I Know What To Expect – Halloween and Bonfire Night Mini Kit

£10.00£13.00

Create portable and personalised visual supports to help your child understand what to expect at Halloween and on Bonfire Night and communicate any sensory overload they may feel. 

Key benefits

  • Creating a visual timeline helps reduce your child’s anxiety about what to expect on these days
  • Showing your child potential sensory triggers and issues helps reduce their anxiety 
  • Enabling your child to communicate in a nonverbal way their needs. 
  • Portable and discreet- perfect for taking out and about with you 

Kit contents

  • 2 TomTag Button Holders (colours may vary) 
  • 20 blank buttons to give you the flexibility to create multiple routines 
  • 20 symbol stickers for you to choose from to make personalised routines
  • 4 blank stickers to use for additional items or tasks
  • 4 blank rectangular stickers to label your TomTag Button Holders
  • Easy to follow instruction sheet to assemble your TomTag

 Discounted offer

Add the I Can Do It Share How I Feel Mini Kit tag for £3(usual price £5). Use the drop-down box below to add this tag.

 Dimensions

  • TomTag Button Holder: 18cm x 3cm
  • Buttons: 2cm diameter

Symbols included:

  • costume, pumpkin, walk together, Trick or treat, treats in bag  
  • outdoor clothes, bonfire, fireworks, sparkler, Thank you, 
  • too loud, hungry, thirsty, too crowded, too cold
  • ear defenders, fidget toy, iPad/tablet, use toilet, home 

WARNING: Please note – TomTag is not a toy. Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.

Symbol images produced under licence from Widgit Symbols (C) Widgit Software 2002-2024 www.widgit.com. All other images (C) Orkid Ideas Limited 2024

Description

The TomTag I Know What To Expect Range 

The TomTag I Know What To Expect range was initially designed by a mum to help her autistic son, Tom. With this range, it’s quick and easy to make personalised visual timelines, schedules and reminders, which can be used anywhere in the home, at school, in care settings or when out and about.

TomTag visual supports can provide structure and guidance to the day or week ahead, helping to lessen anxieties and manage expectations about what will happen. Less stress and more predictability can lead to improved behaviour and communication and encourage personal responsibility and independence. 

These are genuinely versatile visual supports. Use the tags singly to highlight sections of the day or particular tasks. Work towards using just one tag to cover a routine or time of day. 

TomTag is easy to clean and keep hygienic. Wash TomTag’s plastic button holders and blank buttons in warm water and a little hand soap should they become dirty and dry with a soft cloth. The stickers are highly water resistant. Wipe over with a wet cloth or anti-bacterial wipe.

How does TomTag work?

TomTag uses symbols to show a series of tasks or steps involved in a task that are part of a routine a sequence of events in a timeline, or they can be used as a list to teach a new skill by breaking down a single activity into smaller steps.

Many children with autism and other additional needs have strong visual skills. They are more likely to remember and understand what they have seen rather than what they hear. Using visual supports like TomTag to present information visually and in a step-by-step manner allows visual thinkers and learners to take in information at their own pace. Visuals can also act as a reminder if children forget what has been said or become distracted; TomTag helps to bring their attention back to the task or current situation.

Additional information

mini kit options

mini kit only, plus Share how I feel tag

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