I know what to expect going away

Do you need to prepare a child for a school trip, holiday, respite stay, visiting relatives or other overnight trip?

Ease the stress and prepare ahead with this easy to use TomTag kit.

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When I go away, I will be doing lots of things that are not in my normal routine or that I haven’t done before. I like to know what will be happening during each day and a visual timetable will help me to prepare for this.

I can add or replace the symbols in my TomTag schedule really quickly and easily so it will be easy to update it if plans need to change whilst I’m away.

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Staying in different places or travelling by different methods of transport can be scary. I will be less worried if I know where I am going to stay and how I’m going to get there and back.

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There are so many new things to try on holiday but I can check my list every day and it will help me to remember what’s happening next and I won’t get so anxious.

away i know pack w bI KNOW what to pack

The trip will be much more fun if I remember to take the right things with me. I’m learning to pack for myself so that I can be more independent.

Typical users include:

  • Visual learners (common in individuals with autism)
  • Children and young people with communication difficulties
  • Children and young people with developmental disabilities
  • Anyone with executive functioning (memory and organisation) difficulties (eg. dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD)


This set contains:

  • Staying away from home sticker pack
  • 40 blank buttons (2cm diameter)
  • 6 sturdy plastic tags (18 x 4cm, colours may vary)
  • 1 attachment loop
  • Instruction sheet

All sets are priced to include a 10% discount compared to buying pick & mix items


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Simply pick – stick – click and you’re ready in minutes to start helping your child prepare for their next night away with TomTag.

PICK out the symbol stickers that illustrate the activities, events or tasks that you want to list. This pack contains 2 copies of over 70 different Widgit symbols – view them all in the gallery below

All TomTag stickers are water-resistant so you never need to worry about spills and splashes or using TomTag outdoors. Every pack comes with a small number of blank stickers for you to add your own personalisation if needed.


STICK each sticker onto a blank button. Involving the child with this process (most of them love stickers after all!) will help to engage them in using TomTag.

Write a description on one of the rectangular labels provided (eg summer camp, France, etc.). Decide which coloured tag you want to use and place the label in the slot at the bottom of the tag.


CLICK each button into an empty space of the chosen tag. Start at the top of the tag and work downwards when the order of activities or events is relevant. There are 6 sturdy plastic tags in this set.

TomTag’s unique click-in buttons stay securely in place when in use but can easily be removed, repositioned and reused to modify a list or create new ones.


READY to use right away. With TomTag, there’s no printing, laminating or Velcro which saves you time AND money. It’s simply less fuss and more fun!

With the attachment loop provided you can attach TomTag to your bag and take it on the trip with you or hang it somewhere suitable in the house when you are preparing for the trip.

Symbols included in this set

Symbol images produced under licence from Widgit Symbols (C) Widgit Software 2002-2014 www.widgit.com. All other images (C) Orkid Ideas Limited 2016

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