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Managing Feelings

Teaching children to process and cope with their feelings in a healthy way improves social-emotional skills and cultivates positive relationships. Develop children’s ability to manage their feelings with sensory tools, exercises in mindfulness, and other practical approaches. Find plush huggers, fidgets, books, and more in Kaplan’s selection of tools for managing feelings.

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Image of Walk in My Shoes Mat with Printable Activities and Teacher Guide
Walk in My Shoes Mat with Printable Activities and Teacher Guide
Item: 33592
Status: Temporarily Out of Stock
$89.95
$79.95
3 years & up. Model and practice empathy with the Walk in My Shoes Mat with Printable Teacher Guide and Activity Card(s). Perfect to help children learn to be more empathetic and appreciate how different people express their feelings. Provide children the emotional tools they need as you demonstrate and practice appropriate responses about feelings and emotions. Walk in My Shoes Mat measures 40"L x 60"W and easily rolls for storage.
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Warmies® Microwavable Plush 13" Capybara
Item: 301038
Status: In Stock
$31.95
Birth & up. Stay warm and cozy with this cute and cuddly Warmies Microwavable Plush Capybara! Simply warm up in the microwave and you will have a warm, huggable friend in no time. Warmies feature a gentle, relaxing lavender scent. Warm time: 60 seconds in a 1000W microwave. Heating instructions are on the sewn-in label and should be followed very carefully. Must only be used under careful adult supervision. Capybara measures 13" long.
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DIY Calm Down Sensory Bottles - Set of 2
Item: 301094
Status: In Stock
$47.95
3 years & up. Craft your own calming sensory bottles using the DIY Calm Down Sensory Bottle Kit! Each kit comes with a selection of glitter and sparkles, along with an instructional sheet. Simply add contents and water, twist the cap back on, and your sensory bottle is good to go. The ends of the bottles are protected by textured silicone caps and are ideal for little fingers to explore. Bottles are refillable and reusable, offering limitless creative possibilities. Designed to encourage focused… More »
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Super NeeDoh® Ripples XL Sensory Pack - 3 Pieces
Item: 301137
Status: In Stock
$44.95
3 years & up. The Super NeeDoh® Ripples XL Sensory Pack will help children stay focused in class, calm down in a quiet center, or just have fun! This set contains 3 Super NeeDohs that each measure 4.25" and feature a variety of rippling textures and bright, neon colors. This item is explicitly designed to provide sensory outputs that reduce children's anxiety and stress. The Super NeeDoh Ripples do not contain latex and the covering and dough inside are hypoallergenic. Colors and textures will vary.
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Garden Buddies Plush - Set of 3
Item: 301091
Status: In Stock
$46.95
2 years & up. Encourage an interest in science with the Garden Buddies Plush Set! Help children learn about different types of bugs, their characteristics, habitats, and behaviors with this set of 3 cute and cuddly critters; Inchy Inchworm, Vinnie the Banana Slug, and Lavern Slug. For children who may feel fearful or apprehensive about insects, playing with the Garden Buddies Plush may help desensitize their fear and promote a more positive attitude towards these creatures. Each Garden Buddy… More »
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Sense of Place Cozy Classroom Arch
Item: 300672
Status: In Stock
$545.95
5 years & up. Create a welcoming classroom that fosters a sense of belonging using unique furniture like the Sense of Place Cozy Classroom Arch. Gentle curves and nature-inspired textures in the rattan paneling enhance the beauty of the physical environment while creating warmth and comforting balance. Arrange soft elements like the Cozy Corner Couch inside the arch to create an inviting space for one child or multiple children who need a quiet moment of respite. Entire unit measures 48"W x 56"H x 21"D.
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Sensory Fidget Poppers
Item: 148339P
Status: In Stock
$21.95 - $41.95
3 years & up. Silicone sensory fidget poppers help kinesthetic learners focus their attention and are a fun way for all children to develop fine motor skills or relieve anxiety. Bubbles are easily pushed along rows or curves on each side of shapes. Easy to wipe clean. Shapes and colors will vary. Fidgets are approximately 4.5"-5" each. Available in sets of 4 or 8.
