ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Fidget Toys for Sensory Input

Updated on April 5, 2014

Enrich Your Child's Sensory Diet with fun Fidget Toys!

Fidget toys, or stress toys for you business folks out there, are tools that are used to help calm the body and mind. Many children (and adults!) feel an uncontrollable urge to fidget and move around. This need for movement is often a distraction to both the child and those around him. Fidget toys allow the child to experience movement without having to actually get up and move around. Playing with a fidget toy provides the tactile stimulation their mind is craving, which can calm their mind, allowing the child to stay on task.

As we all know, being able to stay on task is an important part of school and work. Most school have rules regarding toys at school. However, as more and more teachers see the benefits of using a fidget toy for certain kids, exceptions to the no toy rule are made. A small, simple toy that can be manipulated during story time, group discussions, or whenever concentration and focus is needed, is often just what kids need.

Image: Hairy Tangle at Amazon.com

Many adults also use fidget toys, especially at work while they are on the phone. Adults will often doodle, tap their pen, drum their fingers, and fiddle with papers while talking. It may seem counter-intuitive, but fidgeting keeps the brain active and more focused. Pen tapping and finger drumming may be calming to the perpetrator, but annoying to those around her. A fidget toy, such as a Tangle or squeeze ball, is much quieter, and still provides stress release and helps increase concentration and focuses your brain.

There are many different kinds of fidget toys available. Certain fidgets will work better for some, mainly due to each individuals unique sensory needs. While one child may crave tactile input and need a bumpy fidget to focus, another child may need proprioceptive input and need a hard ball that they can squeeze. You may need to try out various fidget toys to see which works best for your child (or you!).

Recommended Reading

I highly recommend the following book for any parent or teacher of a child with sensory issues.

Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions That Build Success
Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions That Build Success

This book is geared towards elementary students and is perfect for introducing all students to the reasons why some kids may need special tools to help them cope in the classroom. Both teachers and parents will find this book useful. The book covers a variety of sensory tools, including many discussed here on this lens! There is an excellent resource section at the end of the book that includes terminology, discussion questions (for both home and classroom), and other helpful books and websites to check out for more information and ideas to help your child focus in the classroom.

 

Does your child seek tactile input?

Fidget toys can help!

If your child craves tactile input, or need to work on tactile defensiveness, then look for fidget toys that have more than just a smooth surface. Many fidget toys have various lumps and bumps to provide extra tactile input. Several fidgets on the market are made with several different materials- plastic, cloth, squishy stuff, etc. These are all great for giving your child that extra sensory input he craves, or for helping your child to adjust to different textures in a safe way.

Most of these toys are small, so your child can take them just about anywhere. Squishy balls are exceptionally good tactile toys. Most are made of a jelly-like material that feels smooth and slightly slimy. Many of these balls have nubs, spikes, and other textures on their surface as well. These balls are called by many names, such as atom, porcupine, pimple and flower balls.

If your child is likely to drop or throw his fidget, you may want to try a fidget toy that has a wrist strap, or, if the child is older, one that is on a necklace. Fidgety sells a hand hand fidget with wrist strap that is perfect for kids that often lose their fidget toys. This fidget fits into the palm of your hand and is made of soft corduroy and fill with non-toxic pellets. It's perfect for times when you don't necessarily want a fun looking toy around to tempt other kids!


Super Worm Sensory Tactile Fidget


Desk Buddy Multi Sensory Bar Fidget


Tactile Tiger Hand Fidget

Squigglets - Bracelets for Tactile Input

I recently picked up a couple Squigglets for my son (yes, even boys like them!). He is a sensory seeker, and needs certain types of input in order to calm himself enough to pay attention during circle time. We were using a squeeze ball for him to play with during circle time (tactile and proprioceptive input), but he began throwing it around...not exactly the calm behavior we were going for.

I went searching for a toy that he could quietly fiddle with, that wouldn't invite throwing or other disruptive behaviors. I found Squigglets! Squigglets often come in balls, which weren't going to work, but then I found the bracelets! These are perfect. They are basically attached to him and he can fiddle away without getting the urge to toss them around.

