Fidgets

3/07/2017

Fidget Packs: What are they and who are they for?

If we think about it, we all like to fidget. Fidgeting helps us to concentrate, think and focus. Just think about this for a moment, do you carry a bunch of keys, hold on to a pen, tap the steering wheel of the car, fiddle with zips/buttons/ribbons/bows? etc. We all fidget to a degree no matter what age. Right? This can become a habit, like chewing gum, biting nails etc. Maybe you notice this more in other people

Some of us like to fidget more than others, this could be for a number of reasons. We could be feeling anxious, stressed, confused, angry, a whole mix of feelings and emotions. Fidgeting helps to relieve/release these feelings and therefore enables us to concentrate and think.

Finding the ideal fidget for you, your child, parent, classroom or relative can take time, equally, it can be costly, especially if you don't know where to start.

10 year old, likes puzzles, card games, things that
twist/stretch/squeeze, needs help to recognise feelings.
You might want to consider:

                                 
-age
-interest
-likes/dislikes
-favourite colour
-puzzles
-stretch items
-bendy items
-lights
-chews
-tags
-sounds
-twists
-tangles
-spins
-buttons
-springs
-wood
-metal

These are just a few ideas to think about. Even better, personalise a selection of fidgets by putting them in a drawstring bag. Great for storing and for taking out and about e.g. travelling, shopping, holiday, appointments, and maybe school with permission.
Happy fidgeting
Carol