Therapeutic Toys For Sensory Kids
The Pencil Grip - Crossover grip
Why Choose The Crossover Grip
The Crossover Grip improves kids handwriting by helping to give more control, reduce hand fatigue, and increase comfort. Writing with The Crossover Grip is easy and natural. Other rigid, harder grips can cause hand pain and discourage practice. The unique “wings” of the grip cover the thumb and pointer finger gently and hold them in the proper position for gripping – the Tripod Grip.
Helps Hands And Improves Handwriting
The Crossover Grip was designed by a doctor and is widely used in classrooms, at home, and in therapeutic settings. It uses the same proven design as The Pencil Grip, the #1 grip recommended to help kids write, and has added 'wings” to prevent the common problem of fingers crossing over each other. This makes The Crossover Grip the perfect stepping-stone during children’s handwriting development. It is a “one size fits all” product that helps the hands of both righties and lefties.
How To Use
Slide the wider end of the grip on first. Righties and Lefties simply place their thumb on the “R” or the “L” printed on the grip. Fingers will naturally fall into place with the middle finger on the underside of the grip. The images on the left show proper positioning.
Improve Handwriting For Kids
A comfortable hand allows for fuller cognition, has more control, and shows improved handwriting. The Crossover Grip guides and gently holds the hand in an ergonomic position. Consistent use teaches and reinforces the proper grip, and stops common problems like fingers crossing over, fist grips, thumb-wrapping, and white-knuckling. Parents, teachers, and occupational therapists widely recommend using The Crossover Grip.
Creates Quick Improvements
The Crossover Grip is easy to use and instantly reinforces the proper grip. Improvements come quickly with frequent use. The flexibility of the soft, rubbery, latex-free material allows it to fit on pencils, pens, crayons, and many writing instruments. This creates many opportunities for teaching and reinforcing the proper grip.
Welcome to the home of Comfort Creatures. We supply a small range of specific products that assist with sensory integration.
It all started with a Sensory Integration trained Occupational Therapist, an anxious boy and a stuffed dog named Spot. Spot is now covered in patches, has been through the washing machine on various occasions but remains a loyal companion and an excellent co-regulator.
From there the range grew and more products have been added over time. We hope you enjoy your experience with us.
What is Proprioception?
Proprioception is one of our 7 senses. Proprioceptors are sensory receptors that are found in all of our muscles and joints. They have two functions. They give us information about our bodies positions and when stimulated they have a calming effect on the nervous system. How this works is when these receptors are stimulated your release Serotonin and Dopamine. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that has a calming effect and Dopamine helps us to concentrate. This is why Proprioception makes us feel good after a run or calms us when someone gives us a hug. It is also the reason we bite our nails or grind our teeth when we are stressed. It is why some people focus better when they doodle, rock on their chair or fidget. By stimulating these receptors with muscle movement we can help children and adults to regulate or become calm and to focus better. All the products at Comfort Creatures are designed to stimulate various proprioceptors in the body.
Who can benefit from Proprioception?
It helps regulate, calm and focus children and adults with:
· Sleep difficulties
· Sensory Integration difficulties or Sensory Processing Disorder