It’s fair to say that lockdown has been a challenge for all of us, adding increased stress and distractions to the adjustment of schooling and daily life. You might be homeschooling a child or possibly a parent supporting your child through countless online classes? No matter what your situation is we are all looking for something to comfort, relax and distract us. Samboards are a range of sensory products designed to reduce anxiety, manage stress and maintain focus for a wide range of people including; people with learning differences, people living with dementia/stroke recovery and people with anxiety. Library Squares are a small, simple and textured product designed for sensory stimulation. It is the perfect size to attach to a keychain, lanyard, bag or to carry in your pocket for easy access. It comes in three designs; points, rock and unicorn library. These give sensory feedback which encourages the release of feel good hormones while creating neural pathways in your brain. Children can feel the squares during online calls whilst listening to their teachers to maintain and stimulate their listening and concentration, when doing activities and tasks which need focus and can be adapted into all parts of homeschooling. In a research project carried out by MBA in order to use our Library Squares to support home-schooling, results found that over 70% of users found their concentration improved and children were less likely to be distracted. Impressions were also documented as; “I keep picking it up”, “I instantly fiddled with it”, “Loved the unicorn one, like the feel of the others”.
Adapting Library Squares into your home-schooling routine during this lockdown is a great way for you and your child to find ways to deal with the challenges that arise when home-schooling, finding a simple solution to mitigating anxiety, concentration and opening up to sensory feelings.
For more information please feel free to access the Samboards website at: https://www.samboards.co.uk/