This book, co-authored by our own Maureen Kane-Wineland, PhD, with Diana A. Henry, MS, and Susan Swindeman, OTR/L, is designed to offer practical sensory options to help toddlers and preschoolers function in their environments at home, in child care centers, and in school. Read more for details about this great resource!

Sensory Strategies For Toddlers & Preschoolers

Diana A. Henry, MS, OTR/L, Maureen Kane-Wineland, PhD, OT/L and Susan Swindeman, OTR/L, BCP have co-authored this unique book. It is designed to offer practical sensory options to improve the ability of toddlers and preschoolers to function in their environments at home, in child care centers and in school. A variety of sensory ‘buffet’ activities and environmental strategies are offered in a very user friendly format, highlighting the different sensory ‘tools.’ Topics include Picky Eater Tidbits, Tooth Brush Tamers, Potty Pleasers, Hair Care, Nail Nippers, Tubby Time Tips, Beddie Bye Bliss, and more! Learn how to promote engagement and help Touchy Tots, Sensitive Ears, Busy Bees, Fumbling Tots, Tippy Toe Tots, and Spirited Tots get along, and what to do to get your tot the help he needs.

Now available – Tools for Tots Companion CD with reproducible pages! Available separately or bundled with Tools for Tots book!

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Reviews for Tools for Tots

“This is a must read for all therapists working with toddlers and preschoolers. The photographs are magnificent and the ideas are creative! It will inspire parents, families, teachers, and therapists alike.”

Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR,

Executive Director of SPD Foundation, Director of STAR Center, Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Health Science Center, and Professor at Rocky Mountain University

“As a developmental/behavioral pediatrician who cares for many children with autism spectrum disorders and sensory integration issues, I am very excited about Tools for Tots. Written by three very experienced occupational therapists, it is loaded with savvy practical tactics that parents can readily use from the time their child wakes up until they go to sleep. I like the short explanations that frame the issues in the front of each chapter and the checklists that make the book so easy and useful. Tools for Tots will be on the short list of books I recommend for my young patients who have sensory integration issues.”

Richard Solomon, MD,

Founder of The PLAY Project, Medical Director, The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

“The authors provide practical, developmentally sensitive, and creative information to help create an optimal fit between environments and young children with sensory based behavioral challenges. The suggestions will be helpful for parents of typically developing children, as well as those with sensory processing diagnoses. I love the grounding of behavioral challenges in the everyday activities that can make such a difference in the quality of life for children and families.”

-Marie E. Anzalone, ScD, OTR, FAOTA

Co-Author of Sensory Integration and Self Regulation in Infants and Toddlers

“Diana, Maureen, and Sue continue to be a wellspring of joy and creativity. These terrific suggestions for little kids with SPD help us to be ever mindful of the concept of ‘all play’, so that everyone in their circle will get in sync.”

-Carol Kranowitz, Author of The Out-of-Sync Child