (which stimulates taste), and the Y Chews which provide an alternative shape and texture choices. There are also different 'strengths' which provide greater resistance for more avid chewers (XT and XXT). So, we have:

    • Ark Grabber (dark pink),  Ark Grabber XT (green),  Ark Grabber XXT (blue)
    • Ark Textured Grabber (dark pink), Ark Textured Grabber XT (green), Ark Textured Grabber XXT (blue)
    • Ark Baby Grabber (light blue)
    • Ark Y-Chew (blue), Ark Y-Chew XT (turquoise), Ark Y-Chew XXT (blue)
    • Ark Z-Grabber - where the grabber is part of the Z-Vibe tool. 
    If you click on the links above you will go to further information for these specific Ark Grabbers.


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  • Ark's Bite Tube Tips


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    Developed in partnership with Shari Martin, OTR/L, ARK's Bite Tube Tip for the Z-Vibe® is specially designed for targeted, functional biting and chewing practice.  It's much like the Bite-n-Chew Tip XL, only with a hollow center for food. Simply fill the tube with soft foods, such as applesauce, yogurt, stage 1 baby foods, etc.   Use the Bite Tube Tip to establish the concept of needing to bite and chew to eat food. It's also an excellent way to incorporate real food as you practice the motor planning of eating skills. We have the Bite Tube Tip comes in two different versions: 
    Hard Textured (blue), 
    Soft Smooth (lavender)
    For individuals with a weak bite, start with the soft tip and progress to the hard tip. For individuals who need more proprioceptive input to the mouth, the texture provides both tactile input and added resistance. Use these tips to improve chewing motion and jaw strength. If desired, they can be trimmed for a shorter length.
    • Made in the USA, medical grade, FDA compliant
    • No BPA, PVC, lead, phthalates, or latex
    • Measures approximately 7.6cm long and just under 1.2cm in diameter
    • Dishwasher-safe
    • To be used with any Z-Vibe® or Z-Grabber® (sold separately)
    • Caution: this therapeutic tool should be used under adult supervision at all times.

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  • Avalanche Fruit Stand

    $36.95
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    Spin the wheel, then use jumbo tweezers to pick up fun little pieces of colourful plastic fruit. This very popular game is fun for building finger grasps and eye-hand coordination. Great for sorting, patterning, placing and tong activities. Includes 40 pieces of fruit, 2 jumbo tweezers and a spinner. Ages 3 years up.

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  • Bird Whistle - Kikkerland


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    These lovely little birds are more than just cute; they are bath whistles!  Bath time is a perfect time to practice oral-motor skills. These whistles are designed to go in water, children can just add water to the whistle, pull the tail to adjust the sound, and blow. The whistle sound is actually quite OK - no hideous screeches - we're parents too!!  Check out the video!!

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  • Bottoms Up Comfort Seat


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    A quality sculptured seat cushion allowing children to sit well for meals and homework. Two sizes - medium (2-8 years), small (for highchairs). Made from 'leather-feel' vinyl. The Bottoms-Up cushion is scalloped to support the bottom and legs in a nice, stable position. Ideal for raising children to a better height at the dinner table.

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  • Can Do Oral Motor Fun and Games Book

    $29.95
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    Let Cassie Cow, Manny Monkey, and all their friends show your children how to do Oral-Motor exercises! This fun-filled book has lively illustrated exercises for tongue stimulation, tongue strengthening, tongue movement, and lip strengthening and movement with detailed descriptions for each exercise. "Can Do" Oral-Motor Fun and Games Book has game boards, colour-cut-paste activities, and manipulatives to hold your childs' interest. Best of all, there are 45 full-colour game cards as part of the "Can Do" Oral-Motor Card Game included.
    "Can Do" Oral-Motor Fun and Games
    • 98 page reproducible book
    • Progress record form

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  • Can Do Oral Motor Fun Deck

    $23.95
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    Who's doing the "Tip Tickle Up," the "Kiss and Smile," and other fun oral-motor exercises? That would be lots of kids everywhere! This is one Fun Deck you need in your "bag of tricks!" Help students tackle tongue stimulation, tongue strengthening, tongue movement, and lip strengthening and movement.

