Working with preschool age children for as long as I have you get to know some norms of children. There are always things that parents have concerns about and when I tell them its normal and many kids do whatever they describe they feel much better. The truth is as much as children are unique and grow at their own pace, they are also very much alike and do many similar things. Kids have so much energy and just want to keep moving. Kids have a hard time sitting in one place, all kids. But some kids have a harder time then others. When I was teaching in Head Start we would have weighted pillows for the children that needed extra help. It was just a heavy pillow they would hold on their lap. This helped children to feel secure and focus better. But having heavy pillows for multiple children takes up lots of space. I was recently introduced to Senseez.
Senseez is a vibrating pillow for kids. It was developed by a mom whose son could not sit for even the simple task of eating. She became frustrated that there was little to no products out there to help him. She wanted something that was portable and discreet so her son could take it anywhere to help him. The Senseez pillows have a thin layer of poly foam inside to make it comfy. They have zippered sides to make replacing batteries easier. The vibrating unit is a self contained unit with a secure door to the batteries. The vinyl material is easy to clean and is water resistant. The vibrating unit is removable.
We received the orange circle Senseez pillow to review. Both my boys love pillows and things to sit on. So they both were excited to try it out. They both tried it on the floor and in a chair. Jayden said it was fun and comfortable to sit on. Evan of course didn’t give me much in words, but he giggled and didn’t want to give Jayden another turn. My boys are typical kids and are average when it comes to sitting.. they sit well for a certain amount of time. The pillow was fun for them and they both have used it a few times. Jayden likes to lay on it and watch his shows. I can see how this would be really helpful for a child that needs a little extra encouragement to sit. Children with ADHD and Autism come to mind as those that this may help, as well as some children with some sensory difficulties. I think the vibration could help a child to focus a little more and limit distractions. I have a few friends that have boys with Autism and I will be sharing about this product with them. I’d love to see how it works with a child with Autism.
You can get the Senseez vibrating pillow in blue square, orange circle, pink heart, red octagon, and a fuzzy cow print circle. I would love the cow print one. These are a fun way to help a child focus and sit for activities.