21 Great Fidgets For Your Child With Special Needs
Fidget toys are great self-regulation tools to help with focus, attention, calming, and active listening. We asked some of our contributing bloggers what widgets they would recommend. The results are some pretty neat fidget toys that will help your child with special needs. Check out all 21 below.
15.Stress balls: You can make them with cornstarch or sand and balloons.
16.Corks for people who like to pick at things.
17.Buckyballs but they've stopped making them as they're too dangerous.
4. Pin Art Toys (i find ours addictive once I have it in my hands!)
18. Hoberman Spheres19. Wikki Stix20. Gear Ring: For older kids it's hard to find items that will not be noticed by classmates.
21. ChewleryBrenda is the parent of a child with Autism.She is a Founder and Editor of AutismBeacon.com, a one-of-a-kind website and online directory dedicated to providing vital resources and information to the international Autism community.
I like tangles and they tend to work well for younger students. My older students tend to prefer my homemade ones (I fill balloons with either rice, oatmeal, or flour)...they choose which one they want based on their sensory needs. It's very funny how some kids can't stand even to touch the rice one but love the flour and then some kids are the exact opposite and need the stress relief the rice provides. The oatmeal I found is a nice balance between the two.
Melissa is a former Friendship Circle volunteer. She currently is a special education teacher for Mt. Pleasant Schools in Michigan.
So... What are your favorite fidgets?