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Classroom Cruiser
Item: 37097
Status: Ships From Manufacturer
$1,059.95
3 years & up. The Classroom Cruiser is designed to provide opportunities for children, grades PreK-2, to self-regulate through movement without having to leave or disrupt the class. It is ideal for inclusive environments and helps kinesthetic learners and any child who needs to get the wiggles out so they can refocus and engage in learning. It has a quiet drivetrain to minimize distractions, fully adjustable for the safest ergonomics, and very low maintenance.
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Tangle Therapy
Item: 91718P
Status: In Stock
$13.95 - $39.95
PreK & up. Tangle Therapy's twistable, ergonomic design allows children to fidget quietly, promoting better focus and attention. It can be a useful aid for redirecting behaviors or relieving stress or anxiety. The soft textured surface provides a unique sensory experience as children grab, bend, and twist the curved pieces in multiple ways, making it ideal for tactile stimulation and refining fine motor skills. Available individually or as a set of 3.
Image of I'm In Control of Myself Books - Set of 6
I'm In Control of Myself Books - Set of 6
Item: 52526
Status: In Stock
$35.95
3 years & up. Help children build social and emotional intelligence through shared reading and engaging texts that prompt discussions about real-world experiences. Spark your child's imagination and stimulate curiosity while developing social and communication skills. In this "I'm In Control of Myself Book Set," simple words and full-color illustrations teach important concepts in ways even very young children can understand. A full-color poster is included. Set of 6 paperback books.
Image of Sensy Band™ Sensory Slap Bracelet - Set of 3
Sensy Band™ Sensory Slap Bracelet - Set of 3
Item: 37145
Status: In Stock
$23.95
5 years & up. Use the Sensy Band™ for tactile stimulation, fidgeting and as a slap bracelet. The brightly colored and bumpy textured bracelet adjusts to fit most wrists and serves as a great tool to help you focus and be calm. Measures 9.75"L x 1"W.
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Colormix Sensory Tubes - Set of 3
Item: 36887
Status: In Stock
$44.95
3 years & up. Colormix tubes encourage sensory exploration and help children keep focus or manage anxiety and emotions. Shaking or turning tubes mixes and separates colors for a soothing sensory experience. Large tubes are easy for small hands to grasp and turn; and square ends help prevent the tubes from rolling away. Tubes are 8" tall.
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Self-Calming Cards
Item: 29718
Status: In Stock
$16.95
2 years & up. This set of 24 cards are a fun way to teach kids what to do when they're angry, anxious, or frustrated. Each of the 24 illustrated cards describes how to soothe using a different method: physical, auditory/verbal, visual, creative, self-nurturing, and humor. Other cards are provided and show step-by-step instructions for games and activities to use with the calming cards. Written in both English and Spanish, these cards and the accompanying instruction sheet explain how therapists,… More »
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Children's Sensory Fidget Toys
Item: 35356
Status: In Stock
$39.95
3 years & up. Provide sensory motor stimulation and an opportunity to help children manage emotions, develop calming techniques for their mind and body, reduce anxiety and stressors. The items in the kit allow children to work and play independently and become resilient when met with a challenge. Good for sensory integration and behavior modification plans.
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Portable 5lb Weighted Sensory Lap Pad
Item: 148202
Status: In Stock
$49.95
5 years & up. This Portable 5lb Weighted Sensory Lap Pad is a super soft sensory tool that offers gentle deep pressure calming. Help increase the ability to focus and relieve anxiety and stress with this weighted lap pad. Features a dual textured cover; soft and bumpy on one side and a smooth silky - like material on the other. The 21" x 19" pad is usually laid across the lap horizontally while sitting. Can also be rested across the shoulders, back or stomach while reading, relaxing… More »
Image of Sensory Worry Stones - 12 Pieces
Sensory Worry Stones - 12 Pieces
Item: 34210
Status: In Stock
$36.95
3 years & up. Worry no more! These tactile stones have been designed to soothe, calm and help children focus. A range of textures, shapes, and natural colors stimulates many senses of users. Stones are made out of stone and are durable enough to weather the outdoors. The set includes 12 stones: two each of six designs measuring between 2"-3"each.
