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A Little Bit About Us

Welcome to Love Calm Learn,  New Zealand's largest range of natural weighted products, low tech communications aids, sensory therapy toys and educational resources.


Our story

It all started about 7 years ago when my daughter, aged 10, was diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder. I was advised by her OT to use schedules, routine charts and picture cards. I quickly found that these types of resources where hard to find in New Zealand: they were often expensive and lacked any customization. Purchasing resources from overseas incurred high shipping costs and long delivery times. 

After lots of coffee and late nights, I developed a box of resources that suited her needs. My daughter's OT was very impressed with these resources as were other parents I knew. I quickly began making more and more resources which lead to the development of The Resource Box.

Through the years The Resource Box went from a small hobby to help parents just like me, to a small business. I developed a range of products and brands to suit my New Zealand customers.

From weighted blankets, vests, lap pads, communication boards, PECS and social stories to sensory toys and games, behavior management and educational resources., all fully customisable to suit the needs of the customer.

About 6 month ago, I created a brand new site, with a new look and feel, redesigned and enhanced many of our original products and added many more.....

Love Calm Learn was born. 

 

A Little About Me

My name is Kelly, managing director of Love Calm Learn.

Originally from England UK, I am mum to three unique and beautiful children - two teens girls and a pre-teen boy, all homeschooled and with a wide range of interests and hobbies. 

I have worked in education and special needs for over 20 years both in England and New Zealand. I have a degree in early childhood education (BA, hons) and a degree in special needs education specialising in Autism (BA). 

Over the years, I have worked in preschools, daycares and primary schools, classrooms and satellite units, working with children, parents, teachers and health care professionals. 

Kiana Media assistant

Kiana is 15 years old and loves social media. She enjoys helping me in the office - organizing social media,  and doing graphic and artwork for our resources and makes an awesome cup of coffee. 

Muffin (Autism Buddy)

Muffin is our 8-year-old huntaway x border collie. Her daily job is to help my eldest child through her day, sleep with her at night, be a thunderstorm buddy, clean the kitchen floor and be a cat meat taster. She's crazy and bouncy yet timid and shy. She loves playing with the kids, going to the beach, visiting the community and thinks all visitors are here just for her.