Meet our eepworm!
Eepworms are soft, squishy companions for children, named by Corinne Goyette. They have soothing qualities and can help children with emotional distress. Eepworm books, published by Early Childhood Specialties, introduce children to these helpful characters.
How do I identify an eepworm?
Eepworms are oblong, air-filled toys with tentacles covering their bodies. They have big, round eyes, and a loop on top of their heads. Eepworms feel soft and cool. They are stretchy, waterproof and washable. Note: All ECS eepworms have a tag with "official EEPWORM" on them.
What is the origin of eepworms?
Corinne discovered these soothing toys as a young child. Because of mental health special needs such as autism and ADHD, she struggled with long-lasting bouts of strong, scary feelings. She had trouble managing these intense emotions until she found these comforting sensory toys. Eepworms became helpful friends and comfort objects, and they still help calm and cheer her as an adult.
Corinne wrote and illustrated My Friend Eepworm to share eepworms with children everywhere, so they can be helped too.
How can eepworms help my child?
Eepworms have soothing qualities and can be special friends for your children. They are soft to the touch and can feel like a hug in their hands. The toys' wiggly bodies and tentacles make the eepworm seem animated and alive.
Eepworms are especially good for calming the mind when a child is in distress or keeping a child calm in stressful situations. However, eepworms must be cared for and will not last against rough treatment. Be gentle with them!
Note: Eepworms are for ages 3 and up.