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  • Chew Stixx Jr Pocket Stixx


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    The Junior Pocket Stixx provide a nice pocket-sized option for children who benefit by the calming effect of chewing. We have plain (red) and grape scented/flavoured (purple).

    All of the Chew Stixx products are BP, Phthalate, and Latex free.


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  • Chew Stixx Reach


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    Regardless if you are looking for a teething device or a full blown oral motor chew this product is up to the challenge. Due to its multiple textures, the revolutionary Chew Stixx Reach® offers alternating stimulation which encourages children to explore different food textures as well as giving children who seek stimulation through oral grinding a safe place to chew. The patent pending design of the Chew Stixx Reach® is the first product to offer full oral cavity stimulation on both sides of the mouth at the same time. The warped design of the Reach allows its user to chew using two rows of teeth at a time or all four rows of teeth simultaneously.  This technology is useful for the lightest level of oral sensory seekers all the way to the heaviest of grinders.  Chew Stixx Reach® is constructed from a completely FDA approved, BP, and Phthalate free material. 

    Available in unflavoured (blue), mint (white), and chocolate (brown).

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  • Dinner Winner


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    Fun plates for kids to encourage even our fussiest eaters to gobble up their dinner!

    Stylish, bright and cheery with each food compartment having a different motivating and fun phrase to encourage people along.

    This unique plate gives kids a 'goal' at the finish line where a special covered 'treat' awaits! This can be anything you like, e.g. a coupon for a park play. Children can clearly see a start and a finish to their meal.

    Dinner Winner is moulded from melamine and is food-safe and dishwasher-safe. It comes packaged in a nice giftbox. Size = 30cm x 21cm.




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  • Easy Hold Mirror

    $20.50
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    This easy to hold hand held mirror is great for little ones to use to watch how their mouth moves when they eat, talk, and do all sorts of oral-motor games. Children can imitate an adult while watching themselves in the mirror to get extra visual feedback. Also useful for developing emotional awareness and regulation activities, eg through role play. Acrylic mirror is child safe. 12cm x 18.5cm. The mirror itself is 8cm deep. The handles are wooden.
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  • eCup Double Wall - Sparkles


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    This cup is for grown-ups really (double-walled to keep your coffee hot etc) but we think kids will love it. Our Speechies love it because it has no valve, unlike most sipper cups on the market today. The valves encourage poor tongue placement which can affect speech production. So this cup still gives children the protection of the rim, but they're not using the constant sucking movement when drinking. It's a more natural action. 
    Hand wash only for this one.
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  • Evo OTware Cutlery

    $29.95
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    Easy to grasp, easy to hold and easy to control! These unique utensils for older children and teenagers have been carefully designed to enable independence in eating. First, they are ergonomically designed so that the handle can be held in almost any position. The handle is slightly angled and gradually increases in size for easy grasp. Part of the handle is textured giving sensory input to increase awareness. The bright red color makes these utensils easy to see! Includes 1 Knife, 1 Right Hand Fork & 1 Right Hand Spoon. Dishwasher safe. Latex free. Phthalate Free. BPA Free.
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  • EZPZ Care Bears Bowl


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    The EZPZ Care Bears Bowl is an all-in-one placemat + bowl that suctions to the table, which means that it captures the mess and eliminates tipped bowls and plates. Made from 100% food-grade silicone that is BPA, BPS, PVC, latex and phthalate free. Designed for infants / toddlers 6+ months. Product Details + Benefits:
    • Dimensions: 23cm x 18cm x 2.5cm
    • Portion sized at 170gms
    • Mat fits most highchair trays, including 'space saver' models
    • Care Bear design puts kids in the right mood for a positive mealtime experience
    • Promotes self-feeding and develops fine motor skills 
    • Compact and lightweight, so it is perfect for dinners out and travel
    • Packaged in a reusable bag that is ezpz to pop in your nappy bag
    • Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe (up to 350 degrees)
    • Built to last (silicone is bendable and flexible and doesn't fade or corrode)
    Pictured is the mat and the bowl - The mat has divided sections and the bowl is simply the bowl.

