More about the Soothing Snuggler
What does Soothing Snuggler say?
Squeeze Right Hand: “What’s wrong? Tell me about it.”
Aids in: Emotion identification, awareness, expression, and problem solving.
Squeeze Left Hand: ”Give me a big hug…squeeeeeze!”
Aids in: Oxytocin-releasing hugs.
Squeeze Right Foot: “When I really need to calm down, I like to sniff a flower and blow up a balloon, try it with me…[deep-breath]”.
Aids In: Reducing stress and anxiety.
Squeeze Left Foot: ”Look around the room and tell me what you can see, hear, smell, and feel.”
Aids In: Grounding children
Does Soothing Snuggler require batteries?
Soothing Snuggler has an On/Off switch. Two AAA batteries required (not included).
Why are self-soothe skills important?
Learning to self-soothe is a developmental milestone just as important as crawling, walking, or talking, but unlike these skills, the ability to self-soothe doesn't come naturally; it must be taught. Toddlers have some ability to self-soothe but they're not quite able to do it all on their own, so adults often help them calm down from a tantrum or rub their backs as they fall asleep. Eventually, children learn to self-soothe, which is important because it helps them manage their strong emotions. Children who learn to self-soothe are able to calm themselves when feeling distressed emotionally or physically, and often settle easier upon nighttime waking. Children who develop self-soothe skills grow up to be adolescents and adults with better social, emotional, and physical health; and are more resilient when facing challenges.
What age is the Soothing Snuggler good for?
The Soothing Snuggler is most popular with children in toddlerhood through elementary school years. This age is also important because it's a period of rapid brain development, so experiences during this time build the brains foundation.
Besides the home, where else would Soothing Snugglers be useful?
We'd love to see Soothing Snugglers every where little kids have BIG emotions.
They're perfect for the classroom, calm-down corners, pediatrician's offices, children's hospitals, daycares, therapy offices, emergency responder vehicles, child-advocacy centers, legal offices, police stations - every where kids are!
The Soothing Snuggler is especially loved by children with Autism and Aspergers Disorder (ASD), children with anxiety, highly sensitive children, and children who would benefit from learning skills to independently manage their emotions.