Skillbuilders is an exclusive distributor of the HowdaHug seats in Australia. The HowdaHug seats have been around for a long time for adults, but are newly available to children. They're designed as a recreational/camping chair which rolls up easily for storage. However, they are a fantastic option for kids at mat time! Movement seekers can get that bit of vestibular input they need by rocking. Extra proprioception is provided by the way the seat 'hugs' the body. The HowdaHug is also a very practical way to provide postural support to the child with low muscle tone.
The HowdaHug seat is available in 3 sizes.
The Petite is 33cm wide and 33cm high (for children approx 3-6 years)
The HowdaHug 2 is 35cm wide and 39cm high (for children approx 5-10yrs, children with tall, slim build)
The HowdaHug Regular is 40.5cm wide and 39cm high (for children approx 7-12 yrs)
Larger adult sizes are available. There are small, medium, and large sizes (ranging from 40-48cm wide, all 39cm high) in colour choices of black, natural, olive green and cobalt blue. We will order these in specifically for you on request. Please go ahead and choose the adult option on the website, then we will contact you to confirm your choice.
Carry Bags are available in red.
The HowdaHugs are popular in schools particularly for children with SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder), Autism spectrum disorders and Attention Deficit Disorder. As quoted by a teacher working with students with special needs:
The HowdaHUG chair has been well received by students in my young autism class. It helps them sit and attend during floor time group activities. It also has been very helpful during individual work times to get them focused and reduce elopement. It allows for sensory breaks through rocking and pushing without needing to transition away from the work area.