A craze is can be annoying sometimes, and then it can also be a weird one, these fidget toys never seize to amaze me though. I have only known about these from my daughter. They are currently available to buy from all shops. Im pretty sure you have seen them.
Fidget toys are predominantly played with as part of the sensory learning. Some are designed as brain teasers and some for anxiety relief. They appeal to all genders and research has found them to be incredibly useful for classroom learning. That child whose attention span is short, can use the fidget toys to help them overcome their anxiety and to calm movements.
There is alot to choose from. You will find them on Amazon mainly. Have a look, you will be surprised. My daughter has quite a few of them now. You remember when Fidget spinners were big? We have a lot of them around the house somewhere. I don't think I quite understood them back then. But now there is the pop n flip. Little circles that make a click sound, it's quite simple. This one is used for stress relief and I have even caught myself popping those circles while watching TV, it's very satisfying.
Another I recently bought was the rainbow ball. It's very similar to the rubik’s cube. I mix all the colours up and my daughter enjoys putting them back to the correct coloured hole. I time her which adds more fun.
We have them because all her friends are collecting them, but I can really see the benefits to their design. Each one is unique to a different development.
For a further look at other sensory toys use www.multi-sensoryworld.co.uk
My daughter had this Advent Calendar for 2021 some of the items were unusual to see, and others she was quite satisfied to add to her to collection. The Peas in the pod and the mochies were her favourites. The popper tube was mine, yes I did like to explore too.
Do you think these are a good idea or just another distraction?