Fidget spinners crop up this spring, seemingly from out of nowhere, as a must-have gadget. Before December 2016, Google searches for the words "fidget spinner" were basically nonexistent.
A fidget spinner is a type of stress-relieving toy. Here at Mango People you can get your spinners in materials including brass, aluminum, metal and plastic. Our fidgets are helpful for people who have trouble with focusing or fidgeting. It acts as a stress release mechanism.
Research has been done with a group of autistic children which proves that those who participated in gross motor activity — meaning the movement of limbs or large parts of the body — performed better than those who sat still during tasks involving working memory, which is a type of memory used for processing incoming information. Exercise has also been proven to be helpful for kids with ADHD.
There's no doubt that toys that allow kids to fidget can benefit kids with autism. Occupational therapists often use sensory toys like tactile discs, Koosh balls and even putties or clays to soothe kids who have sensory-processing issues. Meanwhile, some parents of kids with special needs have hailed the toys' benefits.
Our fidgets can be a very effective and helpful self-regulation tool! Use our fidgets for calming and alerting, to promote focusing and concentration, decrease stress, increase tactile awareness of fingers/hands and as a way to keep fidgeting fingers busy! Fidget toys can also provide a fun way to strengthen hands and "warm-up" fingers before handwriting activities and fine motor skill tasks.
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