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  • EZPZ Care Bears Mat


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    EZPZ + Care Bears™ will help your little one(s) be happier and more adventurous with new tastes at mealtime!
    The EZPZ Care Bears Mat is an all-in-one placemat + plate that suctions to the table, which means that it captures the mess and eliminates tipped bowls and plates. Made from 100% food-grade silicone that is BPA, BPS, PVC, latex and phthalate free. Designed for infants / toddlers 6+ months. Product Details + Benefits:
    • Dimensions: 20cm x 18cm x 2.5cm
    • Portion sizes (the eyes and mouth) are catered to toddlers at 85gms, 85gms and 170gms
    • Compartments allow parents to serve a fruit or veggie, protein and carbohydrate. The nose is perfect for dips!
    • Care Bear design puts kids in the right mood for a positive mealtime experience
    • Promotes self-feeding and develops fine motor skills 
    • Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe (up to 350 degrees)
    • Built to last (silicone is bendable and flexible and doesn't fade or corrode)
     
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  • EZPZ Happy Bowl


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    At a height of 3.5cm, the Happy Bowl is perfect for a variety of foods, including pasta, soup, oatmeal and cereal. The Happy Bowl is designed for infants / toddlers 6+ months and is a great option for children with motor skill difficulties as it provides a very steady, stable surface.
    • Dimensions: 22 x 26 x 3.5cm
    • Portion sized at 225g
    • Great everyday mat, as you can pop the Happy Bowl with food directly in the microwave or serve cold meals
    • Mat fits selected highchair trays
    • All-in-one placemat + bowl captures kids' mess
    • Placemat suctions to smooth surface tables and highchairs so no more tipped bowls
    • Made from high quality silicone that is BPA, PVC and phthalate free
    • Easy to clean with warm soapy water (silicone doesn't support the growth of fungus, mould or bacteria)
    • Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe!
    • Built to last (silicone doesn't fade, corrode or deteriorate)

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  • EZPZ Happy Mat


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    What a great idea for babies and toddlers from 9 months.
    • Dimensions: 38 x 25.5 x 2.5cm
    • Portion sizes (i.e. the eyes and smile) are catered to toddlers at 115g, 115g and 285g
    • Three compartments remind us to serve a fruit or veggie, protein and carbohydrate
    • Smiley face design puts kids in the right mood for a positive mealtime experience
    • 3-4 mats can be stacked and carried to the table with food
    • All-in-one placemat + plate captures kids' mess
    • Placemat suctions to smooth surface tables and highchairs so no more tipped plates
    • Made from high quality silicone that is BPA, PVC and phthalate free
    • Easy to clean with warm soapy water (silicone doesn't support the growth of fungus, mould or bacteria)
    • Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe!
    • Built to last (silicone doesn't fade, corrode or deteriorate)

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  • EZPZ Mini Mat


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    The Mini Mat is tailored for infant use and travel. The Mini Mat is designed for infants / toddlers 4+ months.
    • Dimensions: 21.5 x 19.5 x 2.5cm
    • Portion sizes (i.e. the eyes and smile) are catered to infants at 55g, 55g and 115g
    • Mat fits most high chair trays
    • Mat is made from a thinner silicone and is extremely lightweight, so it is perfect for dinners out and travel
    • Mat is packaged in a reusable bag that is ezpz to pop in a nappy bag
    • All-in-one placemat + plate captures kids' messes
    • Placemat suctions to smooth surface tables and highchairs so no more tipped plates
    • Made from high quality silicone that is BPA, PVC and phthalate free
    • Easy to clean with warm soapy water (silicone doesn't support the growth of fungus, mould or bacteria)
    • Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe!
    • Built to last (silicone doesn't fade, corrode or deteriorate)

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  • Fat Brain Suction Kupz

    $23.95
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    Stack, roll, stick, and sip! Each of these six colourful, squishy cups features a suction cup on the bottom, a suctioning brim at the top, and endless creative-play possibilities all around.
    Use them at bathtime for scooping, pouring, and floating. Stick them to windows, walls, tables, and floors for whatever creative ideas your child's imagination can conjure. Or - just use them to drink! Made entirely of 100% silicone that's food safe and dishwasher safe - Suction Kupz is versatile, open-ended play.
    • Recommended Minimum Age - 1 years
    • Kupz each measure 5 x 5 x 6.5 cm

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  • Fruit and Veg to Cut

    $23.50
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    Excellent quality set of wooden fruit and vegetables connected with Velcro. Comes with knife and a cutting board so that children can cut them up. Lovely bilateral activity for younger children. 