Older boys may not want to wear a Squigglet bracelet, but then they may be able to handle having a Squigglet ball in their hands without tossing it around. My 6 year old can't quite handle that yet...so the bracelets are great. They come in a variety of bright colors (which he loves), and have that great texture for tactile input.

If you are looking for something for your child to fiddle with that won't cause a ruckus, check out Squigglet bracelets!

Fidget Toys can provide the deep pressure your child seeks

The term proprioceptive may not be one you are familiar with, unless you are in medicine or have a child with a disability, such as sensory processing disorder. Proprioceptive refers to the information your body receives about body position and movement. Children lacking proper proprioceptive responses to their environment are often unfortunately labeled as lazy or trouble-makers.

Depending on whether they are sensory seeker or avoiders, the child may appear to be clumsy, very rough, may have poor posture, may talk loudly and have other problems. These children may give up on playing sports because they can't get their body to do what they want, or they may be kicked off teams for playing too rough. This all has to do with your body's understanding of how to move and it's spatial position.

Proprioceptive seekers are often very disruptive in class. A weighted lap pad, vest, belt, or shoulder wrap may help by providing extra weight to their joints, thus giving their body the deep pressure that they seek. Squeezing a hand exercise ball can also help. Ask your child's teacher to give your child heavy work, like moving the chairs for story time and cleaning up boxes of toys. Doing these tasks with a weighted vest or belt is especially good work! Using proprioceptive fidgets can also help a child who avoids movement by training their muscle how to move.


Abilitations Weighted Lap Animal


Fun and Function's Blue Weighted Vest


Cando Theraputty

My Fav Sensory "Toy" - My son (& I) can't live without it!

My son is a sensory-seeker. He craves most types of input, especially proprioceptive and vestibular. The one "toy" that I've found that provides both types of input, as well as great exercise, is a mini trampoline. Remember how popular these were in the 80's? They're back and they are WONDERFUL!

I actually purchased a larger outdoor trampoline for my son, and then an exercise trampoline for me, figuring that we could both get some exercise. But, because my son's trampoline was too large for the house, we ended up with an indoor and an outdoor trampoline for him. That's ok....both trampolines have been wonderful!

A mini trampoline is small enough to be left up in most rooms, so that your child can access it whenever they feel the need. Ours is in the living room and my son will jump on it while watching TV (I should get another one and do the same!). Jumping provides cardio exercise (great for the body and for wearing out an active child) and proprioceptive input for the major joints in the legs. The surface has enough rebound that you don't have to worry about joint damage.

It's easy for kids to get the sensory input they need playing outside - running, jumping, wrestling, etc - but for rainy days, or days you can't get to the park, or even for those nights that your child wakes up agitated and needs soothing, you need something indoors. Mini trampolines are just one of the easy to store pieces of equipment I would suggest having. I know we can't live without one in our house!

What about Auditory Fidget Toys?

Many children seek out auditory input. You may have a child that listens to musical toys for what seems like hours, that bangs loudly on anything and everything she can find, or that simply screams to hear themselves scream. These children are looking for auditory input, and when they can't find it in their environment, they will create it. Other children are sensitive to sounds, and often have bad reactions to loud noises. Both types of sensory input can be address with auditory fidget toys.

For a child that seeks out sound, being quiet in class is probably torture, and not conducive their own learning. Of course, when they make noise to satisfy their own needs, they disrupt the learning environment of the other children in the class. A classroom isn't the best environment to use an auditory toy in, but your child's teacher may allow your child to use his fidget during certain periods if it helps keep him calm during work time. If this isn't the case, then you may need to give your child another type of fidget toy for the classroom, and allow them a noisy fidget during recess.

