A Little Bit About Us
Welcome to Love Calm Learn, New Zealand's largest range of natural weighted Therapy products, low tech communications aids, sensory therapy toys and educational resources.
In 2010 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 impressed with these resources as were other parents I knew. I 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 customers.
In 2017 I decided the Resources box needed a new look, our products had come along way over the years so 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 – three teens’ 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 specializing in Autism (BA). Along with many other smaller certificates in areas of special education, autism and therapy Techniques.
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.