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  • Grapple


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    The Grapple™ suctions to any smooth surface and keeps your little person's favourite toys always within reach and off the floor. Stops the pick-up game!!
    It’s innovative, patented design makes it safe, easy to use and easy to clean, and durable. 
    * Stick - Sticks to any smooth surface
    * Flip - Open the top to release the tethers
    * Play - Attach up to 3 different toys
    It's compact and has a handy clip so it can attach to a bag for go-anywhere convenience. Made of soft silicon, BPA and Phthalate free.
    Available in red or green.  




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  • Gripables


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    Using utensils is fun and easy with Gripables, Comfortable Cutlery. Each set includes a fork, knife and spoon with an easy to grip, notched, soft plastic handle.

    Why Choose Gripables Utensils?

    Learning to use utensils can be tricky, but this kid-friendly silverware makes self-feeding easier. What's different: a comfortable, sensory handle - with raised rings - that allows for easier gripping. Feels good to hold, and kids like the utensils' colourful stripes. Gripables are a great aid for beginners and kids with special needs. Help them to feel like a grownup with Gripables! Recommended for ages 3 and up.

    Safety First

    Gripables utensils give you one less thing to worry about at meal time. Cutlery set includes fork, spoon, and knife, all with safe, rounded edges. The unique handles are made of latex-free plastic, and the eating surfaces are made of food-grade stainless steel. Product is BPA, phthalate and PVC free.

    Improving Self-Feeding Skills

    Help your kids feel grown up! Gripables are easy to hold and the raised rings provide a true, non-slip grip. The cutlery is designed to be more functional than other beginner products. So, instead of just playing grown-up, kids are effectively learning and practicing.

    Designed with Parents in Mind

    Gripables are dishwasher safe – top shelf recommended – so cleanup is easier. The premium packaging of these utensils can be used as a carrying container so you’ll always have them on hand. And, their solid, durable construction outlasts other kid’s utensils.

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  • Hape Seasons Best Fresh Fruit Set

    $26.45
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    The fruit cuts in half and reattaches with the velcro feature. Fruit set includes 13 pieces of fruit: banana, orange, apple, kiwi, pear, lemon and wooden cutting knife. Made from quality wood and non-toxic paints.  
      
    Develops your child's:  
    * Bilateral coordination - using two hands together in dominant and reciprocal roles  
    * Imagination & creativity by encouraging imitative and imaginary play; promoting story telling, and role playing.  
    * Social skills - the basics of communication, cooperation, collaboration and language development.   

    Suitable from 3 Years +

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  • Jack n Jill Natural Toothpaste


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    This yummy new toothpaste has five organic fruit flavours in raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, blackcurrent and banana, made from all natural ingredients. There is also the choice for Flavour Free as well. A great option for our hypersensitive little souls! Rich in xylitol with organic calendula to soothe gums and safe to swallow. Fluoride free, sugar free, colour free, SLS free, mint free and no preservatives. With an easy flip top cap and BPA free. Made in Australia.


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  • KiddiKutter


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    Cut food, not fingers! The Kiddie Kutter is designed for children to cut their own food safely. Tumbled stainless steel blade will cut anything from tomato to steak, but it won't cut fingers. Use at as your child's regular cutlery, as well as for helping with food preparation and making a yummy fruit salad! Suitable for children from 3 years. Available in 5 different colours - red, blue, purple, green and pink.
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  • Lunch Box Game

    $28.50
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    Identify healthy food and improve your visual memory skills as you race to fill up your lunch box with tasty items.

