Young children experience emotions in a BIG way. Soothing Sammy teaches you and your child how to manage these emotions in a way that is EASY for children to understand and SIMPLE for parents to implement!!
This set teaches your child:
How to process their feelings.
How to identify their emotions.
Simple ways to problem solve.
These simple, calm-down techniques can help prevent tantrums and be used anywhere and at anytime!
This Sammy Kit Includes the following:
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.
Emotions & Feelings Activities E-Book - teaching your child how to identify their emotions in a fun and engaging way. (This Digital E-Book will be sent to you immediately upon purchase.)
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.
Part 4: "Emotions and Feelings" Activities (E-Book):
All activities utilize items/materials typically found in the home (no need to buy more stuff to complete these activities).
These activities include movement and interactive games!
The "Emotions and Feelings" Theme includes activities which relate to a variety of different emotions that children can feel. There are so many different feelings and it is hard for children to put those feelings into words. These activities provide opportunities for vocabulary building and academic development while learning to identify feelings in themselves and others.
All Activities are related to the theme "Emotions and Feelings" such as:
"Excited vs. Surprised"
"Sunny Side Up Wiggle"
and so much more!
Includes a Parenting Tip Area About: "Supporting Empathy Development"
This Guide provides strategies to help children use empathy in a variety of stressful situations. Saying "I'm Sorry" doesn't necessarily mean much to a young child. Building empathy is what is most important - this includes supporting others when they are feeling upset, providing comfort and helping friends fix a problem they are having. Young children sometimes notice that others are having a bad day or a difficult time, but aren't sure how to respond. These parent tips provide suggestions on how to support your child's empathy development in a way they will understand and implement. This section includes Social Skill Building Activities to address this topic.
The children's book, along with Sammy the plush dog, E-book of Activities 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.