Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church - Sensory Library
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Community Sensory Library at MCLC

The Sensory Library provides both small and large items for our community to borrow for up to 4 months allowing those who may benefit from sensory items the opportunity to try a specific item before making their own investment.

To borrow an item of for more information, please send an email to SensoryLibrary@MinnehahaCommunion.com 
include the number and description of the item(s) you are interested in borrowing along with your contact information (name, email and/or phone number).  

DE001 Body Sock Wrap- Size Large
DE001 Body Sock Wrap- Size Large
Tubular sleeve made of high quality spandex. The sock can provide a fun playtime activity. The sock opens so you can sit, stretch it over the shoulders, knees and feet. With every stretch, it allows children and young adults to jump, crawl and pretend while improving sensory integration for kids with development delays or sensory challenges. Using the body sock can: increase awareness, help tactile defensiveness or sensory overload, and provide deep pressure for development of motor planning, spatial and body awareness. For the full benefit of the body sock, the sock has to be a bit longer than the height of the person.
DE002 Light, Sound and Scent Machine by Hammacher Schlemmer
DE002 Light, Sound and Scent Machine by Hammacher Schlemmer
This machine combines three relaxation tools into one. The user can choose between four relaxing scents: Calming Cafe, Energy, Lavender, and Stress Relief; and several lighting options and sound variations.
DC003 Onsie for Anxiety
DC003 Onsie for Anxiety
Quantity: 4
DC003-1 Size: Youth M, Color: White
DC003-2 Size: Youth M, Color: White
DC003-3 Size: Youth M, Color: Black
DC003-4 Size: Youth M, Color: Black
This compression clothing is designed to provide deep calming pressure and assist in regulating the sensory system to calm and organize. Onsies may benefit kids with neurological challenges.
DA004 Relaxer Seat Massager
DA004 Relaxer Seat Massager
Fits around a standard chair. The massager offers rolling or pulsating movement to the back. Suitable for those who hold anxiety and stress in the shoulder and back. If a medical condition exists, please consult your doctor before use.
DE005 Daren Waves Light Machine
DE005 Daren Waves Light Machine
Water has a calming effect on all of us. This device reproduces a sparkling sea on your ceiling or walls which allows one to feel immersed in deep sea calm, helping with relaxation during bedtime or when stressed. The light machine can be hooked to a MP3 player. 4AA batteries required.
DA006 Weighted Shoulder Wrap - Pink  3 lbs, Lavender Scented
DA006 Weighted Shoulder Wrap - Pink 3 lbs, Lavender Scented
This wrap rests on pressure points in the shoulder for relaxation. It can help with people on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, or insomnia. Place around the shoulders in a seated position or place over the chest in a reclining position. This wrap is scented with relaxing lavender and may be heated in the microwave.
DE007 Weighted Lap Blanket - Blue
5 lbs
DE007 Weighted Lap Blanket - Blue
5 lbs
Relieves anxiety, stress, agitation, insomia. The weight of the blanket may calm the nervous system, improve body awareness, prevent sensory meltdowns, tantrums and aggression.
DE008 Sound and Alarm Machine
DE008 Sound and Alarm Machine
Choose from a wide range of relaxing sounds- from ocean waves to gentle rain- to assist in relaxation and anxiety reduction. Use as a part of your calming ritual before bedtime to improve the ability to sleep well.
DE009 Hopeful & Healthy Servings of Hope Kit
DE009 Hopeful & Healthy Servings of Hope Kit
This product was developed for children and adults having trouble eating due to the side effects of chemotherapy. However, it has also become very popular with all children, even the picky eaters or those with sensory issues surrounding food texture. Freeze yogurts, juices and smoothies and much more with this hopeful popsicle tray. Includes a silicone mold and recipe book.
DE010 Platform Swing
DE010 Platform Swing
This is a tool often used in sensory integration work. It can give a person the ability to create a wide range of titling movements that help with vestibular challenges and assist a person in processing sensory input. This attaches to the ceiling, so it will need a proper supporting beam for safety.
DE012 Yoga Mat
DE012 Yoga Mat
