03 May 2010 by Lorna dEntremont 2448 2 0
Were you one of the parents or therapists who had asked for an age-appropriate chew necklace that boys would wear and use? “Mothers know best” when it comes to their Special Needs children.” This mantra has guided many decisions in families and hopefully in our school system. So naturally Pierrette d’Entremont, designer of KidCompanions Chewelry, took seriously the pleas of distraught moms who told her no cool, sensory chewable fidgets were available for their older children, especially for boys.
SentioLife Solutions went to work and may we introduce you to “A new Kid on our Block”: KidCompanions Chewelry Blue Circle Pendant: Chew Necklace and Clip-on!
Our KidCompanions Chewelry Blue Circle chewable pendant adds another choice to our circled, sensory oral-motor tool line. Now we have two chewable circle pendants, one blue and one black. We also have white circles now and then.
The circled shaped rubbery, chewable fidgets are smooth and pleasing with a hard embossed “dot”. Tweens, Teens and Cool little boys seem to favor our circle shapes. Stylish and very discreet, these circle shapes can blend in but be easily accessible as a chewing or fidgeting tool when you need it.
Want to wear it like a fashionable necklace?
Our 18’’, 20’’ and 28″ Colorful Breakaway Lanyards are 100% cotton! They are colorfast and comfortable to wear. They are MUCH more durable than our original rayon/cotton ones and still washable!
Moreover, the lanyards are sold separately in 18″, 20″, 24″ or 28″ lengths. They can be used for any pendant or ID badge. More about lanyards here.
Our new undyed 100% cotton is a good choice. These undyed lanyards are 100% cotton and non-allergenic. The comfortable lanyards have a custom breakaway clasp that will release and can be re-attached with ease. This means no more lost, dropped or thrown mouthing and fidgeting aids. The breakaway is small and lays flat. It was designed specifically for children and conforms to ASTM toy safety standard! It is also BPA, lead and phthalate free.
KidCompanions Chewelry Clip-ons: Cool-for-School Quiet Fidgets!
Another unique feature that renders KidCompanions Chewelry attractive to tween and teens are the new Clip-ons. Clipping the fidget anywhere you want it to be…clothing, pocket, belt, school bag. Discreetly accessible at all times.
If circles are not your thing, you can always opt for our KidCompanions Chewelry heart shaped pendants with an added oval dip similar in shape and function as a worry stone.
KidCompanions Chewelry is SAFE: bpa, phthalate, pvc, lead and latex free. Our materials are economical as possible without compromising safety or social responsibility.
All our products are durable, washable, and fashionable. Furthermore, we already have a CPSIA compliance certificate that covers our complete line.
Made in Canada, sourced in USA or Canada, KidCompanions Chewelry and SentioCHEWS, our more durable chew necklace, allow special children to relax, to focus and to learn. Tweens, teens, their parents and their teachers will surely welcome the new Kid and our entire line of KidCompanions Chewelry on the market since 2007!
Buy KidCompanions Chewelry (2007) and our new line (2013) of Tougher-than-Silicone SentioCHEWS: https://kidcompanions.com/
Tell us about your experience with chewies or fidgets as a tool for your Special Needs child.
As at teacher I always knew children who needed, really needed to be fidgeting with something or chewing something! If they did not have something readily available they would often find an item that was not very appropriate: not theirs, not chewable, noisy, breakable, dangerous, dirty or all of the above. And of course once they had found something they would not want to give up the item!! How wonderful that your chewelry will solve all these problems and be readily available as needed, a comfort for many children to be sure.
Thank you, Jean, for checking our blog and taking the time to leave this great comment. We appreciate your kind words about the Kid Companions and taking the time to share your experience as a teacher working with Special Needs students. Lorna