The Manimo® are weighted animals providing to older and younger children a sensory proprioceptive stimulation and a soothing effect on the body and mind. These companions were designed to help children remain attentive and focused during their daily activities in different contexts.The weighted dolphin is worn draped over the shoulders or hips. Its soft, velvety fabric provides sensory comfort and is as enveloping as your child’s favorite “blanky.”Because nothing is more important than your child’s safety, all manimo weighted animals meet Americanand European safety standards.
This is how, in a concrete way, the Manimo® can help in your everyday life:▪ Reduce motor restlessness and increase concentration in class. For example: Place the manimo on the shoulders while reading a story (20 minutes)▪ Optimize concentration during homework. For example: Place the manimo on the lap when sitting at a table to work.▪ Provide relaxation and rest at bedtime For example: Place the manimo on the back or chest while lying down during song or story time. Remove it when the child is asleep.We recommend it for children 3 years +, teenagers and adults, in a variety of contexts: at home, school, daycare, work and other.The Manimo® is often used with children with an attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD, ADD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or anxiety. ▪The following abilities will be stimulated:▪ Body awareness (feeling the body and space around)▪ Sustaining attention and concentration▪ Managing energy and motor restlessnessIt is preferable that the Manimo® be used for the prescribed time periods and under adult supervision.Using the Manimo® for a period of 15 to 20 minutes is recommended due to its weight. The effects linger for 1 to 2 hours following its use.Maintenance:
Cleaning your manimo could not be easier!
Hand-wash in cold water with a mild detergent. Do not wring.