Helps prevent hands and feet from slipping during yoga and stretching movements. Yoga is a great activity for flexibility, muscle tone and strength, improved respiration, metabolism, cardio and circulatory health, relaxation, and mind-body awareness.
DE013 Roller
DE013 Roller
For deep tissue massage, trigger points, and myofascial release. It can decrease muscle tension, improve circulation and flexibility, and can be an affordable alternative to massage therapy.
DE014 Exercise Ball
DE014 Exercise Ball
Quantity: 4
DE014-1 Weighted, Color: Grey
DE014-2 Non-weighted
DE014-3 Non-weighted
DE014-4 Non-weighted
For children with anxiety or high energy, exercise balls can assist in energy release during times when concentration and focus are needed. Exercise balls also help develop good overall muscle tone for the entire body and can improve core stability, posture and muscle balance.
DE015 Blue Magnetic Light Shades for florescent lights only
DE015 Blue Magnetic Light Shades for florescent lights only
Harsh glare and flickers from typical fluorescent lighting can cause eyestrain, headaches, and anxiety. Provide a calming and soothing environment by decreasing glare. These fabric panels fit over standard ceiling fixtures with sturdy, sewn-in magnets. Available are four 2 x 4 foot heat-resistant panels in tranquil blue. For use with fluorescent lights only!
DC016 Seamless Socks - Child
DC016 Seamless Socks - Child
Quantity: 11
DC016-1 Size: Child L
DC016-2 Size: Child L
DC016-3 Size: Child L
DC016-4 Size: Child L
DC016-5 Size: Child L
DC016-6 Size: Child XL
DC016-7 Size: Child XL
DC016-8 Size: Child XXL
DC016-9 Size: Child XXL
DC016-10 Size: Child XXL
DC016-11 Size: Child XXL
Perfect for kids with sensory processing disorder or those who have difficulty with the feeling of seems in their socks. These will be sold at $2.00 a set since they are unable to be reused.
DE017 Weighted Lap or Shoulder Blanket - Red Approximately 5 lbs
DE017 Weighted Lap or Shoulder Blanket - Red Approximately 5 lbs
This is a larger blanket that offer the ability for shoulder or lap use. Relieves anxiety, stress, agitation, insomnia. The weight of the blanket may calm the nervous system, improve body awareness, prevent sensory meltdowns, tantrums and aggression.
DA018 Noise Canceling Head Phones
DA018 Noise Canceling Head Phones
Some find it difficult to tune out extra environmental noise which can raise levels of frustration or anxiety. When you cannot escape to a private area, these assist in noise reduction and reduce unwanted ambient sounds.
DE019 Fidgets
DE019 Fidgets
We have a wide variety of fidgets that may help people concentrate and focus for longer periods of time and soothe kids with sensory processing challenges.
DE020 Textured Ball - Hand Size
DE020 Textured Ball - Hand Size
This hand-held ball can enhance sensory stimulation with its textured surface. It can encourage the tactile senses, motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. It may be used in group play for practicing socialization skills.
DE021 Challenge Nerf Football
DE021 Challenge Nerf Football
This ball provides a release of nervous energy through gripper holes and a softer texture. It may be used to improve hand-eye coordination and assist in the needs for a tactile experience.
DE022 Hackysack
DE022 Hackysack
Not only can these be used in a game to improve dexterity, they can be useful for stress reduction. The small size of the balls allow for discreet use, such as in a pocket, in public settings.
DE023 Textured Chair Cushion - Red
DE023 Textured Chair Cushion - Red
This wiggle cushion is helpful for sensory seekers. Spiky on one side and bumpy on the other, one can choose between the type of tactile input. Not only can the disc allow a child to wiggle while staying seated (allowing for better focus), it can double as a fine motor skill tool.
DE024 Labyrinth - Hand Size
DE024 Labyrinth - Hand Size
For people who are not ambulatory, this hand size labyrinth offers the same benefit as a walking labyrinth. As a right-brain activity, the labyrinth can teach stress reduction and enhance meditation abilities. Simply take a small pointed device (such as a covered pen) and trace your way to the center and back.
DC025 Stretch Bands - JR
DC025 Stretch Bands - JR
For children in need of an outlet for excess energy, stretch bands may just do the trick. Improved strength is a side-benefit. If the child has had an injury in the past,check with a physician before use.
DE026 Stuffed Animal with Sound Maker Inside - Hand Size
DE026 Stuffed Animal with Sound Maker Inside - Hand Size
Small and soft, this animal makes a gently noise when shaken. Provides a quick energy release option.