Auditory fidgets can be used with sound sensitive kids to help desensitize them. Sound activated and responsive toys encourage kids to speak and/or make appropriate sounds to get the toy to interact with them. The Dragon-i Toys Talking Ben Plush is a cute stuffed animal that is both sound activated and responsive (just like the Talking Bed app for the iPhone/iPad, the plush repeats whatever you say using a silly voice).


Abilitations Squash-It - Auditory Fidget


3M Peltor Junior Earmuff, Black


Wiggly Giggler Rattle

Fidget Toys that provide Oral Sensory Input

Your child doesn't have to chew the dog's toy!

Have you ever caught yourself chewing on your pencil during a stressful time at work? Or do you find that chewing gum helps calm you down? Chewing is another way for people to fidget. It helps distract and calm your brain so that you can concentrate. However, chewing on a lead filled pencil isn't the best idea, and most schools have banned gum from school grounds. Enter the chewable toy.

Chew sticks, chewable pencil toppers, and chewable jewelry are just some of the many fidget toys available for children who need oral input. Most chew toys for kids are textured and some are even flavored, both of which add to the sensory input. There are hundreds of chewy toys available for babies who are teething, but an older child could easily bite and break these. Chewy fidgets are made of heavier material, to withstand hard chewing (though they are generally not as hard as a dog's chew toy- and please don't give your child a dog's chew toy!).

Depending on what your child prefers, you may want to provide several types of chewy fidgets. For instance, in class, your child make work best with a pencil topper he can chomp on during tests and work time. During story time, a chew stick or a chewy attached to a necklace might work best. Fortunately, there are quite a few styles, colors, and flavors on the market, so you are sure to find one your child likes!

Because these toys are designed to be chewed on, the majority are now BPA and phthalate free. These chewy fidgets are also very good for children who have weak oral muscles, or with oral motor-planning problems, such as Apraxia of Speech.

One of my favorites is The Grabber Oral Motor Chew. This oral motor chew is fantastic. It has three different textured surface designed to provide needed sensory input to lips, cheeks, gums, and tongue. The chew is made of FDA approved material and contains no latex. Even with the various surfaces, there are no holes or crevices where bacteria could thrive. If your child needs to chew on things, or if you are trying to transition an orally sensitive child from puréed to textured food, this motor chew is perfect!


Chew Stixx Oral Chew Tubes


Abilitations ChewEase Chewing Solution


Chewy Tube Combo Pack

Got a wiggler?

Maybe your child needs a fidget toy for vestibular input

Many children need to wiggle. Normally, this isn't much of a problem, but during times like story time, a test, or during quiet reading time in the class, moving around the room or even wiggling at their desk does not work. Children who need vestibular input to concentrate need a way to get the sensation of movement, without disturbing those around them. You can help your child by providing them with a wiggle seat or weighted lap pad to provide the vestibular input they need.

There are quite a few types of wiggle seats available (check out my lens on wiggle seats for more in depth info). Most of these are either wedges or round disks that are usually covered with bumps (bonus tactile input). Simple put one of these wedges or inflatable disks on a child's seat, then have the child sit on it. They can wiggle their bottoms all they want, and it generally will not disturb those around them. For story time, you child may even be allowed to use a Bilibo seat, which would allow them to rock back and forth quietly.

A weighted lap pad does not provide the child with the opportunity to move and wiggle, but the extra weight provides a grounding for many children. The extra weight has a tendency to calm the child and often curbs the need to wiggle. This allows the child to remain still, but still calms the brain and helps with focus and attention. A weighted belt or vest may also be used. All three of these items also provide children with good proprioceptive input.


Lap Pal Weighted Lap Pad


Alex Monkey Balance Board


Spin Disc Sensory Seat

Therapy Tangle by Tangle - The Perfect Fidget Toy for All Ages and All Needs!

Tangles are more than just fidget toys. The movement of the Tangle is calming and almost hypnotic. But that doesn't mean that there isn't some excitement to these toys either!