    Ages 3 - 7yrs

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  • Munchtime Chopsticks


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    Teach kids how to use chop sticks the fun way with these Munchtime Shark and Crocodile Chopsticks. He opens and closes his mouth as children squeeze the easy-to-use chopsticks. The tips have extra 'grips' to aid success. Children can use these to make mealtimes JAWSOME!! or use them for fun fine motor activities to enjoy working on grip strength and fine motor control.
    Features
    • Individually sold
    • Shark and Crocodile designs
    • Recommended for 3+ years
    • Measures 19.5cm in length
    • Made from food safe ABS
    • Presented in a gift box
    • Makes a fantastic gift

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  • Nosey Cups (or Flexi Cups)


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    Nosey cups have a cutout area for the nose! Children can see the liquid as it approaches their lips so there are no surprises. They can prepare and organise themselves to swallow. These cups enable many children to overcome difficulties with drinking. Available singly or in packs of 2 - small, medium, and large sizes. All nosey cups are BPA free.

    Dimensions (LxWxH):

    Large (7.6cm x 7.6cm x 12.7cm), Medium (6.3cm x 6.3cm x 8.25cm), Small (5cm x 5cm x 6.3cm)

    Volume:

    Large (230mL), Medium (60mL), Small (30mL)

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  • Oogaa Mealtime Sets


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    Oogaa's silicone feeding products will not support growth of bacteria, mould or fungus. They are odourless and tasteless, microwave safe, dishwasher safe, heat resistant and freezer safe. But we like them the most because of the softer texture and the bumpy bits on the spoons for kids who have oral sensory needs! 

    Available in 2 colour combinations:

    * Blue bowl with green plane and train spoons
    * Pink bowl with green plane and train spoons

    There are also the Oogaa Silicon Spoons - click on the picture below for more information.

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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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  • Sensory Spoon

    $10.95
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    For babies to preschoolers - ages 7 months to 3 years.

    Designed by 2 occupational therapists and a speech pathologist.  
    The Sensory Spoon features the following: 
    • Provides a safe sensory experience when exploring spoon with mouth 
    • The short, textured handle offers sensory input to the palm for grasping; a bumpy texture between the rings provides greater tactile input for little hands. 
    • A  natural "stop" prevents gagging or deep insertion into the mouth 
    • Offers a soft/flexible, smooth textured, durable spoon material 
    • Flat, slightly upward curve of the bow's sides facilitates easy food clearance by the lips 
    The only spoon available that focuses on the development of self-feeding with infants as young as 7 months. At this age, infants are curious and interested in handling objects and bringing them to their mouths in exploration - the perfect age to introduce a colourful, tactilely pleasing object that is safe and functional! 
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  • Skillbuilders Oral Motor Pack

    $45.00
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    Our Oral Motor Pack includes a range of fun, durable items which will help children with identified sensory needs to regulate arousal levels and attention. They are also effective in developing lip closure, jaw stability and respiration for speech. Activities include:

    * Chewytube 

    * Curly Straw

    * Touchable bubbles

    * Hape Pan Flute

    * Bird Whistle

    * Floating Ball Blower

    * Feathers

    * Wet My Whistle Straw

    * Balloon Ball (re-useable)

    The pack also has lots of information and activity suggestions for general oral-motor play, blowing and sucking. You could use the pack specifically for children with oral-motor issues, or as part of a sensory diet (where it is often beneficial to include more oral motor activities).

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  • Snack Rabbit Cutlery

    $14.95
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    Snack Rabbit cutlery have soft, rounded handles that fit little hands perfectly. And then they have a 'hug' when not in use! So cute, they may even inspire more vegetable eating :) Snack Rabbit's bunny spoon and carrot fork are made of stainless steel capped off with BPA-free silicon handles. Dishwasher safe.


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  • Sporkasaur - Kids Spork

    $12.90
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    Hand a child a SPORKOSAUR and watch them glide through mealtime! It's the one utensil that does it all! Poke your pasta or spoon your cereal - kids will find it fun and easy to swoop in and clean their plates. Another novel idea to help keep mealtimes happier and more relaxed. Made of durable stainless steel, and BPA-free, dishwasher-safe silicone.

