Does your “fidgety” child need a diversion? Keeping the hands busy clears the mind. It has been proven that “fidgets” help children and adults focus. There are many types and sizes of fidgets—squeeze balls you can make at home, Tangles, steel flip chains, and spinners. Even a simple piece of Velcro taped under a school desktop has provided the sensory activity needed to calm a child. Work with your child to find what will satisfy his or her sensory needs.
Kayla Marnach is the author of the Can Do Kids Series. Her newest book, I Can Do That! helps children learn self-regulating techniques. Told through rhyme from a child’s point of view, strategies are shared empowering the child to effectively learn and practice ways they can control their emotions and actions when they feel themselves becoming dysregulated. Order your copy today!