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Pawz the Calming Pup
Item: 37273
Status: In Stock
$29.95
3 years & up. A soothing glow makes Pawz a comforting and encouraging companion for mindfulness and calmness. Auto-adjusting lights guide children in breathing patterns or activities. Color and light changes encourage focus and reduce anxiety or stress. Timer can be set for 5, 15 or 30-minute intervals for other learning activities, games or quiet time. Includes activity guide and USB cord for easy recharging. 4"H.
Image of How Do I Feel Journals - Set of 10
How Do I Feel Journals - Set of 10
Item: 36995
Status: In Stock
$29.95
3 years & up. Children will be able to express their feelings and emotions by using the How Do I Feel Journal. Each journal contains 16 pages with alternating writing prompts on each page and a large area to draw. These journals are great for children who are learning to tell their story through pictures, are beginning writers or have been writing for a while. Set of 10. Each journal measures 8.5" x 11".
Image of Huggers Plush Ocean Animals - Set of 3
Huggers Plush Ocean Animals - Set of 3
Item: 147202
Status: In Stock
$26.95
Birth & up. These plush ocean animals are ready to give lots of soft, snuggly hugs. Just spread their arms open wide, give the chest a little squeeze, and watch the arms instantly snap around to give you a hug. These ocean animals can hug around your wrist, backpack, and so much more. Surface washable. Size: 8". Animals may vary.
Image of Warmies Microwavable Plush Golden Dog & Calico Cat - 13"
Warmies Microwavable Plush Golden Dog & Calico Cat - 13"
Item: 148334P
Status: In Stock
$31.95 - $60.95
Birth & up. Stay warm and cozy with these cute and cuddly Warmies Microwavable Plush Golden Dog & Calico Cat! Simply warm up in the microwave and you will have a warm, huggable friend in no time. Warmies feature a gentle, relaxing lavender scent. Warm time: 60 seconds in a 1000W microwave. Heating instructions are on the sewn-in label and should be followed very carefully. Must only be used under careful adult supervision. Golden Dog & Calico Cat each measure 13" long.
Image of Best Behavior® Board Books - Set of 6
Best Behavior® Board Books - Set of 6
Item: 80976
Status: In Stock
$57.95
12 months & up. This board book series helps children on their journey of social and emotional development. Each book introduces different concepts teaching young children that words can hurt and germs aren't for sharing.
Image of Loopeez Fidgets - Set of 6
Loopeez Fidgets - Set of 6
Item: 145616
Status: In Stock
$34.95
3 years & up. Fidget to focus! Calling all kinesthetic learners! If your child or anyone else you know has trouble staying focused enough to learn without doing something with their hands, this is the perfect little gadget for them to fidget with. This colorful little fidget by The Pencil Grip™ twists, spins, and rotates at the slightest manipulation of your fingers. Not only will it help focus your floating attention when you need to, it's also a fun way to pass the time in any situation… More »
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Textured Tangle
Item: 91716P
Status: In Stock
$28.95 - $83.95
3 years & up. This twistable therapy device is an ergonomic approach to hand therapy, minor stress relief, building fine motor skills, and more. Soft, texturized rubber bumps on this Tangle provide a one-of-a-kind sensory and tactile experience in your hands. The motion is calming and fun! Research has shown that fidgeting quietly during stressful times can lead soothed nerves and anxiety, more body control and focus. Tangle helps keep restless minds and hands focused. Tangle is: Latex-free,… More »
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Theo the Therapy Dog
Item: 33795
Status: In Stock
$74.95
3 years & up. Meet Theo the Therapy Dog! This fuzzy lapdog is specially designed to function as a comforting companion. With a slightly heavy weight of 2.5 pounds, this cuddly friend can provide a sense of security to children with sensory input needs. Theo's soft, floppy body can lie across your lap or shoulders, and even sit-up beside you. He's just the right size for carrying along to any environment that can raise stress levels. His warm, heavy body feels lifelike, which can help to relieve… More »