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  • The Right Bite

    $10.50
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    This is a great invention for children with feeding difficulties. Sometimes the ability to visually judge food and take an appropriately sized bite can be a difficult task. These children tend to 'stuff' their food into their mouths. Developed by ARK Therapeutic, the Right Bite solves this problem by allowing you to present a prescribed, manageable amount of food to the child. Simply slide a biscuit, cracker, cucumber slice, or the like into the opening until it protrudes from the semi-circle opening. Then offer the Right Bite to the child and tell him/her to "take a bite." Since only a portion of the food is presented at a time, the Right Bite encourages appropriate bite sizes, prevents mouth stuffing, and paces the rate of eating to allow for adequate chewing time. For jaw grading and control, use food items of various thicknesses and practice gauging how far to open the mouth for each food item. The Right Bite eliminates the risk of the therapist/caregiver being bitten during feeding therapy. The Right Bite is recommended for individuals of all ages. Measures roughly 9 x 5 cm  and is dishwasher-safe.

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  • Ultra Bear Bottle Kit

    $17.50
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    ARK's Ultra Bear Bottle Kit is a fun and friendly way to make drinking easier for beginners and/or children with oral motor difficulties. It's also an excellent way to transition babies straight from bottles to straw drinking - skipping sippy cups altogether! Most sippy cups promote improper tongue and lip positioning that can cause speech problems later on. Straws are a better alternative, as they strengthen the mouth muscles and encourage tongue retraction, cheek tension, and lip closure. 
     
    The Bear Bottle features a unique valve that controls the direction of fluid - liquid flows up into the straw, but does not flow back down. Simply squeeze the bear's belly until fluid reaches the top of the straw and release. Fluid will stay at the top of the straw, thereby decreasing the effort required to drink. Highly recommended for children who tend to aspirate or have a weak suck with difficulties generating and maintaining suction.

    Kit includes: 1 easy-to-squeeze Bear Bottle with a snap-close cap, 1 Select-Flow Valve, 8 inches of polytubing, 1 yellow Lip Blok® (3/4"), and 12 regular drinking straws. Polytubing is a reusable, chewable, durable alternative to traditional straws, and the Lip Blok prevents kids from biting on the straw or putting it too far into their mouths.

    • Made in the USA
    • No BPA, PVC, lead, phthalates, or latex
    • Dishwasher-safe
    • Holds 8 ounces of fluid
    • Bottle measures approximately 2 x 2.5 x 6"
    • Colors may vary
    • Not recommended for carbonated beverages
    • Recommended for thin liquids (water, milk, juice without pulp, etc).  
    • Compatible with most standard .25" diameter straws
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  • WOW 360 Cups


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    Our Speech Pathologists recommend the WOW Cup as the mechanism allows children to drink normally with gentle sucking without using spouts with valves which encourage a more forward tongue position. The spill free design virtually eliminates any messy clean-up. The 360 degree Uni-Flow™ drinking edge allows children to drink from anywhere along the rim. After drinking the rim automatically seals itself until the child takes another drink.  This cup design helps children develop the oral and motor coordination to transition into a regular open round cup sooner without the headache and frustration of dealing with spills and endless training sessions! In addition, the no-spout and no-straw design helps in the prevention of potential Orthodontic issues due to long term sucking on spouts.

    The WOW Baby features sturdy, easy-to-hold handles.These cups are BPA and PVC free and made with 100% food-safe materials. The mechanism is easily dismantled for cleaning and is far more hygienic than other spill-proof cup options. They're also dishwasher safe. 

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  • Z Vibe Animal tips


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    Arks animal tips are a motivating, fun option for any oral sensory motor treatment plan. Their friendly faces immediately spark interest, improve concentration and increase willingness to participate. Use the textured ears as spoons to decrease texture aversion. They can also be used to  work on biting/chewing skills, coordination of movement, and discrimination of textures.

    NEW!! Now available - Z vibe Animal Kits including 3 different animal tips - Soft mouse, hard mouse, soft dog or soft cat, and a Z Vibe Tool in a handy kit container!

