What can help your child calm and focus at school? Sensory-friendly school supplies to the rescue! Practicing how to manage frustration and control impulses are essential steps. Here's a checklist to guide your sensory-friendly strategies, such as wearing tag-less clothing, carrying a fidget backpack and sitting on a wiggle cushion. Hug Clothing: Get dressed without the struggle. Comfortable slip-on clothing is a big win, especially when it's seamless and tag-less. Hug Tees or Under Huggers provide calming compression and can be worn under school uniforms too. Vests made of denim, fleece, mesh or neoprene can be filled with weight or adjusted to deliver therapeutic pressure at the joints. Putty, desk fidgets, or fidgets with moving pieces or tactile exploration can sharpen attention in the classroom environment. Strengthen the intrinsic hand muscles too! Chews can work wonders in helping kids self-regulate and self-soothe so that they can be more productive within the classroom. In addition, pack some crunchy foods and snacks, such as pretzels, apple slices and carrots. Remember to make the time for movement breaks, which can mitigate the need to chew. pencil toppers. Aside from saving the pencil, the toppers will safely provide the sensory input to stay calm and focused. Styles range from highly tactile to highly subtle. Pencil toppers are an all-in-one fidget and chewy, supporting finger exploration while keeping on task. Wiggle Cushion. It provides a constructive outlet for movement during circle time, desk work or while eating. Another bonus is that carrying the wiggle cushion adds a little "heavy work" as the student transitions from home to school, and within the classroom. Read why kids shouldn't sit still in class. fidget backpack with build-in fidgets, but you can also hang your favorite sensory tools on your backpack. Attach your favorite chewy or fidget for quick and easy access throughout the day, especially during transitions.