We all have seen those dreaded hand dryers that push your skin around... But they are more than just a reminder of our wrinkles, they are also a frightening part of the bathroom for many children.
Bathrooms can be a very frightening place for young children as well as for children with sensory disorders. The automatic toilets and crazy loud echoing hand dryers are beyond overwhelming.
How in the world can you help a child overcome that fear?
Enter: crazy hand dryer Vs. tongue monster
One of my favorite ways to help children overcome fears is to introduce humor to the fear. If you can show a child that it's funny instead of scary they will remember the funny rather than the fear. So one of the little kittens and I decided to create something scarier And sillier than the hand dryer. We made a monster that had a looong tongue that would wiggle wiggle wiggle when the dryer turned on. After two sessions of practice we actually built up the courage to Use the hand dryer! What an accomplishment!
Here is a list of places here in Springfield that has the loudest hand dryers:
Truck stops and some gas stations
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