Tangles now come in a variety of sizes, colors and textures and styles. You can now get the original Tangle, keychain Tangles, Tangles for infants, Dora the Explorer Tangles and more. Some Tangle toys have flashing lights and play calming music. There's even a giant 60" inflatable Tangle your child and roll around in! No matter what your child's sensory needs, a Tangle is the perfect fidget toy!

Fidget Toys on eBay

Check out these eBay auctions for some great deals on fidget toys and other sensory toys.

If you have any comments on these fidget toys, or know of any others that should be included, be sure to post a comment!

Which Fidget Toy Do You Like Best?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Adventuretravels profile image

      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from London UK

      Great lens, extremely informative - I'm going to put a link to this lens on my lens, which is called: https://wehavekids.com/education/dyslexia-in-child I hope that's OK with you? Please let me know.

    • profile image

      flyingballoons 4 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks for the great ideas.

    • Greathaul2013 profile image

      Greathaul2013 4 years ago

      Nice lens! I love the trampoline...If I ever have a kid, he/she will definitely be getting one of those.

    • seodress profile image

      seodress 4 years ago

      Super cool lens !!!

    • profile image

      mistaben 4 years ago

      Brilliant ideas! The Diggin JumpSmart Trampoline is Wonderful activity for toddlers.

    • uneasywriter lm profile image

      uneasywriter lm 4 years ago

      Great lens idea and beautifully put together!

    • vsajewel profile image

      vsajewel 4 years ago

      Wow, I had no idea some of these things existed. I've been fidgeting with my hands my whole life, and can't concentrate unless I do I've made my own fidget toys...but never knew it. This is fascinating information and your depth of knowledge is pretty amazing. Thanx again!

    • pambrechlin profile image

      pambrechlin 4 years ago

      This is a great lens. I am looking for something that my son could fiddle with during school but not get into trouble with. I also have a tangle on my desk at work. Very interesting stuff here.

    • profile image

      GetAcneFree 4 years ago

      My son has sensory issues. This is a great resource!

    • profile image

      momideas 4 years ago

      Great lens, and great ideas Thank you

    • profile image

      Sojourn 4 years ago

      During one parent teacher conference regarding my middle son (in first grade, at the time), the teacher explained that several times she found my son under the table taking apart mechanical pencils and reassembling them. We had no idea what that meant at the time but for years he needed to have something in his hand to play with during school in order to pay attention. We hadn't noticed this at home but in a learning environment it became extremely important. I always wonder how we could have helped him more when he was younger if we'd known. We probably would have chosen different toys for him and the information on your page would really have helped. Great info!

    • IamShea profile image

      IamShea 4 years ago

      This is a great lens. My grandson has sensory issues so I e-mailed the link to my daughter.

    • profile image

      dotcomdiva 4 years ago

      This is an awesome lens! If I was a Squidangel, I'd bless it!

    • kimark421 profile image

      kimark421 4 years ago

      Excellent lens!

    • MEDerby profile image

      MEDerby 4 years ago

      Wonderful, in depth information.

    • aesta1 profile image

      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have not seen any of these but I find them interesting.

    • profile image

      dellgirl 4 years ago

      I love your collection of fidget toys and I love this lens. I can't seem to stay away from it, thanks for sharing. ~Blessed~

    • MartieG profile image

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      It sounds like you and your son do very well and loved reading about all these fidget toys - I liked the trampoline best! ~~~Blessed~~~

    • PouchParent profile image

      PouchParent 4 years ago

      Love this lens - thanks for all the great ideas!

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      What fidget toy is best for adults? I have developed the habit of skin picking. Used to bite then pick fingernails and toenails but now receive mani/pedicures. Thus I have now started picking at my skin.

    • profile image

      dealnation 4 years ago

      These are great for SPD kiddos!

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      great lens :)

    • fun-information profile image

      Aditya Gogoi 4 years ago from Sunnyvale

      Great ideas!

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      Amazing selection, well done!

    • TrixiPix profile image

      TrixiPix 4 years ago

      Perfect - I found some great gift ideas here!

    • profile image

      anonymous 4 years ago

      great lens very well written thanks for sharing

    • spids1 profile image

      spids1 4 years ago

      great lens love this!

