Top Five Fidget Toys for School

Fidget toys-we love them. Fidget toys can help relieve stress and increase focus and attention. More and more teachers are reporting that learners focus better and retain more information if they have something to do with their hands. Good fidgets should feel interesting, provide movement for the fingers, be durable and not distract others. The following is a list of our five favorite fidget toys.zzs

The Tangle Relax

This is by far our favorite fidget toy.  The Tangle Relax features twist-able rubberized Tangle pieces with a bumpy rubberized cover. It’s durable, quiet, and people love the way they feel. It’s big enough to break in half to make two smaller sized fidgets.  A larger size version of this is the Tangle Therapy; this fidget toy is a little more expensive but also fantastic.squigglet bracelet

Squigglet Bracelet

This soft and squishy bracelet is surprisingly durable. Lots of small “squigglets” are perfect for fingers to stretch, squeeze and pull on. It also makes a great stress reliever.  However, for someone who is particularly aggressive with their squeezing you may want to try an Isoflex ball.

Koosh BallKoosh Ball

The Koosh ball is about 3 1/4″ in diameter. These balls feel interesting, provide lots of movement and exploration for the fingers, are quiet, and the threads on these are thicker than a Koosh ball. They are very sturdy and as an added bonus they’re fun to throw and easy to catch!

The Tactile Atom Ball

The Tactile Atom Ball has long tentacle like arms that stick out from the center that are soft and squishy. The tentacles are bumpy and knobby making it very Tactile Atom Ballinteresting to hold and touch. This fidget toy is fairly sturdy, but if you have a student who is particularly aggressive we would not recommend it.

Stretchy FrogsStretchy Frog

What can we say; Stretchy Frogs have been around forever! They are small, stretchy, and very inexpensive making them a nice option for teachers.  They are great for students who move from class to class because you can easily put them in a pocket.

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