What makes your sensory kits different?
We are not just your average sensory kit. We strongly believe in what sets us apart and makes our kits d̶i̶f̶f̶e̶r̶e̶n̶t̶ better:
-Created by professionals in the fields of Art Therapy/ Counseling & Elementary Special Education.
-Includes age appropriate therapeutic play and psychoeducation to support wellness.
-Emphasis on self-compassion for families navigating challenging seasons.
-Emotional Literacy skills (literally) tied to each theme for parents to introduce topics in ways that make sense.
-The play and extensions focus on mindfulness and the importance of sensory input as preventative tools for family wellness.
With our brand and products we strive to support the emotional wellness of families and empower the next generation of mindful, creative, and resilient kids with our kits.
What ages do you recommend this for?
We say ages 3-14... and up! Even adults report they love to play with the dough and sand so we don't necessarily have a cap for the max age. Due to small parts in our sensory kits we do recommend ages 3 & up. You know your child best, adult supervision is always recommended.
What are some benefits of Sensory Play?
Sensory play is one of the most effective ways to help re-center a child who may be feeling worried or anxious because it is mindful, interactive, and immersive.
It’s also just really fun.
When us adults engage in the activities with our kids, we find ourselves unexpectedly enjoying the benefits too--feeling not only the mental shift to a calmer mindset, but a physical shift as our bodies and muscles become less tense, our heart rates slow, and our minds race a little less rapidly as we enjoy present purposeful play with our kids.
How long will your play dough last?
When sealed and stored properly, our dough stays fresh for 3-6 months. Salt crystals are normal and expected with our all natural play dough. If they appear simply work them back into the dough. If your dough becomes hard, simply add a few drops of water and knead.
What are the Ingredients in your dough?
Our dough ingredients include: flour, salt, cream of tartar, organic coconut oil, food grade coloring. Some variations may also include all spice, ground coffee, or non-toxic glitter.
At Present Not Perfect, we want our products to be accessible to all kids and families, so if there is an ingredient your child is allergic to but they would love to have a kit, please see our sensory sand options that are hypoallergenic. If there is a theme you want in a sand version but not listed on the site, please send us an email and we can make it for you.
When will I get my Calm Kit?
Standard processing time is 7-10 days from the day you place your order until the time it arrives to you in the mail. We do our best being prompt and efficient with all orders as a 2-woman show!
My child would make too much of a mess, they couldn't use this, right?
Prep/explanations, expectations, and follow through go a long way with sensory play! With our kids we have had to stop and "try tomorrow" many times when boundaries were crossed. Over time with this consistency and containment, we have been able to have the most fun with sensory play. We truly believe it is doable even with the "messiest" of kids, it just might take time. For more on this check out our instagram!