Hey Y'all! Let's talk a bit about why we love Fidgets!!!
Fidget toys, also known as sensory toys or stress toys, are fun objects designed to provide sensory stimulation and engage the hands and fingers in repetitive movements. While they were initially intended to help individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorders, fidget toys have gained popularity among people of ALL ages and backgrounds! Here are some of my favorite potential benefits of fidget toys:
Improved focus and attention: Fidget toys can help channel excess energy and provide a tactile outlet for individuals who have difficulty sitting still or maintaining focus. Engaging in repetitive movements or squeezing a stress ball, for example, can help redirect restless energy and improve concentration.
Stress and anxiety reduction: Fidget toys are often used as stress relievers. Engaging with a fidget toy can help reduce feelings of anxiety and promote relaxation by providing a physical outlet for nervous energy. It can also serve as a distraction from anxious thoughts or behaviors while promoting confidence and positive self-esteem!
Increased productivity: Some research suggests that fidgeting can enhance cognitive performance and productivity. When individuals have a small, non-distracting outlet for fidgeting, it can actually help them stay engaged and focused on the task at hand. You can create a great stimming box with our fidgets! A great quiet option is the mesh tube fidget!
4. Sensory stimulation: Fidget toys provide different textures, shapes, and sensory experiences, which can be particularly beneficial for individuals with sensory processing difficulties. They can help individuals regulate their sensory experiences by offering the tactile, auditory, or visual feedback that they need.
5. Promotes fine motor skills: Manipulating fidget toys involves using the fingers and hands in various ways, which can help improve fine motor skills and coordination. The Wacky Track and many more of our affordable fidget toys are great for this! This can be particularly helpful for children who are still developing their motor skills.
6. Calming and self-soothing: Fidget toys can serve as a self-soothing mechanism by providing a repetitive and rhythmic activity. This can help individuals calm themselves down and manage their emotions in stressful situations. I am in love with our Sensory Drip Fidget Toys which are also great for babies to explore with!
It's important to note that while many people find fidget toys beneficial, not everyone may experience the same effects. Additionally, fidget toys should not be seen as a substitute for addressing underlying attention or sensory issues. If you have concerns about attention, focus, or sensory processing, it's recommended to consult with a healthcare professional for a comprehensive evaluation and appropriate guidance.
Thanks so much for reading and don't forget to check out our fidget toy collection!