One of the theories about ADHD is that the brain is somehow under-aroused. Physical movements could help wake it up or maintain alertness, perhaps by stimulating the release of brain-signaling chemicals like dopamine or norepinephrine. This hypothesis would help explain why countries like the US are experiencing an epidemic of ADHD – it might be that a lack of physical activity leads to reduced brain function.
Fidgeting must be deliberate to be effective. Intentional fidgets allow you and your child to self-regulate ADHD symptoms in a controlled, constructive fashion. An effective fidget doesn’t distract you from your primary task because it is something you don’t have to think about. For example, I need to listen to music to focus most days, especially if I have a lot of tasks to get accomplished.
Experiment with a variety of strategies and encourage your child to try different fidgets. Remember that your favorite fidget may not work for him. Listening to music while reading may do wonders for your focus, but your child may prefer keeping his hands busy — squeezing a rubber ball!
Having options means there’s always something that can be used to help your child stay on task in school and in life.
Here are my top fidgets worth trying that are currently available on Amazon Prime:
Frick Frack Fidgets
It is a marble inside of a piece of plastic fabric, very simple and to the point, you move the marble up and down the piece of fabric. Click here to see more about them
Flippy Chain Fidget Toy
A focus toy for killing time. Spin it silently instead of clicking a pen or flipping a lighter
Keep your hands busy and your mind clear easy to carry, fiddle with it anytime and anywhere! To find it click here
Tangles are based on the concept of infinity and continuous motion. This Magic in the Motion that you feel when you play with a Tangle is truly therapeutic and calming to the soul. Once you put a Tangle in your hand, you just can not put it down. A Tangle is more than just a toy. It is twistable energy that enables a flow of creativity from your mind. Technically, a Tangle is a series of 90 degree curves, connected and able to pivot at each joint. It has no beginning and no end just continuous motion. To see more click here
CuberSpeed Rainbow Ball
CuberSpeed Rainbow Ball is in a shape of a ball with 12 holes and 11 colorful balls inside that you fidget to pass balls from one hole to the other.Your objective is to scramble the colored balls, then figure out how to get them all back into their matching colored slots in all holes.The balls can be moved around using the empty hole, which allows the puzzle to be jumbled. Move all of the balls back into their proper places to solve the rainbow ball puzzle.The puzzle ball might look simple at first, but this fun addictive puzzle will keep kids busy for long periods of time.Exercises your memory and hands-on skills is a perfect educational toy that will keep anyone busy for long periods of time. Click here to get one.
The ORIGINAL Bouncy Bands for Chairs help students move while they work. Children enjoy bouncing their feet and feeling the tension to relieve their anxiety, hyperactivity, frustration, or boredom.Teachers love them because they are quiet and not distracting! Made in the USA. To get one click here
Each unit is 12 inches long and stretches up to 8 feet! Fidget and sensory toys are great for all children and adults, but especially those with ADD/ADHD, OCD, autism, or high anxiety levels. These toys help promote a sense of calm, reduce stress / anxiety and can increase focus / attention. Suitable for ages 3+. Great addition to a collection of fidget toys/items, including squishy balls, tangle toys, rings, jewelry, necklaces, twiddle toys, and pencil toppers. To check it out click here
Antistress Fingers Rings
THE BEST ANTI-STRESS STRESS-RELIEF TOY IS FINALLY HERE! If you liked the idea behind fidget spinning and cube clicking sensory toys but hated their noisy, rattling overall design, then you are about to really love our sensorial stress relief fidget rings set! Click here to purchase one!
Six-Faces: This fidget cube has six faces, meets all your need. Tough feeling great. Great for Fidget, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, Staying Awake and other attention disorder issues, like nail biting, smoking, leg shaking, etc. To purchase a great quality one and not a cheap one that will breakfast, click here
These are just some of my favorites, I find these to be the most popular and the fidgets that seem to be the least distracting for kids with ADHD. Again remeber every child is different, what might work for one child will not work for another! Stay positi