October 20, 2021 2 min read
Why Your Child Should have a Lap Pad for School this Fall
Lap Pads are great for back to school. Set your child up for success by having a weighted tool to improve focus and help him or her calm down in the classroom and take away first day jitters.
This study shows that DTP (Deep Touch Pressure) in the classroom can help improve student performance. Many children with ADD/ADHD (as quoted in the study) saw improvement with in-seat behavior and attention and task completion. Mosaic Weighted Blankets make a conveniently sized lap pad that can fit into any backpack or be stored in a desk or locker.
Help with focus, and even incrementally with handwriting!
It’s been shown also that fine motor activities like writing have been improved when approached with a weighted tool like a weighted lap pad leveraging DTP (Deep Touch Pressure) input for kids.
Focus in Class/Sitting for a period of time
All kids have a hard time sitting still in class for a long period of time. Whatever the event – a lesson or assembly or movie or a car/bus ride it can be a challenge to sit down and stay there. For these situations for younger children, a weighted lap pad would be a great option for calming the nervous system and the sensory input of the fabric allows the child to have a distraction and play with the beads inside the lap pad.
Lap Pads on the Go
Weighted lap pads are portable, so you can bring it wherever you go, in the car, church, bus, class – it’s a doable option for most kids.
Being sure your kids get that “outside time” is important too, but for most kids in school, they will be encouraged to sit and focus at different times in school.
Anxiety and Meltdowns
If you could send your child to school with a tool that could help them self soothe in school when you aren’t there, wouldn’t you do it? A lap pad or weighted vest is a great remedy-, especially for little ones. Overall we know that weighted blankets are great (highly recommended for the home). Some children fidget and some have meltdowns and sensory disorders but many times an interesting tactile article like a lap pad or vest can change all of that.
For the classroom – Attention Teachers
For a smoother day and for better transition times – get a couple of lap pads for the classroom. It can take away from the stress of your day when things run on time and you get everything accomplished. It’s a small investment for your classroom that can have a big payoff.
Lap Pads - Two Sizes
Our weighted pads come in two convenient sizes for little ones and older children. Small size 14 inches X 22 inches (ages 3 to 6 years) and large size 18 X 30 inches. (7 years to teens).
This small support tool can help your kid have a good start during this back to school time. Mosaic Weighted Blankets accepts purchase orders and supports our students and teachers!