Top Ten Back to School Products 😊

by Chris Kearney on August 15, 2016

We have spent the year gathering all the best products so you don't have too! Some are classics that are widely used in schools and some are brand new to the market.

We always appreciate your feedback and ideas. Let us know what you think of these products and what you would you add to the list!

Start the school year off with all the right tools!

  1. Bouncy Bands – Kids have been running around all summer and now they need to sit still at a desk….good luck! This product allows students to bounce their feet while sitting down. Let your school know about it, I promise they will love it! $22.95
 2. Pencil Fidgets – Starting the school year can cause anxiety to peak. This subtle addition to your pencil allows you to fidget your stress away.$3.95 each Pencil Fidget
 3. Wiggle Seat – This classic cushion is great to use in the classroom and during circle time. Ask if your school has one to try. We use it at the supper table and now all four chair legs stay on the floor ! $37.00
Time Timer Plus  4. Time Timer Plus – Time is going to become more important as you are trying to get everyone out the door. Use the Time Timer to visually represent how much time is left to finish breakfast, get dressed or get out the door. $44.95
 5. Chew Necklace – You just bought them that new top and they are chewing on the sleeves or collar! Try the coolest new Brick Stick Lego style necklace to re-direct their chewing. $22.95 Brick Stick Lego Style Chew
Vibrating Cushion 6. Vibrating Cushion - These colorful, lightweight, fun-shaped vibrating cushions offer a gentle sensation when they are squeezed or sat on, relaxing, calming or soothing the body. While they’re great for any kids with energy, the Senseez sensory cushions make ideal special needs cushions, especially for children with autism, ADHD, or sensory processing disorder. The vibrating cushions can calm kids who need more sensory feedback or help train hypersensitive kids to tolerate more sensations. $54.95
7. Visual Charts – Morning and afternoon routine charts can be a great visual reminder for kids and will save you repeating yourself! Here are a couple we use: Free Visual Chart
8. Fidget with Carabiner - Fits in your hand while you discreetly slide the marble back and forth. Great for reducing stress and keeping hands busy. Attaches to your backpack or pencil case. $4.95 each

Noise Reducing Ear Muffs

9. Noise Reducing Ear Muffs – Imagine sitting in the oasis of your quiet backyard or local park and the next day being in a closed classroom with 20 to 30 other kids – YIKES! These ear muffs may be just what your child needs to be able to concentrate with all those other kids shuffling around. $32.95

 10. Pencil Toppers – Finally, when all else fails - Use the Force! These Bite Saber pencil toppers are great for kids that like to chew their pencils. Save your pencils, use the force! $11.95 Bite Saber Pencil Topper

All of these products can be purchased directly through Special Finds or you can see the products at Owl Special Finds locates at 1140 Morrison Drive, Ottawa 613-721-1500 (ask for Owl Special Finds) or Wee Bee Children’s Shop 79 Mill Street, Almonte, Ontario 613-256-6680. 

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by Chris Kearney on October 28, 2011



Bouncy Bands


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