We recently came across a really great non-profit called the National Lekotek Center. The mission of the Lekotek Center is to “make the world of play accessible to all children, especially those who have disabilities or special needs.”
“Toys and play are the vehicles used to provide children with an understanding of and an ability to relate to the world around them,” according to the Lekotek Center. Their sites offer “therapeutic play-based family sessions for families of children with disabilities structured to help children learn, develop and thrive in a world that presents them with many unique and complex challenges.”
The Lekotek Center recently evaluated our Sip & Spin straw cups according to their AblePlay standards, and gave it a good rating:
Here are the quotes from their evaluation by special needs parents and professionals:
“I was worried about moving him up to a ‘grown up’ cup, but I love how my son no longer missed his sippy cup once he realized how this fun, spinning cup worked!” –Keri L., Chicago, IL
“As a Speech Pathologist, I always look for fun ways to promote oral motor control and planning to help develop kids’ feeding skills and speech production in new and innovative ways.” –Amy L., CCC-SLP, Chicago, IL
“My son is working on his oral motor control. When he sees that I am going to serve water in the Sip & Spin, he gets excited to see the spinning cars!” –Karina A., Mother of Felipe who has cerebral palsy
We’re so excited to announce the launch of our new straw cups. Our Sip & SpinTM straw cup is especially fun, with a pinwheel that spins when you drink. Our ZoomiTM straw cup has only 3 parts to simplify healthy drinking.
The Sip & Spin straw cup has a pinwheel in the lid that spins when a child drinks. “My son watches the spinner while he drinks and he really does drink more with these cups,” says Dana V., one of our Kickstarter backers. “It’s the first straw cup for my one year old and he did great. He loves the flexible straw and spinning parts.”
In celebration of our launch, we’re combining each Sip & Spin straw cup with a bonus Zoomi straw. The cups come in two styles, Monster Trucks and Butterflies. They’re available online now!
It’s definitely a “must see”. After the dust settles, we’ll probably forward it over to the Academy to see if we can pick up an Oscar for cinematic excellence and cutest cast.
We’re offering an “EARLY BIRD SPECIAL” reward, where the first 100 people to pre-order a Sip & Spin Cup get 10% off. So basically you can get the best cup ever conceived, before anyone else has it, and for a lower price.
Kickstarter statistics show that a campaign with a strong opening is very likely to succeed. Please back us and share this post with friends, family, co-workers, etc. You’ll get the satisfaction of supporting a startup business, plus our eternal gratitude, which will last about as long as the cups – forever.
Thank you in advance,
Claire and the nuSpin Kids team
Hello loyal nuSpin Kids supporters,
We want to give you the first crack at our early bird special on Kickstarter – we will launch tomorrow! Be sure you are signed up for our newsletter and check your email first thing tomorrow to get the link to our Kickstarter page. The first 100 early birds to back our project get a 10% discount on the Sip & Spin Cup.
We are so excited to enter this new phase of our project. It’s a giant step toward the finished product. We really appreciate all the encouragement and support we’ve gotten from you already, and we’d love a bit more at this critical time. Please share our Facebook page and spread the word.
If you have any questions about the Kickstarter process or the cup in general, please comment here or send us a message.
Here we go!
We got some great feedback from our recent survey and are moving forward with a blue cup with trucks and a pink cup with new graphics, probably butterflies and flowers. We have names, too: the Sip & Spin Cup and Snappy Straw. Thank you for helping with these decisions, we love feedback, so feel free to keep it coming by commenting on this blog post or through the contact us page!
And if you haven’t heard, we’re just about a week from launching our Kickstarter campaign. We are trying to build up our newsletter subscriptions to get off to a great start on Kickstarter, so tell your friends to sign up, like us on Facebook, and run down the street shouting “nuSpinKids.com!”
Hope you all have a fun-filled Halloween!