     

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  • Z Vibe Brush Tips


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    ARK's Brush Tip Combo Pack includes two different brushes. The softer Brush Tip has pliable bristles, which allow for gentle gum massage and teeth cleaning. The harder Brush Tip can be used as a transition to the eventual use of a regular toothbrush. Both tips are perfect for tactile and proprioceptive input to the tongue, cheeks, palate, and lips during oral stimulation and/or dental care. The added vibration can have a soothing and calming effect for children with sensory issues. Each tip is constructed of medical grade materials that are FDA compliant and contain no lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex. The Z Vibe tool is sold separately.


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  • Z Vibe Spoon

    $52.00
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    ARK's  Z-Spoon's smooth vibration gently "wakes up" the mouth, increases awareness, and provides oral motor stimulation to the lips, tongue, cheeks, and jaw. A wonderful tool for any sensory mealtime treatment plan. The Z-Spoon is sold with 1 vibratory handle, 1 Spoon Tip, and 1 Switch Tip. The texture around the handle provides a slip-proof grip, and it can also be brushed along the cheeks, arms, hands, etc. for additional tactile input. Turn the unit on by twisting the Switch Tip *just* until the unit starts to vibrate. 
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  • Z Vibe Spoon Tips


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    The Z Vibe Spoon Tips attaches to the Z-Vibe to provide children with vibratory sensory information as the food is placed in the mouth. We have 3 versions to suit different needs:

    * soft tip smooth, soft tip textured and hard tip

    Some children do best with some extra texture to provide extra sensory information, while other children find this aversive. Children with a hyperactive gag reflex tend to do better with the hard tip and less texture. 

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  • Z Vibe Weighted Spoon

    $99.50
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    ARK's Weighted Z Vibe Spoon is an innovative tool recommended for children with sensory integration issues and/or poor fine motor control. The extra weight provided by the weighted tip gives proprioceptive feedback to help with movement control. The Weighted Spoon comes with 1 Z Vibe tool, 1 Weighted Tip (30g), and 1 Spoon Tip totalling approximately 17cm in length and provides additional sensory stimulation to both the hand and the mouth. 
    Please note: The handpiece is compatible with all of the Z Vibe tips, and the spare parts for the Z-Vibe®.
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  • Z Vibe Weighted Tip

    $49.00
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    ARK's Weighted Tip is a tip attachment for ARK's Z-Vibe®.  Simply twist a Weighted Tip into one end of the handle and either a pen or a pencil into the other to create the ultimate sensory writing tool. At 30gms, the added weight can help to stabilise the hand, increase concentration, normalise writing speed, increase hand strength and dexterity, improve handwriting legibility, and decrease the grip force used to hold a pen/pencil.  The Weighted Tip can also be used in conjunction with a Spoon Tip to provide input during self-feeding. Highly recommended for individuals with sensory integration issues and/or poor fine motor control. 
     
    • Made in the USA out of medical grade stainless steel
    • Tip sold individually (other parts sold separately)
    • Weighs approximately 30gms
    • To be used with the Z-Vibe® or Z-Grabber® (sold separately)

    Caution: contains small parts that may pose a choking hazard; please supervise at all times. Recommended for children ages 3 and up.


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  • Z VibeTextured Bite-n-Chew Tip XL

    $10.00
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    ARK's Textured Bite-n-Chew Tip XL is a tip attachment for the Z-Vibe® specially designed to work on biting and chewing oral motor skills.  At 6.4cm total in length (5cm long when inserted into a Z-Vibe handle), this tip can reach all the way to the back molar area for chewing exercises and/or for sensory input.  Use it promote a sustained bite, develop jaw strength and stability, practice rhythmic and rotary chewing, and more.  It can also be used outside the mouth on the cheeks and lips for added stimulation.  It's similar to the standard Bite-n-Chew Tip XL, but has added bumps to gently de-sensitise the mouth and work on texture acceptance.  The texture also simulates the feel of real food for realistic non-food chewing practice.
    • Made in the USA, medical grade, FDA compliant
    • No lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA, or latex
    • Sold individually
    • Dishwasher-safe
    • To be used with either the Z-Vibe or Z-Grabber handle (sold separately)
    • Caution: this therapeutic tool should be used under adult supervision at all times.

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