While they may seem like a basic addition to My Sensory Toolbox, Feathers are actually very useful!
Firstly, the feeling of them touching the child’s skin can assist them with:
- Decreasing tactile defensiveness
- Increasing body awareness
- Increasing sensory integration
Feathers can also teach calm and deep breathing by being placed in the child’s hand and blown away by them. This activity will teach the child that exhaling small breaths does not move the feathers very far, while exhaling big breaths does. By asking them to blow the feather as far as possible, the child will learn that bigger breaths make the feathers go farther. As a result, the child will learn to take deeper breaths.
My Sensory Toolbox comes with two Feathers of different sizes and colours. Please ensure your child takes care when handling them as due to the nature of the product, they are quite fragile. We recommend parental supervision.
Primary Sensory Area Covered: Tactile
Additional Sensory Area/s Covered: Oral
Sensory Avoiding or Seeking? Seeking
Our team of allied health professionals has carefully selected and chosen each tool within My Sensory Toolbox. You can rest assured that they are all high-quality, useful and effective.