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Snowbird from Bavaria

Thank you Michael Frankel, for sharing your story and including how you Howda in your Howda Seat!

Excerpt from Mamma Mia – Snowbird from Bavaria

“In the hour or so between sunset and the start of the first performance of Bomb-itty, the crowd mills around, some selecting lawn chairs while others spread blankets and picnic fare. Andy, the Director, goes around shaking hands with each crew member, uttering a few words of thanks for a job well done. I was seated in my Howda Seat alongside the control booth and next to Mark, the Set Designer. This had become my accustomed seat for the past five nights of rehearsals. I had become a guest fixture — known to the crew as the guy who lives on a boat. The Director also shook my hand thanking me for my devotion to the rehearsals. By the time opening night arrived, I had seen at least five full productions of the play.”

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Howda Seats come in a variety of colors and sizes and are perfect for all your seasonal adventures!

We received this message from the folks at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, who received a grant for your their library and the purchase of HowdaHUG seats for the young readers.
We are so very happy to hear this news.

“This has been such a cool day … our generous benefactors just left and they LOVED the chairs.  They love them so much, they have suggested we buy additional chairs for both of my schools with our next grant request, so be expecting another order from me for for about 40 of them!  I’m including a youtube link in case you wanted to watch the video we made to thank them for their donations … HowdaHUGs feature heavily!  And yes, you are welcome to share our gratitude!”

Look what we found in the archives! It seems like yesterday! An interview with Howda Designz owner, Leslie Aisner Novak, while she was just starting her HowdaSeat adventure. Leslie was looking for a starter space and found it at The Tannery in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Howda Today

Novak holds patents for both the HowdaSeat and HowdaHUG. Furthermore, she oversees their manufacture in Maine, in addition to distribution from her  home office in Amesbury, MA. Both the HowdaSeat and HowdaHUG are sold retail and through many catalogs and other retail distributors.

Howdadesignz

Handcrafting HowdaSeats and HowdaHUGs in Maine USA, one seat at a time.

Entrepreneur, Visionary, and Inventor Leslie Aisner Novak

Leslie founded Howda Designz in 1990 after reconstructing an old wood and canvas seat that she discovered tucked away in a box of discarded items. (Read the full Original Howda story.)

“The beauty of reconstructing this old seat is that I saved an old-fashioned ‘technology’ from extinction – and built a cottage business that became international in scope. The Seat helps ease back and joint pain for thousands of people experiencing back pain, arthritis, sciatica and other issues. ”

In January 2006, after months of stringent clinical trials, Novak introduced the patented HowdaHUG, a seat designed for all children and those who require cradling and rocking to be more peaceful and calm. The seat has become a standard tool in thousands of classrooms across the U.S., Australia, and Canada.

“This work has been the most rewarding, joyous and satisfying of my life.”

Read more in About Us

 

Smiles.

Laughter.

Focused.

The HowdaHUG seat is the ultimate circle time and floor time seating solution to keep your classroom fidget free and focused.

HowdaHUG seats are perfect for classrooms – they lay flat, store stacked or rolled and provide your students with a gentle hug.

 

HowdaHUGS — Seats that embrace “like a hug.”

Clinically trialed and endorsed by professionals and parents alike.

♥ Designed for “fidgety kids” who present a need for deep sensory input to find focus, calm and containment.

♥ Crafted by hand to provide smooth rocking.

♥ Design comes from research and clinical trials to attain the finest possible seating during circle time, on the floor or in a chair.

♥ Lightweight and portable, HUGS are great for home, school, or wherever kids need a supportive embrace!

“We feel that the impact of the seat is awesome. Kids sit better and attend to group and lessons longer.” 

– Diana S., Teacher, Columbus OH

Thank you Nadine for sharing these wonderful photos of the HowdaHUG seats at Coastal Ridge Elementary School.

    

“Thank you for my beautiful purple chair! I l love it! Here I am listening and watching the book, *Silver Packages*, being read to a 4th grade class. Wishing you an enjoyable holiday season!  Thanks again,  Nadine”

HowdaHUGS — Seats that embrace “like a hug.”

Clinically trialed and endorsed by professionals and parents alike.

♥ Designed for “fidgety kids” who present a need for deep sensory input to find focus, calm and containment.

♥ Crafted by hand to provide smooth rocking.

♥ Design comes from research and clinical trials to attain the finest possible seating during circle time, on the floor or in a chair.

♥ Lightweight and portable, HUGS are great for home, school, or wherever kids need a supportive embrace!

 



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