April is Autism Acceptance Month and this year we are donating a portion of the April sales to the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum so that they can purchase more Sensory Resource Tool Kits so that children with Autism can enjoy the Museum that much more!
If you find that your child needs some extra support, the sensory tool kits available to check out at the front desk.
Kits include noise reduction headphones, weighted vests and suspenders, emotion recognition flashcards, and fidget bracelets.
Weighted Compression Vests
We purchased several different sizes of weighted compression vests. Having multiple sizes available is important to us because we serve a wide age range of children. With what we have available right now we can provide kits for guests between ages 2-12. These vests are wonderfully versatile in that guests can remove and adjust weights as needed.
For children who benefit from proprioceptive input but don’t enjoy the compression vests, these weighted suspenders are perfect. We appreciate that the straps are adjustable and attach easily.
Noise Reduction Headphones
This is by far the most commonly used item in the kits! Museums can get loud, especially on days with lots of field trips, but these comfortable kid-sized headphones offer immediate relief.
The Therapy Tangle has been trusted by therapists for years, and we can see why! The fluid movement of the tangle pieces offers calm and focus for fidgeting hands.
Squigglets are squishy and colorful sensory bracelets. They’re a great unobtrusive fidget tool. We love using wearable fidgets so that even if a child gets swept up in all the fun available in the museum, the tool itself won’t get lost.
11 Sheldon Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sunday Noon to 5:00PM
Tuesday 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Wednesday 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Friday 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Saturday 9:30AM to 5:00PM