How do you help a child who can’t concentrate or find peace of mind? After trying everything, a resourceful therapist brought in her own chair from home for the student to try in class. Instant results led the child’s mom to call the manufacturer for one for home. “That phone call sent me back to the drawing board to re-invent my HowdaSeat for adults into the HowdaHUG for children,” recalls founder Leslie Aisner Novak.
Known as the “miracle chair,” HowdaHUG comes in 3 different sizes, for toddlers to young adults. HowdaHUG frees children to move, rock, wiggle, and benefit from the pressing embrace of the chair’s smooth wood slats. Lightweight and portable, the reinforced cushioned bottom is designed to absorb the movement on different floor surfaces, on a chair or couch. Adjustable straps make the hug just right, and each chair is guaranteed for a lifetime.
Sitting on a HowdaHUG becomes a life changing experience. “A father called and said his son was finishing his math assignments — for the first time,” says Leslie Novak. “A principal said they put 2 in each classroom. Now teachers want more since the chair has dramatically helped children sit comfortably and concentrate.”
How do you deal with limited resources in your classroom, clinic or home? While it’s great to have something that everyone wants, only some children need it to function well. Do you explain that it’s like eyeglasses and not for everyone? Or do you try and give everyone a turn? Share what’s worked for you on our Facebook page, and be entered to win a HowdaHUG chair, now through January 7, 2011.