Soothing Sammy teaches your child how to calm down in a way that is EASY for children to understand and SIMPLE for parents to implement!!
The children's book, along with Sammy the plush dog and parent guide, create a complementary set of tools which teaches your child how to process their feelings, identify their emotions and problem solve!
These simple, calm-down techniques can help prevent tantrums and be used anywhere and at anytime!
Sammy Set Includes:
Stuffed Plush Puppy Toy (Golden Retriever) Plush Toy has a bandana with his name on it. (11.5"L x 3.5"W x 10"H). Plush is machine washable and safe for children ages 2 years old and up.
Optional: When you purchase this Sammy kit, you are eligible to receive this Pre-K YOUR Way Social/Emotional Curriculum for FREE (regularly $5.99). This is how it works, add BOTH the Soothing Sammy Kit AND the curriculum (here is the curriculum link) to your cart and use the coupon code FUN at checkout. This will make the Curriculum free! You MUST add both products to your cart and use this code for it to work!
Optional: A special note from Sammy: When you checkout, there is a space to type in a "Company Name". Type your child's first name in that spot and Sammy will write a special note inside the Sammy book, alongside his own paw print. No name will be added if you leave this line blank.
Soothing Sammy Details:
Part 1. The "Soothing Sammy" children's story - This simple and delightful story starts by introducing a boy who is feeling upset. He decides to visit Sammy (the golden retriever), at his dog house. Sammy shows him, and his friends, how calm down with items he has in his home. The items Sammy uses resemble typical household items (including a child's cup, a washcloth, a crunchy snack, a picture and more). Once calm, Sammy and his human friends ask the children questions to help them identify their feelings and solve their problem. Using these sensory-rich calm-down strategies, your child will learn:
Part 2. Sammy the Plush dog - Using an empty box or container, follow the directions in the back of the book to construct a "Sammy house" for Sammy, the plush toy dog. Place Sammy, the plush dog, into his new home and fill it with common household items discussed in the book. When your child feels upset, redirect them to the Sammy house to help them calm down. Once calm, ask your child the questions Sammy asks the children in the book, helping your child identify their feelings and problem-solve.
Sammy meets and exceeds all US safety Standards for children ages 2 years old and up.
Measures 11.5"L x 3.5"W x 10"H
A cuddly and soft plush golden retriever that brings the children's book to life.
Part 3. The parent guide discusses a variety of ways which your family can incorporate Sammy's lessons into your everyday life, including:
Sharing space and items with other children.
Encouraging your child to listen.
Helping your child express their feelings.
Preventing your child from becoming frustrated.
Transitioning to and from different activities.
The children's book, along with Sammy the plush dog and parent guide, create a complementary set of tools that every home (or classroom) with young children will appreciate.
About Soothing Sammy:
If we teach children simple and effective coping strategies while they are young, they will be able to utilize those skills and strategies through their teenage and adult years.
Author, Jeana Kinne, has a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and over 15 years of experience working with typically developing children and with children with special needs. She created Sammy to offer a tangible way that teaches calming down techniques in a way that is easy for children to understand, remember and implement within everyday situations.