‘Trendy Little Cat's Pj's' is all about giving to teachers’ access to tangible sensory resources that are cost affective for the classroom.
Especially useful for the Early Years Learning Framework and in the use of the K to 2 Primary Arena.
Appropriate sensory calming materials are used; soft and plain cotton along with textural ribbons smooth and ripple like to target those students that have trouble attending to listening and learning.
I have personally tried and tested these items for sale during group time and during whole school presentations as a calming tool for student’s that have trouble attending. They just know when to get out their ‘Magic Thinking Blanket’ to use, as they need.
It can be kept as a whole class item or can be kept for individual students in their totem trays.
I find a class set is better as reliance and ownership do not then become a problem and it also promotes sharing.
However students with attention that can become a big issue I find individual ‘Magic Thinking Blankets' are the way to go.
An assortment of materials is used for sensory texture and an assortment of patterns to meet student’s variety of visual and textural likes for calming purposes. It depends what materials are available at the time as to what is available for sale... snatch up the materials you see if you like them fast as they sell out quickly...
My Sister and I are making some now that have these patterns below on the front side - if you are interested... We have joined forces to create this idea for you! The new materials are chosen to suit the or the K-2 classroom. If you would like the animals, jungle, monkeys, elephants or dinosaur's or any other character to suit your classroom theme - please let us know and we will see what we can source to tailor make them for you.
I know it is hard to personally find cheap sensory items for the classroom and I also know it is hard to make these for this price and that is why I have joined forces with my beautiful and creative sister who runs 'Trendy Little Bubba' and so we created 'Trendy Little Cat's Pj's'. There is little room for movement in pricing at $12 each however bulk buying is 3 for $30 with bulk postage price adjusted accordingly to one address. Open to all suggestions and questions...
Yours in Teaching,
Ms Cat & Mrs Butt (Sisters)