    • bushaex profile image

      Stephen Bush 4 years ago from Ohio

      SquidAngel Blessings.

    • profile image

      idoneedthat 4 years ago

      Well I am going shopping ;)

    • flinnie lm profile image

      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Blessed and added to my lens...Squid Angel flinnie.

    • flinnie lm profile image

      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi great toys for the child sensory, fun and helpful toys.

    • profile image

      dellgirl 5 years ago

      Wonderful ideas to Enrich Your Child's Sensory Diet with fun Fidget Toys! This is a very informative lens, thanks for sharing. It really held my attention and I love it! ~Blessed~

    • oktoys profile image

      oktoys 5 years ago

      This is really a nice lens, a lot of information about Fidget toy are here. Children really like them Thank you for sharing.

    • StewartClan profile image

      StewartClan 5 years ago

      This is another really good lens. My son is a fidgeter, on the ASD (Austistic Spectrum Disorder) and is a self-biter, so we are always on the lookout for new appropriate toys.

    • casquid profile image

      casquid 5 years ago

      Great job, I have added this lens as a feature on my "Say Silly Putty" lens.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have three little ones who simply cannot sleep without their weighted blankets!

    • Tas3000 profile image

      Tas3000 5 years ago

      i have a tangle toy and they're great when i'm on the phone!

    • lovetolink profile image

      lovetolink 5 years ago

      My daughter loves her Thinking Putty!

    • Jogalog profile image

      Jogalog 5 years ago

      I'd never heard the expression fidget toy before but I love it.

    • Akitajitsu profile image
      Author

      Jen 5 years ago from California

      @anonymous: You might also want to try the Theraputty. It provides more resistance than silly putty, and usually doesn't make any strange noises (like many other puttys do!).

    • joey92 profile image

      joey92 5 years ago

      Informative lens, thanks!

    • profile image

      dellgirl 5 years ago

      This is a great lens, itâs very informative and full of unique fidget toys. These fidget toys are awesome!Thank you for presenting this so well and for sharing it, I like this. ~~Blessed by a SquidAngel~~

    • profile image

      dellgirl 5 years ago

      This is a great lens, itâs very informative and full of unique fidget toys. These fidget toys are awesome!Thank you for presenting this so well and for sharing it, I like this. ~~Blessed by a SquidAngel~~

    • profile image

      ideadesigns 5 years ago

      I like the hand gadgets that would keep a child busy thinking and fidgeting with it. Seems like good gifts for Christmas too.

    • hubcaps lm profile image

      Hubcaps.com 5 years ago from 5611 Kimball Court Chino, California 91710

      wow i love this lens! very informative!

    • hubcaps lm profile image

      Hubcaps.com 5 years ago from 5611 Kimball Court Chino, California 91710

      wow i love this lens! very informative!

    • hntrssthmpsn profile image

      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      Great selection of fidget toys! I'm prone to discomfort in social situations, especially when there's conflict involved, and I've got the most fidget-friendly keychain gadgets can build... it really helps!

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      Therapy Shoppe has a huge line of therapeutic fidget toys including 3 of my very favorites: fidgeting foot bands, fiddlelinks, and fidgeting finger springs! Visit their site at: therapyshoppe.com

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      I didn't see it mentioned here, but I love using Silly Putty. I am a 25 year old in grad school with ADHD and I always have to be doing something with my hands or feet. I initially tried using squeeze or stress balls but found them to be too resistant or needing too much pressure to squeeze, causing me instead to focus on my squeezing rather than helping me to focus on what I needed to be doing. I tried Silly Putty after reading of some other people finding it useful and it totally worked! When you first buy it, it's pretty tough and I actually hate it. But after it absorbs your hand's oils and gets dirty (gross I know), it turns into something much more malleable and soft. It does pop every now and then since I tend to fold it around my fingers which can be embarrassing when I do it in public since it may cause the attention of others that heard it, but otherwise I haven't found anything else that works that well. To give my "needs" context, I grew up as a persistent nail-biter/finger picker and chewer. For a while I thought I was just a nervous person, which I am at times of course, but my brother pointed out to me that he noticed I mess with my fingers when I'm thinking and not necessarily nervous. That's when I made the connection that I do it not out of anxiety but to help me focus and think more clearly. I can say now, that whenever I play with the silly putty, my fingers are given a much needed break to heal and grow out those missing finger nails haha. Another plus to the Silly Putty is that it only requires one hand, leaving the other to do other things allowing me to use it while working on assignments.

