I think all of us know about Fidget Spinners by now. Kids love them, mine included....however, not all schools do. In fact many schools I know of have banned them. Then there are the fidget toys that make noise. Those can be distracting...and we want to limit distractions as much as possible as I wrote aboutin this post.
So I have been on the hunt for a few other fidget toy options that also would be something a teenager might be interested in.
Small enough to fit in a pocket and the fidget cubegives kids something to do with their hands. The only thing I don't love about the fidget cube is the clicker on it. That can be as irritating as pen clicking to some kids, so use your best judgement. However, the rest of the options on the cube are great for sensory stimulation with the fingers.
Bike Chain Fidget
I had heard that pipe cleaners can make for great fidgets. We tried it out, but honestly, it didn't last long. Luka used it once or twice, but it always got washed in his pants and then he just never really picked it back up again. This bike chain fidget, however, would work perfectly. I remember he and Dani having a little bug thing that was very similar to this. Luka took it everywhere and played with it in his pocket... so, this is something I would go for. It has just enough sensory stimulation without a whole lot of distraction.
Desktop Fidget Set
This box has a lot of fidget items in it that work great. I know of a lot of aids and teachers that have these boxes. The koosh alone is great because all a kiddo has to do is roll it around in their hands while listening. Now, my kid, would be tempted to throw and mess around with it. If your child is the same way, perhaps a rule might help.
I only listed three of my favorite fidget options here, but there are so many variations. You can do a search on Amazon or check out places like OfficeOxygen and TherapyShoppe to see what's out there.
Now Onto You
What is your child's favorite fidget? Do you think they would like any of these? If so, which ones? Please tell me in the comments below.