How to Choose the Best Fidget Toys for your ADHD Child

Fidget toys that are most effective have certain properties because their underlying premise is stimulation and engagement. So how do you choose the best fidget toys for your ADHD child? Fidget toys work best if they:

    • have interesting tactile composition such as squeezable or spiky massagers
    • have heaviness or pliability
    • provide the hands with movement opportunities
    • don’t make any noise and don’t distract others
    • come in multiples and are small enough to put in pockets

Let’s talk about a few of the best-loved fidget toys on the market so that you can find something that your child AND you will be glad that you bought!  The following four products are all designed specifically to be appropriate in the classroom. (Oh, and for you older fidgeters: don’t forget that these can be just as good for when you have to sit through those board [bored?] meetings where sitting still is the only option.)

The Noah toy is a great fidget for your child's classroom needs.

The Noah toy is a great fidget for your child’s classroom needs.

1.  The Noah toy is the ultimate in fidget toys. Here’s why:  it has two intertwined rings that are also connected together with five links on each ring. The center link is larger and has a colored rubber band that slides back and forth like a treadmill for your fingers. Good for school, office, studying and all around fidgeting. Seriously cool stuff for the fidgeter!  [Noah]

Ellie

Ellie is a great one for slightly smaller hands!

2.  The Ellie was created with a lot of similar traits to the Noah, but it works for slightly smaller hands. It’s also great for classrooms!!  [Ellie]

The Little Fella is extra quiet, which makes it great for places where you really need to keep the noise low.

The Little Fella is extra quiet, which makes it great for places where you really need to keep the noise low.

3.  The Little Fella was designed to be quiet and is perfect for classrooms. Similar to the Noah, the Little Fella’s links are held together by a rubber ring. [Little Fella]

The Stephie is the most colorful and the most comfortable of our fidget toys.

The Stephie is the most colorful and the most comfortable of our fidget toys.

4.  Stephie is the most colorful of the Fidgetland line of fidget toys. It’s similar to the Little Fella but has extra rubber bands for stimulating color and extra comfort. It’s a perfect everyday fidget! [Stephie]

Have fun buying fidgets this Christmas–it might be the first time in ages that you’ve bought your child a toy that s/he really NEEDS!!!!

 

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