      I am interested in trying out the tangle as the popping sounds of the putty limit me from otherwise using it everywhere I go, but if it requires two hands to play with, it just won't work.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      Are you familiar with the sensory oral-motor tools, KidCompanions Chewelry, made in Canada and sourced in Canada and the USA and sold at www.kidcompanions.com ? They are often recommended by health professionals and parents because our stylish, wearable or attachable chewy fidgets are age-appropriate and allow the user to blend in. They are safe, bpa, phthalate, pvc, lead and latex free. KidCompanions Chewelry comes on a 100% organic cotton lanyard with a child safety clasp or with a clip hand-dyed and pre-washed with plant-based ingredients or sold undyed.

    • aesta1 profile image

      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have no kids this age but this is really a good resource. Now, for gifts, fidget toys will certainly be my choice.

    • Akitajitsu profile image
      Author

      Jen 5 years ago from California

      @RJDubya: It seems weird, but they really do help!

    • profile image

      RJDubya 5 years ago

      This has been a really useful lense and has come at just the right time for me. My little boy has just started school, he has dyspraxia and is not managing to sit and concentrate for any length of time. I had no idea about weighted vests, which I think will work wonders for him.

    • profile image

      Edwinrocks 5 years ago

      really loved the lense.

    • bwet profile image

      bwet 5 years ago

      great ideas u have here :)

    • profile image

      GabrielaFargasch 5 years ago

      These are great! :)

    • ottoblotto profile image

      ottoblotto 5 years ago

      Well done - great ideas!

    • profile image

      WhitePineLane 5 years ago

      Great lens! More people need to know about fidget toys! You've introduced many here that I had not heard of.

    • profile image

      WhitePineLane 5 years ago

      Great lens! More people need to know about fidget toys! You've introduced many here that I had not heard of.

    • HalloweenRecipes profile image

      HalloweenRecipes 5 years ago

      I like the 60" Tangle Ball!

    • TTMall profile image

      TTMall 5 years ago

      Great Lens with great resources!

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      Mini Trampoline look cute to me

    • Mim Art profile image

      Mim Art 5 years ago

      I love them all. Fun lens!

    • SunnyDaze LM profile image

      SunnyDaze LM 5 years ago

      Great selection and interesting topic. My co-worker in the next cubicle taps all the time and I should introduce him to a fidget toy. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

    • flycatcherrr profile image

      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      I had no idea that such things existed - fascinating! Passing this along to a parent I know whose little girl would certainly benefit. Thank you for this.

    • CCGAL profile image

      CCGAL 5 years ago

      I so wish I'd known about these when my son was small. (He's over 30 now.) I'm sure that he'd have benefited from several of these fidget toys. Nicely done and a wonderful resource. BTW - Congratulations on being in the top 100!

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      factual indeed.

    • profile image

      MaartjeJepsen 5 years ago

      Very interesting lens! Thank you!

    • tvyps profile image

      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Very pretty photos!! Nicely done! Squid Angel blessed!

    • gypsyman27 lm profile image

      gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

      I don't have a favorite, but I certainly could of used a few of these 'toys' when I was a working man. Very good information and an interesting topic, well done. See you around the galaxy...

    • profile image

      ptnjust007 5 years ago

      good lens

    • ronaldpakasi profile image

      ronaldpakasi 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the lens...it's really great!

    • ronaldpakasi profile image

      ronaldpakasi 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the lens...it's really great!

