You have no items in your shopping cart.
The fidget toy has been around since the dawn of time. The cave man fidgeted with rocks and sticks and today we fidget with more sophisticated items, such as stress balls, worry stones, paper clips, pens and anything we can get our hands on.
We all have a lot of distractions; however, studies find that fidget toys help children and adults reduce stress and anxiety and increase concentration, attention and active listening. Just look at the compelling research below!
Children with ADHD benefit from fidget toys in the classroom for increased focus, learning and remembering. In a study by the University of Central Florida, “Kids with ADHD Must Squirm to Learn”, Mark Rapport says, “What we’ve found is that when they’re moving the most, the majority of them perform better. They have to move to maintain alertness.”
In a recent Fidgety Block Facebook post, a Learning Express customer said, “I bought one for my son who has ADHD and this is awesome. Keeps him busy so he can concentrate.”
The February 5, 2017 Columbus Dispatch article “Classes calmer as schools help kids reduce stress” says every classroom now has a bin full of "fidgets" — tiny toys such as squishy balls and water bottles filled with glitter liquid that children can handle while they listen or read.
Adults also need such fidgety distractions at home and work. The article “The Science of Why We Fidget While We Work” indicates a correlation between working with our hands and increased memory and creativity.
Learning Express Toys Best Fidget Toy Review: Fidgety Block
One of the most sought after fidget tools today is the Fidgety Block. The Fidgety Block is a unique six-sided block that you can click, glide, flip, breathe, roll and spin.
It takes all of the other fidget toys and rolls them into one grand tool that is perfect for kids and adults. Based on the video above, you would think this is a noisy toy, but in reality the buttons, switches and gears make little to no noise so nearby occupants will not be disturbed.
Fidget toys are not a new phenomenon, but the Fidgety Block is the new can’t-put-down toy that has sensory benefits for everyone.
The Fidget Spinner is the latest Hot Trend in fidget toys. The Fidget Spinner is the perfect fidget toy for restless hands. It will hypnotize you as the toy spins faster and faster in your hand or on your desk. The spinner is constructed with hybrid ceramic center bearings for longer spin time. This increases the spin factor up to 1.5 minutes. The toy is relatively quiet only making a weak swoosh sound. This addicting toy should be top on your list of fidgety toys.
When I hear the word Slinky, my first thought goes to the unforgettable Slinky jingle, “What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs and makes a slinkity sound...” Slinky has evolved since that commercial. Here is the next generation Slinky/fidget toy, Light-Up Slinky! As you stretch it like an accordion, make it walk down stairs, bounce it from hand to hand or just pick it up and let it slink back down, you become mesmerized by the feel, look and classic sound of the Slinky. Turn off the light and you can watch and relax with a psychedelic light show as you play.
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty provides a variety of sensory experiences: It’s smooth to the touch, but can be twisted or molded to be bumpy or textured. If you pull it slowly, it stretches, but if you pull it quickly, it snaps with a satisfying noise. Certain colors of Thinking Putty are color-changing based on heat or light, providing visual stimulation as well. Another perfect fidget toy.
Mom and Dad: As the kids try your patience, these fidget toys are the perfect way to de-stress. If the kids need calming, don’t let them borrow your toy--you can always find a supply of fidget toys for each member of the family at your local Learning Express Toy Store location.