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      blessings to this wonderful lens.

    • profile image

      MagicBeanDip 5 years ago

      I've got a set of Chinese Health Balls that are nice to use. The balls rubbing together makes a nice sound and the chimes inside are nice too. But not necessarily good for using around others.

    • profile image

      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Hmmm, it's not easy just picking one favorite! How about Tangle Therapy?

    • profile image

      DebMartin 5 years ago

      Amazing. I've seen some of these but I'd never heard of the term "Fidget Toy" Interesting lens. Wish I'd had a fidget toy or two when I was a child.

    • profile image

      DebMartin 5 years ago

      Amazing. I've seen some of these but I'd never heard of the term "Fidget Toy" Interesting lens. Wish I'd had a fidget toy or two when I was a child.

    • profile image

      DebMartin 5 years ago

      Amazing. I've seen some of these but I'd never heard of the term "Fidget Toy" Interesting lens. Wish I'd had a fidget toy or two when I was a child.

    • profile image

      DebMartin 5 years ago

      Amazing. I've seen some of these but I'd never heard of the term "Fidget Toy" Interesting lens. Wish I'd had a fidget toy or two when I was a child.

    • squidoopets profile image

      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      They all look like fun toys :)

    • evelynsaenz1 profile image

      Evelyn Saenz 5 years ago from Royalton

      The Kid-O Bilibo looks like lots of fun. It is the kind of toy that I would have liked as a child.

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i love trampolines.

    • damoiselle profile image

      damoiselle 5 years ago

      Man, this is absolutely fascinating. My brother has Asperger's Syndrome and has always been a fidgeter... I see some potential stocking stuffers here.

    • profile image

      TerriLorah 5 years ago

      Great lens and thanks for the info. I learned something new today :)

    • recessproof lm profile image

      recessproof lm 5 years ago

      This is my first visit here and was surprised to see that I am your 100th visitor. Does that get a discount from one of my favorite toys on your lens? I like the giant 60" Tangle Ball! Great looking site and novel ideas.

    • ViJuvenate profile image

      ViJuvenate 5 years ago

      Great ideas. Many minds just need to be busy, and these can help. Sudoku works for me.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is the first time I have heard about it. Makes sense of some of the kids I know though

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      Check out the Hokki chair - it is a great wiggle chair for those who need vestibular movement while sitting.

    • profile image

      sguerrero2006 5 years ago

      great ideas!

    • MayaBella LM profile image

      MayaBella LM 5 years ago

      Very helpful.

    • jadehorseshoe profile image

      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      VERY Entertaining Lens!

    • pacrapacma lm profile image

      pacrapacma lm 5 years ago

      What a great lens!!!! My oldest son had some issues. (nail bitting, chewing pencils, hands in his pants . . .) He had these behaviors off and on in kindergarten through third grade. I wish I'd know about some of these options then.

    • profile image

      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Anything that helps develop their little motor skills is good with me.

    • profile image

      anonymous 6 years ago

      Not all mini trampolines are the same. You need to ensure you are making the best investment not just to get the best out of your exercise routines, but on top of that to guarantee your trampoline is reliable and lasts for years to come. Here are our top recommendations for best trampoline to keep fit.

      trampolines

    • iijuan12 profile image

      iijuan12 6 years ago from Florida

      These are great ideas!

    • Bonzlee LM profile image

      Bonzlee LM 6 years ago

      My son uses the disco sit in school and it really helps! He also has a weighted blanket for home. Great lens! Thanks for sharing!

    • profile image

      anonymous 6 years ago

      I like several of your Fidget Toys and can see that they could be very theraputic. I think the puffer balls are my favorite at the moment. Very well explained and presented.

    • sushilkin lm profile image

      sushilkin lm 6 years ago

      Thanks Allot for sharing valuable knowledge on Squidoo!! PRAY FOR JAPAN Please

    • norma-holt profile image

      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Lovely lens on a great product. Featured this on Kids toys.